Macaulay Culkin is an American actor and musician who has done a surprisingly good job at staying in the shadows since his childhood acting career shot him into fame as the “cute little kid.” Here, MusicSnake Magazine put together a list of 11 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about Macaulay Culkin.
Number One: Macaulay Culkin Got Married When He Was 17
When he was just 17 years old, he got married to Rachel Miner. However, they were only married for two short years before they got divorced.
Number Two: His Role in Home Alone Was Written Specifically for Him
Director Chris Columbus auditioned more than 100 kids for the part of Kevin in Home Alone. He knew that Macaulay Culkin would eventually play the part.
Number Three: Culkin Dated Mila Kunis
Kunis and Culkin dated for an impressive 8 years before they split. The breakup was apparently amicable, and they remained close friends afterward.
Number Four: The Actor Was Close With Michael Jackson
You might be aware that Macaulay and Michael were very good friends, but did you know that Culkin is also the godfather to two of Jackson’s children, Prince Michael and Paris?
Number Five: His Brother Was Also in Home Alone
Kieran can also be seen in the cult classic film as Kevin’s cousin, Fuller. Kieran has since appeared in several other films.
Number Six: Macaulay Had His First On-Screen Kiss in My Girl
The kiss was with co-star Anna Chlumsky. Chlumsky is now 39 years old and is known now for her role in Veep as the character Amy Brookheimer. My Girl came out in ’91, and the sequel, My Girl 2, was released in ’94.
Number Seven: Culkin Was the First Child Actor to Receive $1M for a Single Movie
Obviously, the boy got his $1M for Home Alone. His parents reportedly got into a legal battle about what to do with the money he earned.
Number Eight: He Has Been Arrested
In ’04, he was arrested in Oklahoma City for marijuana possession. The man also had Xanax and sleeping pills on him at the time.
Number Nine: Macaulay Went Viral for Eating Pizza
In ’13, a video was released of Culkin eating a cheese pizza. He was trying to parody Andy Warhol in the documentary 66 Scenes from America when he eats a Burger King Whopper.
Number Ten: Culkin Has Been Featured in Robot Chicken
Though he has taken several hiatuses from the acting realm, Culkin has done work with Seth Green’s popular comedy Robot Chicken. He did voice-over work for the show.
Number Eleven: He Was Featured in a Michael Jackson Music Video
Macaulay Culkin appeared in the music video for Michael Jackson’s song Black or White. The song was released in ’91.
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