Macaulay Culkin's performances in the Home Alone franchise, Richie Rich and My Girl defined the childhoods of most '90s kids. But now, decades later, he continues entertaining the same people as adults. The only thing that has changed is that he's doing it on the Internet instead of the big screen.
Turns out, the actor has a strong Twitter game, and we've been sleeping on it for way too long. Self-deprecating humor, interesting and unique insights, he is sharing it all and he's absolutely shameless. Continue scrolling to check out a refined collection of his best tweets and let us know if you think we need to take away Ryan Reynolds' Twitter comedian crown and give it to Macaulay instead.
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It's really nice to see Culkin back on track.
In the years following Home Alone's release, he stayed very busy in Hollywood. The year 1991 cemented his stardom as Culkin had a role in Saturday morning cartoon series Wish Kid, hosted Saturday Night Live, appeared in Michael Jackson's Black or White music video, and even performed in the successful film My Girl. But after reprising the role of Kevin McCallister in 1992's Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and playing a villain in 1993 thriller The Good Son, the boy's career took a major downturn.
The movies he had starred in in 1994 bombed at the box office, severely dampening the actor's "stock" at the ripe age of 14. An outrageously famous actor at such a young age, Culkin's stardom already seemed like it was burning out.
During an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Culkin also mentioned what it was like to turn 18 and have an absolute mountain of money come his way from his successful child-acting days. "I felt like some kid worked really, really hard, and I inherited all of his money. It allows me to treat everything like a hobby. I do nothing for my dinner nowadays." While all of that money he made with Home Alone has set Culkin up for life, he's also found how hard it is to break back into Hollywood after leaving.
Now, however, Macaulay Culkin seems content to live his life mostly out of the spotlight, hanging out in Paris where he kind of does whatever he feels like. In 2018, he said it's hard for him to live a normal life because everyone recognizes him everywhere, and fans on the street always want him to recreate his famous hands-on-face "scream" look from Home Alone. But even though he hit the apex of fame so young, he doesn't seem crushed about anything. In August 2018, Culkin told People that he and his girlfriend, Brenda Song, "have a good life" which is honestly all anybody can ask for.