The American actor, musician, and book writer, Macaulay Culkin got famous playing the role of Kevin McCallister in the hit 90’s film “Home Alone” for which he got nominated as the Best Child Actor. He was also known as the highest Paid child actor. The star will remain a constant household name even in many years to come. Making the E’s list for the ’50 greatest child Stars”, the young star starred in many films such as “My girl”, “The Good Son” and “Richie Rich”.
Macaulay Culkin Net Worth:
He is estimated to have roughly $15 Million dollars Net worth as of 2020. Culkin amassed most of his wealth as a successful child actor by starting his career at just the age of 4. Home alone in 1990 attracted the audience due to Macaulay’s role in the film and gained massive popularity making it the highest-grossing film that year. The first film earned $476 million worldwide while $359 for the sequels. After being nominated for so many awards, its demand increased making him earn $100, 000 more.
The more significant cash came from the movie he did in 1991, “My girl”, as he grossed a whopping $1 million dollars, which is ten times for than what he got for his earlier films. After three years, he got a part in the hit film “The Good Son”, he took home a salary of $1.5 M dollars. He made millions after these movies starring in other films, making the audience fall in love with his quirky expression and undeniable charm.
Macaulay’s Awards and Achievements:
- He won an American Comedy Award for the Funniest Actor in Motion Picture (Leading role) in 1991.
- In 1991, he was awarded a CFCA award for the Most Promising Actor for his film, Home Alone.
- 1992, He got an MTV Movie Award for The best kiss, for his movie My Girl.
- A Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor, for his role in Home Alone in 1991.
- He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Razzie Award, Stinker Award, and an MTV award in the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Macaulay’s Drug Addiction and Arrests:
Macaulay is another example of what Hollywood does to young people. It was reported that the famous actor was using illegal drugs due to his sudden change in appearance. In 2004, the controversial incident hit the news that Macaulay Culkin got arrested for the possession of illegal substances such as Marijuana and prescription drugs without any prescription i.e. Xanax and Klonopin, both of which are used for panic disorders. Culkin got three 1 year suspension of Jail and was ordered to pay $540 dollars.
In 2012, He denied the allegations that he was using drugs when questioned why he looked gaunt and feeble.
His love life:
The well-known star dated a generous amount of women in his life. He got married at just the age of 18 to actress Rachel Miner but got divorced after two years in 2002 making headlines. The same year, he started dating actress Mila Kunis for almost a decade but his publicist confirmed they split up in 2011. As of 2017, the star has dated present girlfriend Changeland co-star, Brenda Song.
Macaulay Culkin had made occasional appearances in talk shows and art studios but the thing that caught the media’s attention was his work with The Pizza Underground but the band split up later. In 2018, he admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that “I felt like some kid worked really, really hard and I inherited all his money. It allows me to treat everything like a hobby”.