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1. His brother Kieran built acting career for himself in movies like The Cider House Rules, Igby Goes Down, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
2. Home Alone where Culkin stars earned a Guinness World Record as the highest-grossing live-action comedy ever domestically.
3. His full name is Macaulay Carson Culkin.
4. Before breaking out in “Home Alone,” Culkin appeared in a 1988 episode of the action series “The Equalizer” as a kidnapping victim. A big screen adaptation of “The Equalizer,” starring Denzel Washington, is set to be released in September 2014 — with a sequel already in the works.
5. His younger brother Kieran also landed a part as Kevin’s bed-wetting cousin, Fuller in Home Alone.
6. He scored the role of Kevin McAllister thanks to his performance in ‘Uncle Buck’.
7. The film, “My Girl,” features his first on-screen kiss.
8. In 2012, Culkin turned his New York apartment into a painting workshop. At around the same time, he was spotted around the city looking unwell and emaciated.
9. He’s God-Father to two of Michael Jackson’s kids, Prince Michael and Paris Jackson.
10. The role of Kevin from Home Alone was written specially for Culkin.
11. In 2004, the actor was arrested for marijuana possession in Oklahoma City. After eventually pleading guilty, he got off with no jail time.
12. Culkin was the first child actor to receive one million dollars for a single movie.
13. He has been selected by People Magazine as one fo the “100 Greatest Movie Stars of all Time.”
14. He starred in his own animated series in the early 90’s.
15. As a kid, before he hit superstardom with “Home Alone”, he appeared in the Tim Robbins Vietnam thriller “Jacob’s Ladder”, then went on to portray a disturbed and murderous young boy in “The Good Son”, opposite Elijah Wood.
16. John Hughes wrote “Home Alone” (1991) with the young actor in mind after they worked together on “Uncle Buck” (1989).
17. He was married to actress Rachel Miner from 1998 to 2000 (they were both 17 at the time!) ; they separated and later divorced in 2002.
18. He was close friends with Michael Jackson and slept over at his house several times; he later testified that nothing inappropriate ever happened while he was there and he never witnessed Jackson touching the other children who stayed there.
19. He jumped right into a relationship with Mila Kunis the same year; they stayed together until 2011.
20. The actor made a cameo appearance on “WWE Raw” in 2009, in which one of the wrestlers was defeated by a “Home Alone” inspired gag.
21. Studied ballet at the School of American Ballet.
22. Studied the performing arts extensively as a child, including training at Blanchine’s School of the American Ballet, and appeared in numerous television commercials.
23. His father is Christopher Cornelius Culkin. He is a former actor known for his productions on Broadway. He is also the brother of actress Bonnie Bedelia.
24. His mother won custody battle over their children and Macaulay’s fortune.
25. He performed in his first play Off-Broadway at age 4.
26. In 2005, Culkin defended Michael Jackson at the pop star’s molestation trial.
27. His mother is Patricia Brentrup, who never married Culkin.
28. He is the third of seven children.
29. Culkin has been performing in an avant-garde cover band “The Pizza Underground” since the beginning of 2014.
30. Throughout Macaulay Culkin’s career his father, Kit Culkin, was his manager.
31. In December 2013 a video of Culkin eating a cheese pizza went viral. Culkin was parodying Andy Warhol consuming a Burger King Whopper in Jørgen Leth’s documentary 66 Scenes from America. Through the video Culkin was promoting the debut of his New York-based, pizza-themed comedy rock band the Pizza Underground.
32. His father worked as a sacristan at a local Catholic church.
33. His mother was a telephone operator.
34. Culkin has been dating former All My Children actress Jordan Lane Price since November 2013.
35. During Culkin’s early childhood, the family lived in a small apartment.
36. Culking was inactive in his career for several years.
37. Ιn 2009, Culkin appeared in a UK-based commercial for Aviva Insurance to help promote their company’s rebranding.
38. Culkin attended Jackson’s burial on September 3, 2009.
39. Culkin appeared in Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” music video.
40. On March 7 of the same year, he appeared alongside actors Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Jon Cryer in a tribute to the late John Hughes.