Max Records, Overnight Star: 'Wild Things' Star Plucked From Oregon Obscurity

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Not many child stars -- not even Macaulay Culkin -- get to romp (sans parents) with the Wild Things.

Unknown child actor, Max Records, 12, was plucked from obscurity in Portland, Oregon, to star as the young hero in Spike Jonze's buzzed-about Where the Wild Things Are, hitting theaters Friday.

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