Whether you know him as Kevin McCallister from the movie series Home Alone or his other films, Macaulay hit it big during the 90’s. Although he was a lovable, mischievous child on-screen, things were a bit more complicated for him in real life. His life took a darker turn and people shifted focus from his talent to his relationship with Michael Jackson, his troubled family and even dating woes. Here, is everything you should know about this child star.
Born August 26, 1980, this young actor seemed destined for Hollywood. Well, maybe it ran in the family since his father Kit starred on Broadway and his aunt Bonnie Bedelia acted. Since he was little, he knew just how to capture the audience’s attention, as did his younger brother Kieran Culkin. At only four years old Macaulay began his acting career, unaware of the Hollywood hardship that also awaited him.
Big Screen Debut
Starting with theater, Macaulay moved to TV with his appearance in The Equalizer, an 80’s drama show. Then, came his role in The Midnight Hour, a TV movie. Alas, in 1989 he hit his break in the comedy film Uncle Buck. His character was the middle child of the Russel family. Though Culkin was breaking out as a star, not everything would turn out smoothly for him.