Max Records

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Max Records
Born Maxwell Records
(1997-06-18) June 18, 1997 (age 17)
Portland, Oregon
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Maxwell Records[1] (born June 18, 1997) is an American actor. Records is most notable for the role of Max in the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are. His earlier experiences in film include a minor role in Directions: The Plans Video Album, and an appearance in the music video for Cake's cover of "The Guitar Man". He played the small role of young Stephen (played as an adult by Mark Ruffalo) in the 2009 film The Brothers Bloom.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born in 1997 to Shawn Records, a photographer, Master of Fine Arts, and teacher at several colleges in the Portland, Oregon area, and Jenny Fleenor, a librarian.[3][4][5] In August 2003, he and his family moved from Syracuse, where Records was a student at Ed Smith School, to Portland, where Records would attend Chief Joseph Elementary School. [5] Records also has a younger brother, Sam, and the family currently lives in North Portland, where he currently attends high school at Trillium Charter School.

Records also had a leading role in the science fiction-short film, BlinkyTM. The film was released in early 2011.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Directions: The Plans Video Album Brother Segment "Stable Song"
2008 The Brothers Bloom Young Stephen
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Max Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2010 BlinkyTM Alex Neville Short film[6]
2011 The Sitter Slater Pedulla


  1. ^ Ramey, Jim (October 23, 2009). "Not afraid to scare". Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ Presenters: Matt Gamble, Andrew James and Kurt Halfyard; Guest: Rian Johnson (2009-10-20). "Something to Toy With". Cinecast. Episode 141. 5:31 minutes in. Row Three. Retrieved October 27, 2009. "So Max [Records] came [to Brother's Bloom] ... a little bit after finishing Where the Wild Things Are."
  3. ^ Wloszczyna, Susan (March 23, 2009). "First look: 'Where the Wild Things Are' gets Maxed out". USA Today. Retrieved October 19, 2009. 
  4. ^ Levy, Shawn (October 31, 2009). "Portland family took a big leap to let son star in 'Where the Wild Things Are'". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Max Records, star of "Where the Wild Things Are," has Syracuse connection". Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
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