How Old Was Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone?

Macaulay Culkin

We all know Home Alone movie, it was one of the best movie series. Where it’s first part was released on 1990 and this movie was loved by many people all over the world.

He was just 10 years old when he played a small boy role named Kevin McCallister on Home Alone. Macaulay Culkin’s role was absolutely amazing and very fun. Home Alone (1990) was his debut movie as a lead actor.

Macaulay has been played in some movies from the age of 4. So, today we will learn about his famous movies Home Alone in detail.

Macaulay Culkin was born in 1980 and his birthplace was New York. His father’s name is Christopher Cornelius Culkin in short Kit Culkin and he was also an American actor. And his mother’s name is Patricia Brentrup.

When Macaulay was a child he attended a catholic school with his six siblings before they started to read in Professional Children’s School.

Culkin has been on screen from the age of 4. And he first played in a theater production, in New York Philharmonic.

In the 1980s he played on many television shows as well as in movies, but all roles were minor and not a lead role. Some of the movies he played before turning the age of 10 are “Rocket Gibraltar” and “The Equalizer”.

After gaining acting experience in some drama and movies, he was finally called to play a lead role in Home Alone at the age of 10. And his role as lead where he was named Kevin McCallister.

The role in this movie made him a worldwide known star, the movie did very great at the box office and was liked by many people from all over the world.

Acting in Home Alone

While playing a role in a movie named “Uncle Buck” which was released in 1989. The movie did really well and the director Chris Columbus of Home Alone recognized his talent in the movie.

The movie Home Alone is based on an incident that happened in one family. Eight years old Kevin has left in his home accidentally when his whole family left the USA for visiting France.

But as soon as the parents realize that they left their son at home, they attempt to return back but sadly they were already in Paris.

With being alone in the home first the kid was happy but as soon as he realizes that some thieves want to enter his house then all the interesting story starts.

The writer of this move John Hughes explained how he got the idea of his movie in Time interview,

Where He said, “I was going on a vacation, and before going a vacation I was making a list of stuff, that I don’t want to forget at home. But at the same time I thought, I would better not forget my kids at home. But at the same time I thought, What will happen if I forget my 10-years-old son at home?”

This movie was produced by 20th Century Fox and its budget was around $15 Million, but surprisingly it made more than $470 million on box office. And became the highest-grossing comedy movie of that time.

Anyway, Culkin was only paid about $110,000 for his role in this best comedy action movie. This movie also won two Golden Globe Awards and also get nominated for an Academy Award.

From this movie, he also won Young Artist Award for his best leading young actor role for the movie.

Since the movie was a great hit that the 20th-century fox offered him $4.5 Million to work with the studio for the Home Alone next sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

This movie was also a commercial hit, where the movie earned more than $350 million worldwide and the budget of this movie was around $20 million only.

And again later the studio released another series of Home Alone 3, which did not do as best as it used to do in the box office. Since there was no original cast on Home Alone 3.

More Movies Offer

After his great success on Home Alone, which also helped studios to earn a massive profit on little investment. Culkin became a hit star and famous worldwide, where people started to wait for his movies.

Later, he played in a famous movie Richie Rich in 1994 and later he played in The Pagemaster.

After playing these two movies, Culkin stepped back from the entertainment industry till 1998. Because he wants to make his life normal and spent his time like another normal kid.

He took a break from his acting career for like 4 years. By, now he is one of the greatest and famous actor who had played in many movies and music videos as well.

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