ByJack Reneau, writer at
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Jack Reneau

You walk into the dark theater. The previews have just started, so you scramble to find a seat before you miss the new Hunger Games trailer. All settled in with your generic movie snack of choice, you settle back to enjoy the film. Suddenly you see a face onscreen, a face you have seen before but you can't remember from where. You rack your brain to its limits: Was he in a movie with Jason Bateman? Did he have a long running child star role? Didn't she play the mom in that movie about that thing that happened? Before you know it you've missed several minutes of the movie while lost in thought, and you lose more wondering what occurred in the scene you missed, leading to a half-watched flick and a frustrated moviegoer.

Now I might have been a little extreme in this example, but we've all been here: you see and actor in a movie and cannot remember for the life of you where you saw him or her before. I recently watched a trailer for 'The Maze Runner' and I recognized several faces, but couldn't remember where I recognized some of them from. In order to prevent this from happening to at least a few moviegoers in the world, I decided to write a quick guide. Without further ado, here are a few faces you just might recognize in 'The Maze Runner'.

1) Dylan O'Brien

Dylan O'Brien is a star on the rise. His parents are Lisa Rhodes, a former actress, and Patrick O'Brien, a camera operator, so it's no wonder he was bitten by the acting bug. He was raised in New Jersey and California, getting his start as a Youtuber before landing the role of Stiles on MTV's 'Teen Wolf'. He plays the part of Thomas in 'The Maze Runner'.

Where We Know Him From

  • The First Time
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Internship

2) Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Scodelario
Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Scodelario was born in London, growing up fluent in Portuguese thanks to her Brazilian mother. At age 14 she auditioned for 'Skins', a show broadcasted by the channel E4, which is known for casting real people rather than seasoned actors. During her career as Effy Stonem on 'Skins', Kaya made her feature film debut as Eve in 'Moon', alongside Sam Rockwell. She plays the role of Teresa in 'The Maze Runner'.

Where We Know Her From

  • Skins
  • Moon
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Now Is Good

3) Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Thomas Brodie-Sangster began acting at an early age. He was born to Mark Sangster and Tasha Bertram, who are both actors, in London. He starred in 'Love Actually' and 'Nanny Mcphee' before moving on to the play the voice of Ferb in the popular Disney animated show 'Phineas and Ferb'. Many of us recognize him for playing the role of Jojen Reed in 'Game of Thrones'. He portrays Newt in 'The Maze Runner'.

Where We Know Him From

  • Nanny Mcphee
  • Love Actually
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Game of Thrones

4) Will Poulter

Will Poulter, like many of his costars, is English-born. His enthusiasm for acting in school led to him being cast in 'Son of Rambow'. He went on to star in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' and played Kenny in 'We're the Millers'. He plays the part of Gally in 'The Maze Runner'.

Where We Know Him From

  • Son of Rambow
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • We're the Millers

'The Maze Runner' comes to theaters on September 19th


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