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Rory Culkin

Highest Rated:   97% Columbus (2017)
Lowest Rated:   3% Twelve (2010)
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Birthplace:   New York City, New York, USA
Often referred to as "the littlest Culkin," Rory Culkin came to acting with a family reputation that stands in inverse proportion to his diminutive stature. Born in 1989, as the youngest child of the infamously fractious Kit Culkin and Patricia Bentrup, Rory was only a year old when his eldest brother, Macaulay, found an almost obscene degree of fame and fortune thanks to his starring role in Chris Columbus' blockbuster Home Alone. Most of Rory's earliest screen appearances came courtesy of his resemblance to his famous brother; fans of The Good Son (1993) may recall his appearance as a younger version of Richard, Macaulay's bad seed alter ego. Likewise, Rory also played the more childlike version of his brother's title character in Richie Rich. Unfortunately, any talent the wee Culkin may have exhibited was, for a number of years, largely obscured by his family's various misfortunes. Following the bitter and widely publicized breakup of his parents, Culkin also had to endure the unfavorable publicity surrounding Macaulay's career burnout and a 1998 fire in his family's Manhattan apartment. In 2000, he finally earned recognition as a talented young actor, thanks to his role as Laura Linney's wry, observant son in Kenneth Lonergan's much-acclaimed directorial debut You Can Count on Me, causing both critics and audiences to remark that perhaps big screen bankability had not been limited solely to Culkin the Eldest. After a subsequent appearance in Showtime's made-for-cable film Off Season (2001), Culkin once again appeared as a younger incarnation of an older sibling, this time Kieran, in the art-house comedy Igby Goes Down (2002). As his first major feature role independent of his siblings, Rory appeared as alongside Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix in M. Night Shyamalan's rural alien invasion thriller Signs. Culkin was praised for his work in the independent dramas Igby Goes Down and Mean Creek, and went on to play a supporting role for Down in the Valley (2005), a psychological drama starring Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood. Culkin joined the cast of Lymelite in 2008 to portray the 15-year-old neighbor of a man suffering from Lyme disease, and took a supporting role in the less than successful Scream 4 in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
54% Bullet Head
  • Gage
2017
No Score Yet Welcome to Willits
  • Possom
2017
97% Columbus
  • Gabriel
$0.9M 2017
No Score Yet The Song of Sway Lake
  • Actor
2017
11% Jack Goes Home
  • Jack
2016
45% Intruders
  • Danny
2016
84% Gabriel
  • Gabriel
$2.6k 2015
86% Electrick Children
  • Clyde
2013
5% Hick
  • Clement
2012
59% Scream 4
  • Charlie Walker
$38.2M 2011
3% Twelve
  • Chris
$0.2M 2010
63% Lymelife
  • Scott Bartlett
2008
No Score Yet Chasing 3000
  • Actor
2008
40% The Night Listener
  • Pete Logand
$7.8M 2006
52% Down in the Valley
  • Lonnie
$0.5M 2006
26% The Zodiac
  • Johnny Parish
2006
36% The Chumscrubber
  • Charlie Stiffle
2005
89% Mean Creek
  • Sam
$0.3M 2004
29% It Runs in the Family
  • Eli Gromberg
$7.4M 2003
75% Igby Goes Down
  • 10-Year-Old Igby
$4.7M 2002
74% Signs
  • Morgan Hess
$228M 2002
95% You Can Count On Me
  • Rudy
$8.5M 2000
24% Richie Rich
  • Young Richie
1994
27% The Good Son
  • Richard in Picture
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Joe Blaine
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Craig Hansen
  • 2002

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