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Jay Baruchel's big break

The star of ”She’s Out Of My League” is having a big year

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He may be best known for playing what he refers to as ”the kid with the f—ed-up haircut in Knocked Up.” Now Baruchel, 27, stars as an average Joe who gets the babe in the comedy She’s Out of My League (March 12) and voices an unlikely hero in the animated How to Train Your Dragon (March 26).

With more films on the way, Baruchel frets that his breakout will feel like an avalanche. ”There’s a very specific response that I’m trying to elicit whenever my ugly mug appears in the trailer,” he says. ”I want them to be psyched. The last thing I want to do is make people sick of me.”

COMING UP Baruchel stars with Nicolas Cage in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (July 16), and he just shot his second film in a row in his hometown of Montreal, a Hitchcockian movie titled Notre Dame de Grace.