Our favorite Home Alone star, Macaulay Culkin, underwent a shocking transformation over the years. It was a journey from being a child star to a drug addict and a retired actor.
Macaulay Culkin is an American actor and musician from a film background because his father (Kit Culkin), aunt (Bonnie Bedelia), and younger brothers (Roy and Kieran Culkin) are on the same track.
People suddenly remembered the long-lost child star after his appearance on the 2023 Hollywood Walk of Fame. Culkin is of Irish descent and was raised Roman Catholic. His father, Kit Culkin, is a retired American stage actor and a father of eight, six of whom are from Macaulay’s mother, Patricia Brentrup.
Macaulay’s brothers, Kieran and Rory, are actors, too. After a long ‘Culkin-sleep,’ the former successful child actor founded the website bunnyears.com to create premium lifestyle content in 2017. His team calls it the world-class comedy satire brand founded to enrich lives and promote chuckles.
Culkin began performing on stage at four. After appearing in a TV film and an episode of a TV series, he made his film debut through Rocket Gibraltar (1988). He worked in a few films and became famous after portraying Kevin McCallister (1990) in Home Alone and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992).
Culkin got $110,000 for Home Alone and $4.5 million for its sequel. In 1991, he starred alongside Michael Jackson in the music video Black or White, which tightened their friendship. Michael Jackson was accused of child molestation, and Culkin defended him every time.
Culkin informed that he was closer to Jackson but never saw him molesting anyone. He attended Jackson’s burial and is not much older than his children, Paris, Prince, and Michael Jr., who see Culkin as their godfather and the Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor as their godmother.
Culkin’s other notable film is Richie Rich (1994), after which he took a break from acting and came out as a grown-up actor through Saved! (2004). He appeared in various films till 2010, after which he tried his luck in experimental films, advertisements, music bands, and documentaries.
Culkin, who would otherwise have guest appearances on television, appeared as the newcomer in the FX franchise American Horror Story Season 10 in 2021. He played a psychopath in The God Son (1993), disappointing his fans fond of his adorable image created through Home Alone.
Before And After
Culkin was an adorable-looking child actor who turned skinny and pale over the years. He had a different story with his family. He informed the media that his father was jealous of him when he was ten.
By fifteen, Culkin removed his divorcing parents’ names as his legal guardians from the trust fund, which was reportedly between $15 million and $20 million, because they allegedly pocketed some amount from his cheques.
The 24-year-old Culkin was charged with marijuana possession and two controlled substances in 2004. Thus, he ended up in prison and was fined $540.
The pale and skinny Culkin, holding an energy drink, came into the sights of the media in 2012, which helped people consider him a drug addict. Meanwhile, he hired an executor to handle his finances after separating from his parents in his teenage.
Rumors regarding Culkin and Mila Kunis’ engagement surfaced in 2003 after their public appearance. However, they informed the media that they were neither engaged nor married. They revealed their relationship in 2010 and broke up in 2012.
According to Kunis, they had various reasons to split. Moreover, she was fed up with Culkin’s fans screaming after seeing him. On the other hand, when Culkin looked skinny after the 2012 drug case, people thought it must be due to his recent breakup with Kunis.
Culkin was previously married to the actress Rachel Miner from 1998 to 2000, while their divorce was finalized in 2002. After that, Rachel moved on with her co-star, Brad Renfro, who was arrested multiple times and died of a drug overdose at twenty-five.
Culkin started dating Brenda Song in 2018 when they met on the set of Changeland (2019). He revealed that he was trying to have a baby in 2020. Finally, their first son was born in April 2021, and Culkin named him Dakota Song Culkin as a tribute to his late sister.
Culkin and Brenda announced their engagement in January 2022 and welcomed their second child in March 2023.