Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin3 posts
1990

Home Alone

Culkin lands the lead role as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone.  The movie is about an American family who takes a Christmas vacation to Paris, but forgets the eight-year-old child, Kevin, at home alone. Culkin beats-out over 200 other actors for the role. Co-starring Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O’Hara.

I kind of had a blast. I mean, it’s one of these things also overall that like, you know, you don’t really like watching yourself, like you hear your own voice on your message machine, and you’re like, I don’t sound like that. It’s the same thing. It’s I don’t look like that, I don’t sound like that.

But at the same time, it was — it was fun. I mean, I kind of just — it was just a part of who I was. Like I said, I almost didn’t know any better.

Home Alone Trailer

26 Aug, 1980

Macaulay Culkin born in New York City

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Macaulay Carson Culkin is born in New York, New York. His father, Christopher Culkin, is a former child actor, and his mother is Patricia Brentrup. He has six siblings, Shane, Dakota, Kieran, Quinn, Christian, and Rory. He starts showbiz at the age of four, acting in off-Broadway shows such as the New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

And so the thing is with child actors overall, the most important thing is that you have to know your lines. They’re always worried about the kid’s going to forget his lines. So, what my father, you know, who was clever — one of the things he did was, you know, they’d give me these scenes, like scene 12 and scene 20 or whatever, and they were very, very short scenes. So what he would do is he’d go through the script, find the longest like monologues and longest, hardest scenes for a 9-year-old to do, and had me memorize them. So when I’d go into the room, they’d go, oh, do scene 12, I’m like, you know, I’m a little nine-year-old, I go, but no, I practiced scene 4. Do what you know. You know? And the next thing you know I’m rattling off this whole thing.

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