Macaulay Culkin today. Macaulay Culkin was born in New York on August 26, 1980. The actor was only 10 years old when he was chosen by the director Chris Columbus to interpret little Kevin, the protagonist smart and enterprising of Mom I missed the plane, film that made him famous all over the world.
Macauly Culkin received several awards for his portrayal of Kevin in Home Alone, and the success of the film allowed him to earn almost a million dollars at the age of 11.
Culkin still is doubly tied to his most famous film (and to the sequel). Here are his statements to The Guardian in 2016.
“It has allowed me to become who I am, and I like myself, so I wouldn’t change a thing. Not having to do anything to bring dinner home, financially speaking, allows me to treat each concert like it’s my last. I would say to myself, ‘Culkin, you had a good run‘.
However, after the initial success the actor’s career suffered a serious crisis, also accompanied by various personal problems.
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As for his love life, Macaulay Culkin married his age at the age of 18 Rachel Minerwith whom, however, he separated only two years later.
Afterwards, the actor was linked to Mila Kuniswith whom he continued an eight-year relationship, which ended in 2011.
From 2003 the actor started working again in the cinema, then he broke up with Mila, but found love again on the set of Changeland in Thailandin 2017. Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song they are not very active as a couple on social media, but their relationship is booming.
London Tipton’s ex-performer in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Culkin become parents last year of Dakota Song Culkinnamed in honor of his sister, who died tragically in a car accident in 2008.
Problems with drugs and the difficult relationship with his father
The problems in the actor’s private life started in 1995, when he gave up acting. His latest filmsPagemasters and Richie Rich) had not been very successful, and moreover his father, a former Broadway actor, had squandered all the young talent’s earnings and as if that weren’t enough, a legal battle begins with his ex-partner to win custody of the little actor, won by his mother in 1995.
Culkin also revealed that he didn’t have access to his earnings, nor did he know how much.
“Kit and my mother were separating. I had millions and millions of dollars in the bank and my mom couldn’t pay the rent because she was spending it all on lawyers. The only way to access that money was to detach myself from my father and so I emancipated myself“.
The stress of the situation drove Macaulay Culkin to leave the cinema. He was seen again on the big screen only in 2003, at the age of 23, in minor films such as Party Monster eSaved! but that weren’t enough to relaunch his career.
Growing up, there was no shortage of drug problemswhich led to a his arrest in 2004 for possession of marijuana and various benzodiazepine-based drugs (used for the treatment of anxiety, they are highly addictive). However, Culkin was released on bail.
Culkin has also acted as a vocalist for a group called Pizza Underground, and is currently the CEO of a satirical news site. He also runs the Bunny Ears podcast.
Currently the actor continues his film career, albeit more sporadically.