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Then + Now: Macaulay Culkin from ‘Home Alone’

Macaulay Culkin Home Alone
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How could anyone forget that classic face?! We loved Macaulay Culkin as a child actor, but we’ve only been hearing random peeps from him as an adult. What’s he up to these days?


Macaulay Culkin was a fantastic child actor, starring in films like ‘Uncle Buck,’ ‘Home Alone,’ ‘My Girl’ (THOMAS J NEEDS HIS GLASSES), ‘The Good Son,’ and ‘Richie Rich.’ He also starred in the TV series ‘Wish Kid’ and was pals with Michael Jackson. Not a bad life for a little dude, right?

But Culkin experienced some family problems and soon found himself on the covers of tabloids, inspiring him to make his life a little more private, which meant being in front of the cameras a lot less.


Macaulay Culkin

Culkin disappeared for nine whole years after starring in ‘Richie Rich,’ emerging again in 2003 to play famous club kid and murderer Michael Alig in the indie flick ‘Party Monster.’ He followed that up with a role in the comedy ‘Saved’ with Mandy Moore and Jena Malone, leaving most of the acting work to his brothers, Kieran and Rory, who were starting to make a name for themselves as well.

Macaulay also dated Mila Kunis for several years, and he’s lent his voice to several episodes of the stop-motion animated series ‘Robot Chicken’ on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, working with friend and ‘Party Monster’ co-star Seth Green. His frequently gaunt appearance has led to a lot of whispers about drug problems, but nothing’s ever been substantiated.

These days, Culkin is involved in an art collective known as 3MB with musicians Adam Green and Toby Goodshank, both formerly of The Moldy Peaches. The trio had a gallery show back in December in New York, and seem to be sort of inseparable.

Check out a video that explains their work below, followed by a more recent video of Culkin stopping by an Adam Green performance to help sing ‘Kokomo.’

Next: Then + Now: The Cast of 'Full House'

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