Celebrating his 42nd birthday today, Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin says he wishes he had made a more extensive career change earlier but doesn’t have the time anymore now that he’s a father.
Celebrating Macaulay Culkin’s 42nd birthday will make many of us feel pretty old. The young actor became a household name because of his role as the charming rogue Kevin McAllister in Home Alone and its sequel, Lost in New York.
Macaulay, just ten years old at the time, plays the role of the mischievous eight-year-old who is extraordinarily adept at building destructive contraptions to foil the unfortunate thieves.
The young actor went on to host Saturday Night Live and starred in films including My Girl, The Nutcracker, The Good Son, Getting Even with Dad, and Richie Rich.
Macaulay got close with the pop star, even participating in the video for “Black or White,” and is now the godfather of Jackson’s three children, Paris, Prince, and Michael Jr.
Having completed 15 films in only seven years, he subsequently chose to take a four-year hiatus from performing to complete high school at a prestigious private institution.
Macaulay’s parents were fighting over custody of him and his significant income when he decided to divorce them at the age of 14.
In 2018, he remarked on Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast that his and his ex-divorce wife’s in 1994 was one of the most OK things that ever happened” since it caused him to leave show business.
I needed a break for a time, and then I said, “That’s it, people. I hope you all made your money because I’m done.”
It was alleged that the teenager intended to prevent his parents, Kit, and Patricia, from making decisions about his future and preserve complete control over the £13 million wealth he had acquired.
Okay, listen, that stinks. Still, things might always have been worse. In 2020, he shared this information with Esquire.
There was no coal mine where I was employed. I wasn’t a kid soldier. There was no sexual abuse on the part of my father. Things go wrong, but kids go through far more than that and don’t always make it.
He tied the knot with actress Rachel Miner when he was only 18, only to see his marriage end in divorce. He subsequently dated Hollywood star Mila Kunis for eight years.
A four-year romance with his Changeland co-star Brenda Song resulted in the birth of their first child last year.
Baby Dakota’s name honors Macaulay’s sister, Dakota, who was killed in 2008 when she was struck by a car outside a Los Angeles nightclub.
It was reported in January of this year that Macaulay had proposed to Brenda, most known for her appearances in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Social Network when they both appeared on the Disney Channel.
After getting back into the acting game, Macaulay joined the pizza-themed cover band The Pizza Underground to play kazoo onstage as they sang Velvet Underground songs.
In addition to appearing in American Horror Story: Hotel, he has also reprised his role as Kevin in commercials for Google Assistant.
Also, in 2021, Mack said that he had auditioned for the part of Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but claimed it had been a “disaster” since it had been eight years since he had last auditioned.
While wishing the producers “the best of success,” the actor revealed he would not be participating in the following Home Alone film.
For the time being, Macaulay has put acting on hold to focus on his role as CEO and publisher of the satirical pop culture website and podcast Bunny Ears.
He even launched a poll asking for input on whether or not to change his middle name from Carson to Macaulay Culkin, Kieran, TheMcRibIsBack, Publicity Stunt, or Shark Week.
Following the overwhelming success of ‘Macaulay Culkin,’ with 61,000 votes, the former child star formally adopted the name.
The star of “Home Alone” may be doing well today, but he laments that he didn’t go out for the WWE instead.
Macaulay has had chances to work in the backstage areas of the wrestling entertainment industry due to his passion for the sport, but he has always passed.
He said this in January on Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Wresting With Freddie podcast with fellow actor Freddie Prinze Jr “There were moments when I wished I could find six months out of my life to go in there and do something like that.
Now that I’m a parent, I hardly have time to urinate, but I do sort of regret not [writing for WWE]. There was always something else to do, and I never got around to it.