Many instantly recognize him as Kevin McCallister from Home Alone.
With his adorable nature and leading roles, Macaulay Culkin was the ultimate child star of the 1990s and became an A-List actor in his own right at a very young age.
He was known on-screen as the cute and mischievous kid, but off-screen, there was tension building up.
Culkin’s life later took a drastic turn and led this once-lovable Hollywood wunderkind to a dark lifestyle nobody expected.
From his much-questioned relationship with Michael Jackson to his strained relationship with his family, here are the little-known details of Macaulay Culkin’s unusual childhood.
1. A Star is Born
Macaulay Culkin was destined for the limelight ever since he was born on August 26, 1980. His father, Kit, was a Broadway star and his aunt, Bonnie Bedelia, was an actress. He learned from a young age how to captivate an audience. Even his younger brother Kieran Culkin had a flair for acting.
Macaulay Culkin first stepped into the limelight when he was just a young boy of four, years old. Even though his professional career seemed promising at the time, he was also too young to comprehend the tough Hollywood life that awaited him.