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Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. Courtesy of Matt Lankes hide caption

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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."

Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. Courtesy of Matt Lankes hide caption

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Courtesy of Matt Lankes

Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

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From WHYY in Philadelphia