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Macaulay Culkin

Highest Rated:   69% Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Lowest Rated:   3% Getting Even With Dad (1994)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
The most successful child performer since Shirley Temple (Mickey Rooney wasn't a star until his teen years), Macaulay Culkin first stepped onto a New York stage at the age of four. Extensively trained for his craft, including a stint with Balanchine's School of the American Ballet, young Culkin became a familiar TV-commercial face and was spotlighted in several film supporting roles, the best of which was as John Candy's inquisitive nephew in Uncle Buck (1989). After an unbilled cameo in Jacob's Ladder (1990) and prior to an appearance in a Michael Jackson video, Culkin was cast as the preteen protagonist of Home Alone, a Three Stooges-like combination of violent slapstick and sappy sentiment that was the highest-grossing film of 1990. Culkin thereby became the highest paid child actor of all time, and one of the few under-13 performers who could be counted on to "open" a picture. Two more blockbusters followed: My Girl (1991) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). At the time, the boy's career was under the tight control of his father Christopher "Kit" Culkin, an erstwhile actor who also managed the careers of Culkin's younger, equally photogenic siblings, and stories began to emerge from Hollywood concerning the elder Culkin's on-set behavior. Meanwhile, Macaulay's box-office appeal began waning, partly due to indifferent response to his next few films -- The Good Son (1993), Getting Even With Dad (1994), and Richie Rich (1994) -- but chiefly because he was outgrowing his cuteness and spontaneity. In June 1995, Culkin's mother went to court to remove the boy from Kit's custody, insisting that the father's contentiousness was ruining Macaulay's chances of revitalizing his career. At a few months shy of age 18, Culkin married actress Rachel Miner in 1998, but the couple separated in 2000. The former child star re-emerged in 2002 in documentarians Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's feature debut, Party Monster, the true-life story of the rise and fall of a young club promoter. He enjoyed a lengthy relationship throughout the 2000s with Mila Kunis.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
23% Zoolander 2
  • as Himself
$29.8M 2016
9% Sex and Breakfast
  • James
2007
No Score Yet Jerusalemski sindrom
  • Actor
2004
61% Saved!
  • Roland
$8.8M 2004
29% Party Monster
  • Michael Alig
$0.3M 2003
24% Richie Rich
  • Richard 'Richie' Rich, Jr.
1994
18% The Pagemaster
  • Richard Tyler
1994
3% Getting Even With Dad
  • Timmy
1994
57% The Nutcracker
  • The Nutcracker
1993
24% The Good Son
  • Henry Evans
1993
27% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Kevin
1992
50% My Girl
  • Thomas J. Sennett
1991
62% Only the Lonely
  • Billy
1991
No Score Yet Wish Kid - Be Careful What You Wish For
  • Actor
1991
56% Home Alone
  • Kevin McCallister
1990
69% Jacob's Ladder
  • Gabe
1990
61% Uncle Buck
  • Miles
1989
44% See You in the Morning
  • Billy Livingstone
1989
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar
  • Cy Blue Black
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015-2016
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
  • Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Jason `J.T.' Towne
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Elliott
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • Actor
  • 1991

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