Records at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International
June 18, 1997
Maxwell Records (born June 18, 1997) is an American child 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.
His parents are Jenny Fleenor, a librarian, and Shawn Records, a photographer, Master of Fine Arts, and teacher at several colleges in the Portland, Oregon area. In August 2003, he and his family moved from Syracuse, where Records was a student at Ed Smith School, to Portland. Records also has a younger brother, Sam, and the family currently lives in North Portland, where he attends middle school at a public school.
Records also made his leading role in the science fiction-short film, Blinky. The film was released in early 2011 and was panned by critics. However, Records's performance mainly received mixed-to-positive reviews.
He used to go to Chief Joseph Elementary.
|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||Blinky™||Alex Neville||Short film|
|2011||The Sitter||Slater Pedulla|
- 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. http://www.rowthree.com/2011/10/20/cinecast-episode-143-something-to-toy-with/. Retrieved October 27, 2009. "So Max [Records] came [to Brother's Bloom] ... a little bit after finishing Where the Wild Things Are."
- Wloszczyna, Susan (March 23, 2009). "First look: 'Where the Wild Things Are' gets Maxed out". USA Today. Retrieved October 19, 2009.
- 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.
- "Max Records, star of "Where the Wild Things Are," has Syracuse connection". Retrieved January 31, 2010.
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