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C Thomas Howell | Tom Howell
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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 The Hitcher
(1986) was a real important film for me as an artist, but more importantly, for me as a person. I was 17 or 18 when I did that movie, just starting to really understand what it was to be an actor. I'd done some movies prior to that where I really was clueless. I had no idea what I was doing on The Outsiders
(1983), I had no idea what I was doing in a lot of those movies I did, ...
In 2003 he was hospitalized for 4 weeks because of a ruptured appendix, a very serious illness, fatal if not treated on time.
He lost 45 pounds and surgeons had to take out 3 feet of his intestine among other things in order to save his life. That's the real reason behind his gaunt look in all his movies between 2003 and 2005.
As of today he has fully recovered. He's currently working out with a ...