Birthday bumps: Macaulay Culkin then and now, we wish you health
August 26, 2012, 4:07 pm
From being one of the most successful child artists of all time, 'Home Alone's' Macaulay Culkin looks ill in his skeletal frame. On his 32nd birthday, we wish him good health.
Born in Manhattan, Macaulay Culkin started acting at age four. He starred in the action TV series 'The Equalizer' as a little boy who gets kidnapped.
'Rocket Gibraltar' revolves around the reunion of an aging patriarch played by actor Burt Lancaster and his grandchild Macaulay Culkin as Cy Blue Black.
Little Macaulay plays the part of the disturbed 11-year old tomboy Vada Sultenfuss' (Anna Chlumsky) best friend and love interest in 'My Girl'.
Culkin went on to play the role of Miles Russell in the comedy 'Uncle Buck' where the three children of the house are left to the care of their uncle for a few days while the parents attend on urgent family business.
At such a young age, Culkin was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 'The Good Son'.
After the success of 'Home Alone' in 1990, Culkin just 10 years old, became one of the most popular and highest earning Hollywood celebrities.
In 'Getting Even With Dad' continued to impress all with his charming screen presence.
He became so popular that King of Pop, Michael Jackson is said to have idealized him. With this, Culkin became the centre of controversies.
Culkin (right) photographed with Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.
From child abuse to being the father of Michael's oldest son (through a surrogate mother) Culkin was in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Meanwhile, his Hollywood career slowed down and Culkin started doing lesser films. Seen here in the still from 'Saved!' in 2004.
Signs of trouble start showing when Culkin starred in 'Party Monster' in 2003. The film is about the life of a troubled youngster who gets engulfed with a drug addiction and eventually gets convicted for murder.
Another one of his films 'Sex and Breakfast' turned out to be a box-office failure.
Culkin married Rachel Miner in 1998, but parted ways in 2002.
Culkin dated actress Mila Kunis from 2002 to early 2011. After their split, Culkin was often spotted smoking, and his health started deteriorating.