Macaulay Culkin-How it all started And His Whereabouts Now

Published on August 29, 2022
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The famous child star who has always been our favorite, and was in fame even before he hit the age of 13. Macaulay Culkin has worked on fifteen big projects even before he turned fourteen years old. The actor got well known too soon in the industry for his work. However, he exited the spotlight just as fast as he entered it. He can now be seen living a very normal and silent life. Nonetheless, the actor is still attracting attention to himself. From his parent’s separation which leads to his custody battle, to his relationship with Michael Jackson. We know it all. Continue to read to get a recap of his life as one of the most famous child stars. In addition, some facts and where he can be found today.

Macaulay Culkin (born August 26, 1980, New York City) The American Actor who instantly got fame in his 1990 movie hit Home Alone and became one of the most famous child actors in the 90’s. Apart from taking a back step in acting the actor pursued other creative options.

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Early life and work

Macaulay was born in New York City, to his parents Kit Culkin and Patricia Brentrup. He is one of seven siblings. Following, the footsteps of his family, he got into an acting career. That was particularly because his aunt Bonnie Bedelia, was an actress and his father was a Broadway star. At the age of only four years, it was clear that the child was to make a name out of himself. As effortlessly, he made a jump from the stage, to the television, and then to the big screen.

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On the path to becoming a Celebrity

After his success in the theatre, Macaulay started to aim for bigger things. He got into some major beginner roles in the eighties series-The Equalizer and The Midnight Hour on TV. Not only that, the 8-year-old wasn’t having enough of being just a TV star so he gradually, took a move to the big screen in 1998. Followed by his acting in the films Rocket Gibraltar and See You in The Morning. He further had a boost in his career when he got to work alongside John Candy in the movie Uncle Buck. The appreciation he received after his comedic performance was huge. 

After his success in the theatre, Macaulay started to aim for bigger things. He got into some major beginner roles in the eighties series-The Equalizer and The Midnight Hour on TV. Not only that, the 8-year-old wasn’t having enough of being just a TV star so he gradually, took a move to the big screen in 1998. Followed by his acting in the films Rocket Gibraltar and See You in The Morning. He further had a boost in his career when he got to work alongside John Candy in the movie Uncle Buck. The appreciation he received after his comedic performance was huge. 

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The Home Alone Occurrence.

The splendid acting of Macaulay was noticed by a very important person in Hollywood- the writer of Home Alone, John Hughes. The writer straight way wanted Macaulay to act for his film not only because of his good personality but also for his acting skills. Undoubtedly, the actor was given the role of Kevin McCallister. At this time, the child actor had worked for six years in different gigs but had difficulty making a sign of himself. Despite this, things were going to go uphill for him after his work in Home Alone.

The Movie- Home Alone came up to number one place at the box office on November sixteen, 1990. Also becoming a present as Christmas classic. Moreover, the movie earned over seventeen million dollars in just the first weekend. It further broke its record with eighteen million dollars. The movie went up to making four hundred and seventy-seven million dollars marking it as the highest-grossing movie of all time. The actor was suddenly in every household.

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 Child Millionaire in the process 

The movie Home Alone was an instant professional boost for the actor, the fame suddenly throws him in being of demand. However, Macaulay changed his gears by working beside Anna Chlumsky in the romance movie My Girl. Not only did the film give the benefit of getting Macaulay his first kiss but it further makes him earn one million dollars for his acting. Which is the highest-paid income by any child actor in the history of the industry. Unquestionably, the movie My Girl made a name in hurricane speed which further made the actor work ahead in his Home Alone part two: Lost in New York. The sequel of the movie increased its budget to two million dollars. 

Whereas, the opening of the film exceeded the real amount with earning of thirty-one million dollars. However, the earnings just came to a full stop after some time. On the other hand, the sequel had an earning of three hundred and fifty-nine million dollars worldwide. It was prominent that Macaulay was the most tireless child on the big screen and had no intention of coming slow.

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Macaulay’s friendship with the king of Pop

The friendship of Macaulay Culkin and Micheal Jackson was a whole new story. They became acquainted when the young superstar was around the corner to release the first part of Home Alone. Apart from the two spending a lot of time together, Macaulay appeared in Jackson’s music video ‘’ Black and White’’. The public couldn’t care any less about their friendship considering the huge age difference that they both shared. Particularly, later when The Music icon was to be in blame for many serious crimes. The friends were still be together spending time no matter what people had to say. 

It was much later in 2009 after the passing away of Jackson people still didn’t stop questioning their friendship. In addition, to which the actor responded ‘’ He enjoyed my youthfulness. He liked being a kid with me. It was never unusual for me. I felt comfortable with him. Maybe, because that’s the way he way.’’

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Macaulay in the middle

It should be in notice, that the credit of being the best negotiator from the very beginning should be given to his manager/father Kit. They not only did bring amazing opportunities to his son but also helped him drill memorizing and rehearsing all the movie lines. No doubt, for him to succeed ahead. Things couldn’t go any wrong after that. It was just after the time Macaulay detached from the industry, he was mixed up in another split. The actor came to know about his parent’s break up. The reason being his father an alcoholic. Despite the court calling off him being an alcoholic, Kit had to say otherwise.

Sadly, the court remarked Kit was someone unfit to parent a child and so the sole custody of the children was to be given to Patricia. Which caused Macaulay and his father to lose contact. Unfortunately, the family drama was just beginning.

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Macaulay’s Fortune at risk

After playing the role of Richie Rich, Macaulay’s money earned by his hard work was at stake. With his parents’ custody issues in between. Macaulay’s hard-earned amount of around seventeen million dollars was at stake. Their entertainment lawyer Kenneth Weinrib stated that the family finances were getting very low and so they were even having a hard time paying off their rents. In contrast, Macaulay being still underage wasn’t allowed to touch his money which further made things difficult. As not only that but the family couldn’t even use the amount until the court allows it to. 

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Macaulay out of the blue gets into a marriage at 18

All the relationships of the actor were kept quite a good secret from the people until the time in 1998. However, in that year the news of Macaulay being married to the actress Rachel Miner surfed. The couple was just eighteen years of age when they got married. We still have a hard time believing how the actor kept it all a secret. When the news later broke, the actor was once again the center of attention. Differing from this, things started to go wrong when the actor was planning to get back on screen however, Miner had plans to start a family. That’s when they went for separation in 2000 and got a divorce by 2002.

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He’s Financially stable for life

Things are to feel unreal if all of a sudden you are given access to your lifelong earned money. Something similar happened to Macaulay. Know what he had got to say to Ellen. There was time taking to get use to all that wealth. He says ‘’ I felt like some kid worked hard and I inherited all of his money… It allows me to treat everything like a hobby,” he said.

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Moving Forward

In spite the fact, Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin were in the longest relationship, they both are in good terms and have move on. You might already be familiar that Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are together. The actor states that “I’m with a lady right now and she is so good to me that they feel like blows. She just does nice things, and I feel like at first I didn’t know how to be treated well in that kind of way. It was a strange, almost foreign concept,” he said on Anna Faris Is Unqualified.

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