Acquired his breakout role as a kid actor, portraying Kevin McCallister in House Alone and House Alone 2: Dropped in NY in the first 1990s. He also starred in Uncle Buck, My Gal and Richie Full. Perhaps one of the most effective child stars in film background, he was positioned the #2 on VH1’s set of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” in ’09 2009. Elevated in a little house with six siblings, he started acting at age 4, and examined ballet at the institution of American Ballet. In 2013, he became the business lead singer of the Velvet Underground cover music group known as Pizza Underground. The music group became known for offering containers of pizza with their supporters at concerts. His dad was an professional and his aunt is normally celebrity Bonnie Bedelia. He dated celebrity Mila Kunis for pretty much eight years, but their romantic relationship ended this year 2010. He was also wedded to celebrity Rachel Miner from 1998 to 2002. In 2013, he started dating Jordan Street Cost. He was a lifelong friend of Michael Jackson, and starred in his music video, “Dark or Light.”
Full Name Macaulay Culkin
Salary $15 million dollars
Date Of Birth August 26, 1980
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.7 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Professional Children's School, School of American Ballet
Parents Kit Culkin, Patricia Brentrup, Oliver McCall
Siblings Kieran Culkin, Rory Culkin, Quinn Culkin, Christian Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Shane Culkin, Jennifer Adamson
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Funniest Actor In A Motion Picture (Leading Role), Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor
Music Groups The Pizza Underground
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
Movies Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, My Girl, Richie Rich, The Good Son, Party Monster, Uncle Buck, The Pagemaster, Getting Even with Dad, Saved, Rocket Gibraltar, Sex and Breakfast, Adam Green's Aladdin, See You in the Morning, Only the Lonely, The Nutcracker, The Wrong Ferarri, Jerusalemski sindrom, Foster Hall, Service Man, Black or White
When casting the role of Kevin McCallister for Home Alone (1990), Chris Columbus had already seen him in Uncle Buck (1989) but he wanted to audition some other kids first while writer and producer John Hughes had his heart set on Culkin. So Columbus met Culkin in New York and was very charmed by him and thought he was fantastic. Columbus auditioned five other kids and none of them shaped up to Culkin. Columbus went with Culkin because he was not as picture perfect and he had an instant relatability to the kids in the audience. Columbus knew the cameras would love him and he was immensely funny.
Was ranked #2 in E's most cutest child stars all grown-up. (2005).
His performance as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990) is ranked #99 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
His brother Rory Culkin, now an established actor in his own right, has played both Macaulay's little brother (in The Good Son (1993) and the younger version of Macaulay's character (in Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)).
The role of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990) was written for Macaulay by John Hughes (who had written and directed another film which featured Macaulay, Uncle Buck (1989)). Despite this, some other boys were auditioned by Chris Columbus just to make sure that Macaulay was right.
Became the first child actor to ever receive a million dollars for one film - and in a supporting role too! The film was My Girl (1991).
Ranked #2 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".
Bought Marilyn Manson his first pack of cigarettes for Manson's role as Christina during the filming of Party Monster (2003). He said he found it so ironic considering that Manson is considered "the Antichrist" by many, and it's Macaulay Culkin who's corrupting him.
[17 September 2004] Arrested for marijuana possession in Oklahoma.
Dropped out of his senior year at the Professional Children's School (a high school), the school where he met his ex-wife, Rachel Miner.
Was in a relationship with Mila Kunis from 2002 until late 2010.
Macaulay was named after Thomas Babington Macaulay, and his middle name Carson for Kit Carson of the old west.
Burned out at age 14, he quit acting in 1995 and only recently made a 'comeback' on stage in 2001, appearing in a London production of "Madame Melville," playing a 15-year-old who is seduced by his French teacher. It later moved Off-Broadway for a 4-month stint.
He and his wife buy $1.7 million 5200-foot loft on lower Broadway in Manhattan. [November 1999]
[March 2006]: Acting found me. I thought maybe I should try to find it again. We'll see.
Most of the offers I get from Hollywood are for teen comedies. My manager thinks I'm crazy for turning down all that money, but I'm very picky. I'd made enough money by the time I was 12 to never have to work again, so it's not about a big check with me. It's about finding unique, one-of-a-kind films that I would want to see myself. I think Party Monster (2003) is one of those.
I had all the fame anyone could want, and I ran away from it.
People still recognize me all the time on the street. The first thing they say when they stop me is, "Where have you been?" The second comment they make is always, "Oh, you've grown up." I'm not one of those actors who needs the media spotlight all the time to feel gratified. I'm happy to do one project a year and take the rest of the year off as long as that project is special.
[on Party Monster (2003)'s script]: When I was first sent the script, I threw it in the garbage like I did with every other script I was sent at the time. I was basically retired.
Contrary to popular belief, I've never been to rehab. I've never been to jail, never been arrested. All the child-star clichés. I've tried very hard to avoid them all.
I just remember the exact point when I was growing a little more tired, during The Good Son (1993). I had already done one or two things that year, and I just said to Kit, "Listen, I'm really getting tired and I'm not at school as much as I'd like to be. I really need some time off". He said, "Yeah, sure" and the next thing I knew I was on the next set doing the next thing and it just kind of clicked in my brain: "Okay. There's basically nothing I can do to make this stop".
[on his friendship with Michael Jackson]: Michael and I had an understanding about my father. He knew what that was all about. He'd lived it. It's not like I can just bump into people on the street and say, Oh! You too! It doesn't happen that often. Michael's still a kid. I'm still a kid. We're both going to be about 8 years old forever in some place because we never had a chance to be 8 when we actually were. That's kind of the beautiful and the cursed part of our lives.
[Responding to questions about his estranged father, May 27, 2004.]: My father was overbearing. Very controlling. He was always the way he is, even before my success. He was not always a good person. He'd play mind games to make sure I knew my place. I don't see him, which is unfortunate. But I don't have any desire to see him. I vaguely know where he is, and I don't want to know. As long as he's not standing outside my doorstep, I'm fine.
[on his new sitcom deal with NBC]: With Friends (1994) biting the dust, the time could now be right for my show.
[Just how rich is he?]: I could sit around with my thumb up my butt watching TV and my kids would still go to college!
It drives me crazy when your parents try to read your mind. It's even worse when they try to read your mail.