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With actors like Andrew Garfield, Chloe Moretz and Olivia Wilde such a large part of our movie culture at this point in 2011, it's hard to believe that they were technically new mainstream stars at this time last year.

But that's why the MTV Movie Awards are here to remind you that we have plenty to look forward to in these bright breakout stars' careers. Read on for a full list of the Best Breakout Stars nominees, then cast your vote for the winner today!

Olivia Wilde, "Tron: Legacy"
She might not be new to our hearts thanks to her recurring role on "House," but Wilde's blockbuster debut certainly got us piqued for what her big screen future holds. And with "Cowboys & Aliens" just around the corner, our hopes are pretty high.


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Seth Rogen in The Green HornetFans of Seth Rogen, Michel Gondry and comic books, rejoice! "The Green Hornet" hits theaters today, following privileged playboy Britt Reid's (Rogen) emerald-suit-clad alter-ego in his attempt to find his place in the world following his publishing mogul father's untimely death.

Reid's solution: teaming with his late father's kung-fu-fighting mechanic Kato (Jay Chou) to provide Los Angeles with the vigilante justice its crime-ridden streets so desperately need. Hilarious friction between the polar opposite partners, a refreshingly Gondry-esque take on action sequences and menacing opposition in the form of villain Chudnofsky (played by "Inglourious Basterds" baddie Christoph Waltz) ensues.

The Green Hornet's name was coined in homage to Reid's father, who died of anaphylactic shock after being stung by a bee. Because "The Green Bee" sounded silly, "hornet" was offered as a substitute. This got us thinking: What the heck is a hornet, anyway? As it turns out, Chudnofsky would've done well to give Jim Carpenter, curator of invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, a call. The man knows a thing or two about defeating a hornet, among other useful facts pertaining to the insect. (Um, we hate to break it to you, Rogen, but you didn't have to lose all that weight to play the part after all.) Hit the jump to find out what the movie got right and wrong with regard to hornets. Read More...

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Seth Rogen and Jay Chou may be getting some heavy metal backup from the Oscar-hopeful band Anvil in "The Green Hornet." The group's appearance in the 2010 film appears to have been leaked in an overview of their busy schedule and indie documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil." Their recent calendar purportedly included a Conan O'Brien appearance, followed by their movie debut in Michel Gondry's new hero film.

Beware of minor spoilers before reading on, but according to the L.A. Times, Anvil performed in a scene that featured them exploding on stage at a rock club.

Continue reading Anvil To Appear In 'Green Hornet'?

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