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Macaulay Culkin: 5 Things You May Not Know About Him

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Macaulay Culkin has been troubled from a young age, making no secret of the fact that his relationship with his parents is strained at best. He has been estranged from his controlling father for years. When a photo surfaced recently of the young actor looking emaciated and unwell, rumors immediately began to fly that he’s on drugs, and the National Enquirer even issued a public plea for him to seek help for an addiction to heroin. Although Culkin’s reps have denied any drug use, those close to him say they’ve witnessed troubling behavior in their friend; some attribute it to a failed relationship with a certain actress, while some say he’s haunted by the family ties he’s severed. And while we all feel like we know the guy we watched grow up, it’s certain that he’s been burned by a life so publicly lived.

Culkin came into most of our lives as the tow-headed revenge-enthusiast Kevin McCallister in the hugely successful “Home Alone” films. Since then, he’s taken several roles completely outside of those we’re used to seeing him in, such as rave kid/drug addict/murderer Michael Alig in “Party Monster”, which was based on true events. While many were shocked to see the boy who once slapped after-shave on his cheeks and screamed as anything other than the lovable John Hughes creation we all came to know and love, some think Culkin was ready to shed that image long before he actually did.

Here are some surprising things you might not know/remember about him.

1. He was married to actress Rachel Miner from 1998 to 2000; they separated and later divorced in 2002.

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Image credit: WireImage

2. He jumped right into a relationship with Mila Kunis the same year; they stayed together until 2011.

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Image credit: WireImage

3. As a kid, before he hit superstardom with “Home Alone”, he appeared in the Tim Robbins Vietnam thriller “Jacob’s Ladder”, then went on to portray a disturbed and murderous young boy in “The Good Son”, opposite Elijah Wood.

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Image credit: Tri Star Pictures

4. He was close friends with Michael Jackson and slept over at his house several times; he later testified that nothing inappropriate ever happened while he was there and he never witnessed Jackson touching the other children who stayed there.

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5. He starred in his own animated series in the early 90′s.

Macaulay Culkin: 5 Things You May Not Know About Him
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  • Oralia

    What I think!! Troubled family you get troubled kids!!
    very sad!! that’s all I know.

  • steve

    His reps can say anything they want but anyone that young and that gaunt is either a big time drug addict or he has terminal cancer, whatever, he needs some kind of help and in a hurry!

  • NORMAN JEROME CHADWICK

    MACAULAY :
    HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR ACTING.
    HANG IN THERE THE WAY YOU HAVE. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.
    NOT EVERYONE IN THIS LIFE OF OURS IS THINKING, NOR ACTING, IN OUR BEST INTEREST . INCLUDING RELATIVES.
    WITH TIME THESE FEW MISGUIDED SOULS WILL SEE THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

    TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS AND TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS.

    GOOD LUCK GUY. BEEN THERE. DONE THAT.

    A N D T H I S TOO SHALL PASS.

    THE BEST TO YOU AND YOURS KEEP THE FAITH IN YOURSELF THAT IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT ALWAYS. EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FALL INTO PLACE WITH TIME.
    YES MORE TIME.

    FOREVER GOOD LUCK.

    NORMAN JEROME CHADWICK

  • Cynthia

    MaCauley, don’t worry about what people think of you, be yourself and know yourself. God gave you a gift and enjoy what you have been given. Everyone will always assume the worst in you because of the way you look. You may or may not have problems with the drugs, but remember this, no matter what you do God has your back. I have faith in you because I have watched you grow up into your own person. Don’t let society put something on you that is not there!. Hold your head up and never be afraid of who you are!! I have faith in you!! Take care and God bless you always!!!

    Cynthia-aka Mommacoffie

  • Charlotte

    When your young it is hard to grasp that you can still have a happy future even though you’ve come from a background of parents, relatives, and even friends not treating you the way they should have. The best bite in the butt to them is to go on with your life without them and be HAPPY, successful, and become a role model. Get as much help as possible to get over your addictions and turn your life around. YOU CAN, and YOU WILL be HAPPY AGAIN. Get strong, be a man, dance on their graves…..have a JOYFUL LIFE, and I will be praying for your future. Don’t let negativity pull you down surround yourself with positive people who want you to live a happy life again. Drugs are nothing but a tunnel to death. You’ve seen the countless stars who’ve gone down that path. Don’t add to that number. Let the world watch you turn your life around and be a role model and happy. A great and wonderful life to you.

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  • Hawg Leg

    I’d be screwed up too if Michael Jackson put the “palimino” to me..

  • Penny Drake

    MaCauley,
    You have grown up in the Hollywood life. You have had to face struggles at an early age and you were able to conme out on top. I have great admiration for you. I love all of your films and think the world of you. We all make mistakes in life as we go through, but you have always been a survivor. May the good L
    ord continue to hold you. Stay strong through this as well, it’s just another test in your short life.
    Penny

  • http://yahoo robert

    i agree with hawg leg..but not a palomino..a minature pony..

    • Charlotte

      Shame on you Robert and Hawg for making such a suggestive comment, and trying to stir up false rumors.

  • pblkbrn

    You know the press only looks for the bad things in people. That is what’s big news, never the good things! You can’t go out of your home without being photogaphed and they have tofind something bad of what your doing or wearing or even the way you walk if nothing else. PITIFUL! No matter what anyone else says YOU know the truth and you are the only one the can live your own life. So let it be yours. Don’t ever let anyone take that away!!!

  • cc

    MaCauley…there is a honest a valid reason that you’re life has been troubled and that the world we live in is so badly falling apart. Go to the nearst Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and ask anyone there for a free home Bible Study. You will be amazed to find that the Bible holds the answers to every single question you have . Wishing you the sincere best.

    • Charlotte

      Let’s not start a religious war on whose Bible he should get. Just leave it at “God’s Word.” If he is in trouble with drugs, he needs to go to rehab.

    • John

      I don’t doubt your sincerity, but you are sincerely wrong. Jehovah’s Witnesses are definitely not CHRISTians. They are a satanic cult, founded by a false prophet, Charles Taze Russell. They do not believe JESUS CHRIST is the SON of GOD; and therefore, they do not believe CHRISTians are redeemed by the blood of JESUS CHRIST. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe the following verses in the Holy Bible: “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD.” John 1:1 NASB “And the WORD became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw HIS glory, glory as of THE ONLY BEGOTTEN from the FATHER, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NASB. They misquote scripture and take it out of context. Please do not be brainwashed by this or any other satanic cult. If anyone will read the Holy Bible for themself, starting with the Psalms and Proverbs and then the New Testament and pray and ask GOD to reveal the truth of HIS WORD to them, HE will. Enough said.

  • GodHasYouTooMacauley

    I’ve watched this young gentleman in several works now, and it is blatently obvious if you just take the time to look into the essence of this man’s soul; hat he is blessed with the fact that he is a gentle spirit. Now ask yourself if a gentle and humble spirit is what you see in most celebrities in Hollywood. Mr. Culkin is not arrogant, puffed up and full of himself and walking around with an overexaggerated sense of self importance like so many characters you see in Hollywood. Chances are he feels like a lamb in a den of hungry Hyena’s and wishes that the you and I, the hounding press, and the lovely folks in Hollywood that would love to suck him down with them would all just disappear. Leave the kind soul alone and let him live his life the way he sees fit. God has hot his back.

    • Charlotte

      The way he sees fit! If he is is the world of drugs, he is no longer thinking clearly, and drugs are an expression of “I need help!” His real friends would help him “get help” and not watch him spiral downwards and end up like Michael Jackson…

      • J.Robson

        AMEN! Let the guy alone. He is a terrific actor…young and old. He has problems with his family and possibly his love life. If he is on drugs, then people around him should be supporting him…not supplying him with drugs. I think he still has a chance of a great career. Why do people love to see famous people “fall” or get into trouble. Because they are jealous, and people feel like famous people think they are unhuman! Guess what? They are humans, they are just humans you do not know personally. If it were your family member, you would want the best for them, and most of all some privacy!!

    • Charlotte

      Only if you are his drug provider would you want him to continue in a way he sees fit – if the rumors are true, and he is on drugs.

  • Ann

    Prayers for you in your life struggles whatever they may be/

  • Tammy

    just another rich brat with drug problems now..wow i feel so sorry for him uhh what about poor drug addicts that cant get help at fancy rehabs, guess they just die.. screw the rich bratty actors they make me sick.

    • Ricky

      Kevin, fame and fortune does not solve the power over the sin nature when most celebs live in rebellion its only a matter of time before thay fall one by one

    • John

      The only person being a brat here is you! Before you judge anyone, get the facts first and then keep your big mouth shut!

  • http://nationalshowtickets.com Kenn

    As with all child stars or any celebrity with a drug problem I sure hope he gets the help he needs. Why would someone with so much talent go down the wrong road of drugs. They say money does not buy happiness but it certainly should be the tool to avoid drug abuse.

  • Lazarus

    Ok,the addiction part and parcel for his generation.Prescriptions and alcohol or dope seem to be the “norm”.Ok.Glad he’s alive of course.But not suprised about anything else.

    • Justin Case

      Poor Baby, I am sorry the lifestyle got to you. You are up there with Mel Gibson, and etc now. Get straight, and be happy.

  • http://webpronews.com Alan Lyda

    Hang in there Macaulay!! But that photo in Enquirer does have me worried about you! Most of the world got interested in you because of your great acting in the Home Alone movies…and that made you a star, who we care about.So PLEASE take better care of yourself OK ?! And as many of your concerned fans have already suggested: Please get ahold of our loving GOD…and don’t let go until you learn the Truth about Him…He loves you and wants to save you from dire circumstances.I love you “in JESUS” Macaulay !!

    • John

      Bravo! I couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Recon

    Why do people respond like they are talking with him ? Do you really think he will grab a tall glass of ice cold milk and sit down at his desk and read the stupid comments. Alan..you ARE a moran

    • KingGod

      It`s “MORON” douchebag.

  • http://Yahoo Linda

    This guy is an amazing actor and I never get tired of watching Home Alone. And he was amazing in, My Girl, too. I love this guy. I wish him all the best and put a new movie, Mccauley, please!!

  • brady

    Buzz’s girlfriend. WOOF!

    • Dale

      Guys hes on drugs because hes been abused by Michael Jackson, many abuse victims go on drugs.

      • Crystal

        Do yourself a favor go and research Michael Jackson and the accusations. Educate yourself on Michael Jackson then you won’t be publicly making yourself sound stupid. You obviously are one of those people who only listen to the tabloids and can’t think for yourself. In case you are too lazy to research Michael Jackson he was found INNOCENT on all of the charges brought against him. He was NOT a child molester.

        • mike

          michael jackson also paid out 23 million to the kid who accused him.. hush money..lol check your facts dip stick..lol

          • cari

            ACTUALLY, the victim spoke up after michael jackson death, and said that he was told at a young age to lied to the press and accuse MJ for raping him by his father who now had committed suicide. YOU CHECK YOUR FACTS!! there are articles and news station reporting this. It was reported after he had just died.

          • John

            This was not an admission of guilt. Michael Jackson just wanted to put this ordeal and the lies of these “money hungry” people behind him and get on with his life.

          • Common Sense

            Do your,Math “what amount of money , buys your silence,when your baby has been hurt” Hush money clearly says the parents are money grubbers

      • John

        Prove it! Talk is cheap!

  • Chands

    Yeah, it’s pretty darn sad that you have to hear it from us, the media and everyone who cares but that’s what we’re here for whether it’s good or bad just keep your chin up we hope for the best and if the rumors are true seek help immediately or you’ll go down like the rest of them and we don’t wanna see that happening to a wise , young and great actor like you. God Bless and take care of yourself..

  • J.Robson

    Let the guy alone. He is a terrific actor…young and old. He has problems with his family and possibly his love life. If he is on drugs, then people around him should be supporting him…not supplying him with drugs. I think he still has a chance of a great career. Why do people love to see famous people “fall” or get into trouble. Because they are jealous, and people feel like famous people think they are unhuman! Guess what? They are humans, they are just humans you do not know personally. If it were your family member, you would want the best for them, and most of all some privacy!!

    • John

      Amen!

  • SC

    I say he should bring defamation charges against the National Enquirer and sue them. If their is no merit to their claims, let them put their money where their mouth is!!

  • simon says

    I think some of the people making comments are stranger than the story itself!

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