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'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin turns 40

Jan Lee

The Straits Times/Asia News Network

Los Angeles, United States  /  Thu, August 27, 2020  /  08:57 pm
'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin turns 40

Macaulay Culkin, co-founder of lifestyle media Bunny Ears, is the honorary bell ringers of the Nasdaq Closing Bell from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center on August 6, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Kimberly White)

It was a day of reckoning for many who grew up on the classic Christmas comedy Home Alone (1990).

On Wednesday, Macaulay Culkin - the former child star who was synonymous with the film - turned 40.

He tweeted: "Hey guys, wanna feel old? I'm 40. You're welcome."

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Well aware that many still think of him as a child star, he added in a follow-up tweet: "It's my gift to the world: I make people feel old. I'm no longer a kid, that's my job."

In the three decades since Home Alone, Culkin has tried his hands at other things: he became a musician and is now the publisher of a satirical pop culture website and podcast called Bunny Ears.

The wildly successful film - about a young boy who was mistakenly left at home alone by his parents for the holiday season - spawned an entire franchise complete with video games and five films.

Culkin was in the first two films and later reprised his role of Kevin McCallister in a commercial titled Home Alone Again With The Google Assistant in 2018.

He recreated famous scenes from the 1990s movie as an adult and the ad quickly went viral.

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