Macaulay Culkin: The Rise And Fall Of A Child Star

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  • Published: 29 November 2018
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    Ahh, the holiday season. We put up our decorations, shop the latest deals, and invite extended family members over for huge feasts. For many of us these traditions also include a lot of classic holiday films. Often topping the list: Home Alone and it’s sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. While watching the antics of little Kevin McCallister year after year, people may wonder about the star -- Macaulay Culkin. In the 90’s, he was arguably one of the biggest child stars and actors in general -- but what happened? We’ll tell you and the next time you sit down to watch Home Alone, you’ll know about the rise and fall of Macaulay Culkin and how the child star went from marquee films to reclusive life of riches without the fame attached to it.

    A quick glance at Macaulay Culkin’s IMDB page showcases a lot of movies in very little time. The 1990s was packed with films, television shows, and guest appearances on various programs. Culkin was in his pre-teens and working more than most adults. Then after 1994 suddenly it all ended. Nine years without a big screen credit and our vision of Macaulay Culkin was left with the roles he played as a child star. So happened? How did Macaulay Culkin go from multiple big screen projects in 1994 to disappearing from Hollywood for nearly a decade? Did he follow the path as so many other child stars -- getting older and losing out on roles? Well, not quite -- and like many things in Hollywood, the story of Macaulay Culkin is not so simple.

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Comments • 5 628

  • Kathy Smith
    Kathy Smith  1 hours back

    Yes Should be a home alone

    • Charlie Ledesma
      Charlie Ledesma  12 hours back

      If he didn't do drugs he wod of probably been Leon s keenedy

      • Pana_MontanaBaby
        Pana_MontanaBaby  14 hours back

        Omge I can’t believe I forgot about that movie, The Pagemaster 💕💕🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

        • Chris Mullan
          Chris Mullan  23 hours back

          was good to see this, Macaulay sure is happy and doing well and looks great, dont see any fall of a star here.

          • tiffymarieseesthetea marie

            So sad

            • 6S6Y6C6Z6
              6S6Y6C6Z6  2 days back

              Fall? I hear this all the time about Culkin. Why? He is the one of the coolest effin people ever and has lived a life well worth being jealous of... You rock Mac!

              • ???
                ???  2 days back

                They broke up with him so they can get famous.

                • Mikayla Hull
                  Mikayla Hull  3 days back

                  He is still the greatest everyone makes mistakes. O and changelan is the best

                  • Sonic Hedgehog
                    Sonic Hedgehog  3 days back

                    Almost reminds of old man marly and his son but in this case, Macaulay’s dad did much much worse than have a arguement with him. He pretty much destroyed a lot of Macaulay’s childhood so I can’t really blame his son for never wanting anything to do with him again.

                    • sneakypete
                      sneakypete  3 days back

                      Yeah sure, this is a lie. Culkin is on point and blasting Hollywood pedos left and right hence this propaganda.

                      • teety woo
                        teety woo  3 days back

                        I think this weirdo got the last laugh mate, he's set up for life and even if money did ever get tight ( which it wont) he's so known he could easily get work doing something that will bring in the dollars. I live to be him, I'm roughly his age

                        • P Kittler
                          P Kittler  3 days back

                          This should be called the fall, emancipation and rise of a child actor. You go Macaulay!!!!!

                          • The Cove Channel
                            The Cove Channel  3 days back

                            Hollywood is no place for children!

                            • linda staton
                              linda staton  4 days back

                              he is doing very well in fact he made so much money and now own a new business he is doing great in fact he was on Ellen show she was rude ASF I can't believe she was like that I probably want watch to much of Ellen now !!

                              • Jalen Ikezeue
                                Jalen Ikezeue  4 days back

                                No no no no no no no and no those days are over now he's to do bigger and better things and that is enough in my book

                                • Jalen Ikezeue
                                  Jalen Ikezeue  4 days back

                                  Give the guy a break he's not a Machine Macaluay maybe the only star actor that wish's to let the Fame and fortune Gone

                                  • Thotla Meli
                                    Thotla Meli  5 days back

                                    He had a job nose not tue same nose he should have not

                                    • Dencil Dean
                                      Dencil Dean  5 days back

                                      Hello BAM in e head
                                      you had enough our you want more
                                      all the way from beautiful
                                      nassau, bahamas 🇧🇸

                                      • masduca Zamora
                                        masduca Zamora  6 days back

                                        Cute no baby nkktuwa new friend is here po done n po lhat wait Kita sa bhay ko tnx

                                        • Michelle PeaBrain Bubblybutt

                                          I suspect he has an alter ego: Kid Rock lol

                                          • Heliquad24
                                            Heliquad24  7 days back

                                            Am I the only one who has yet to see the home alone movies

                                          • Jeremy Burlingame
                                            Jeremy Burlingame  1 weeks back

                                            Look again

                                            • sargent sausages
                                              sargent sausages  1 weeks back

                                              he was a victim of abuse

                                              • Jk T
                                                Jk T  1 weeks back

                                                RIP his sister Dakota

                                                • Zain Mohammad
                                                  Zain Mohammad  2 weeks back

                                                  I still want to see him on some movies even though hr doesn't need to.

                                                  • vibeuk2003
                                                    vibeuk2003  2 weeks back

                                                    The guy is now an internet legend! His podcast is going viral. This video hasn't dated well!

                                                    • Tomato Potato UwU
                                                      Tomato Potato UwU  2 weeks back

                                                      Oh, SHUT UP!

                                                      He’s doing much more better 😶

                                                      • hamish armstrong
                                                        hamish armstrong  2 weeks back

                                                        pizza underground gets a mention around the 16 mark.i think that wee guy was tampered with.

                                                        • sasuke
                                                          sasuke  2 weeks back

                                                          nowadays, he doesn’t look that attractive anymore smh but at least he’s not dying

                                                          • Jack Frost
                                                            Jack Frost  2 weeks back

                                                            Best childhood actor ever lived!!! Incredible talent and survivability.
                                                            Don't give up Macaulay, you can do anything!!! Stay clean and talented.

                                                            • Rory B. Bellows
                                                              Rory B. Bellows  2 weeks back

                                                              Fall? Guy looks like he's doing fine. He can work on what ever he wants chooses to, he could probably get work just from his names appeal alone. More power to him.

                                                              • MissTia777
                                                                MissTia777  2 weeks back

                                                                He fell way off! His shine time was up in 2000!

                                                            • Abdusamad Vlogs Korea
                                                              Abdusamad Vlogs Korea  2 weeks back

                                                              Super

                                                              • Ben G Vegas
                                                                Ben G Vegas  2 weeks back

                                                                Should be called "when jigsaw grows up"

                                                                • schoolblitz
                                                                  schoolblitz  2 weeks back

                                                                  He is living happy and well, and that is everything. He is a success.

                                                                  • Felicity Ray Self
                                                                    Felicity Ray Self  2 weeks back

                                                                    I don't care.

                                                                    • C Fong
                                                                      C Fong  3 weeks back

                                                                      He hardly fell then did he? From what your video describes he sounds like a lad who for that age had his head screwed on depite the vulgar behaviour of his father, i expect it was worse for Macaulay than this video portrays and that he probably had to navigate the minefield of monsters associated with the movie industry. My point being he ain't fell it looks to me like he's done his bit and now he's enjoying the fruits of his probably very lonely career. I genuinely hope he's happy, because it's easy to see when someone has put up with/ been through some horrible experiences andi see it in his eyes, there's pain.

                                                                      • Krystal Woody
                                                                        Krystal Woody  3 weeks back

                                                                        He looks like Hansel and Gretel

                                                                        • THE PEDOPHILE EXPOSING BOUNTY HUNTER

                                                                          20:19 - Let me save you all from wasting so much time. You're welcome!

                                                                          • THE PEDOPHILE EXPOSING BOUNTY HUNTER

                                                                            He would have a huge weight lifted off his chest if he finally came forward to tell how mj molested him for several years. Must suck to hold all that in and hide it all the time.

                                                                            • Big Tong69
                                                                              Big Tong69  3 weeks back

                                                                              How old he is?

                                                                              • Melody QKK Benjamin
                                                                                Melody QKK Benjamin  3 weeks back

                                                                                Who ever tries to remake this movie, don't even. IT WON'T BE THE SAME!!😁❤

                                                                                • Jame Andy
                                                                                  Jame Andy  3 weeks back

                                                                                  You arent lyingWhen I was once eight Im 12 now my mother bought me into domestic aloneand I by no means stopped looking at it

                                                                                  • Joshua Radjavitch
                                                                                    Joshua Radjavitch  3 weeks back

                                                                                    The rise, fall, and rise again

                                                                                    • Jack Troutner
                                                                                      Jack Troutner  3 weeks back

                                                                                      what if for his mug he did the home alone face

                                                                                      • Ligma Seven
                                                                                        Ligma Seven  3 weeks back

                                                                                        he would of been good to play Andy in Chucky

                                                                                        • ItsEpicLoinFish
                                                                                          ItsEpicLoinFish  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I guess the good son is the reason why he's wired and mean and Chris his father.

                                                                                          • Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS
                                                                                            Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS  4 weeks back

                                                                                            His parents are scum bags

                                                                                            • Thess Palaruan
                                                                                              Thess Palaruan  4 weeks back

                                                                                              im here because of Michael Jackson...but i like macaulay culkin