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Where to see him: "Where the Wild Things Are"
What he's done: Records' only previous onscreen appearance was as Mark Ruffalo's younger self in the flop "The Brothers Bloom."
What he's playing: The 12-year-old will take on the key part of the wildly imaginative Max. Leaked test footage from the film drew mixed reviews from fans but the close involvement of the book's author, Maurice Sendak, allows hope for a well-received movie and a bright future for its star.
FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this slide said the leaked footage was from the movie itself. It was from a test shoot.