Macaulay Culkin to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Actor Macaulay Culkin has achieved one of the most highly-coveted honors in Hollywood. He will receive the 2,765th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, December 1 at 11:30 a.m. PT. The actor, best known for his portrayal as young Kevin McCallister in Home Alone, has been making his way back into Hollywood in recent years. After some personal struggles, he is now doing well and is a father of two and engaged to actress Brenda Song.
Culkin’s former co-stars Catherine O’Hara and Natasha Lyonne will be guest speakers at the event. “Macaulay Culkin has been a staple in pop culture for decades,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “He has an extensive trajectory of work but his movie, ‘Home Alone’ is one of the most beloved holiday movies known the world over. How fitting that Catherine O’Hara who played Macaulay’s mother in the film is reuniting with her movie son and will be speaking at the ceremony!”
Culkin began his career at the age of four with several small movie appearances. He got his big break in the film Uncle Buck alongside the late John Candy. Home Alone skyrocketed him to fame at just 10 years old and not long after, starred in Home Alone II: Lost in New York. He appeared in My Girl and Richie Rich but struggled to see the kind of fame Home Alone brought him. Not only that, but he began to experience some challenges in his personal life including a legal battle over his trust fund and his parents’ custody fight. He decided to take a step back from acting in 1995.
For a while, he felt like he would never act again and even turned down a huge payday for Home Alone 3. In the mid-2000s, he caught the acting bug again and tried to star in darker roles that might get rid of his child star image. 2003’s Party Monster, also starring Lyonne. was his return to acting after a nine-year hiatus. He went on to appear in films such as Saved! and Changeland, shows such as Will & Grace, and even stage productions.
Culkin most recently appeared in American Horror Story: Installment 10 and received a lot of praise for his role. He has also appeared in the series The Righteous Gemstones. In addition to growing his family and working, he supports charities such as Stand Up To Cancer and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. Culkin even tried his hand at a music career, forming a band called The Pizza Underground in 2013. Ultimately, the band broke up in 2018 but had a cult following for a while. Culkin has been recently competing on Celebrity Jeopardy! and just got beat by SNL star Rachel Dratch. Have you been watching?