Mysterious former child star Macaulay Culkin has posted a YouTube clip of himself eating a slice of pizza, which has garnered over 800 thousand views since December 16th. The elusive actor is apparently promoting his pizza-centric Velvet Underground tribute band "Macaulay Culkin and the Pizza Underground."
To the untrained eye, Culkin appears to be plainly enjoying a slice of cheese pizza. Though, it's clear that still waters run deep within the soul of the "Home Alone" actor, as the video seems to be an homage to pop artist Andy Warhol's appearance in the "Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger" segment of Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth's "66 Scenes From America" shot in 1981. Warhol was a frequent Velvet Underground collaborator.
At the end of the "Pizza Underground"-produced movie, Culkin exclaims, "My name is Macaulay Culkin, and I just finished pizza," adding an air of intrigue to the already deeply self-possessed clip.
The similarities between Culkin's and Warhol's comfort food devouring segments are astounding:
So far, "Pizza Underground" has released wildly inventive singles including "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice" and "I'm Waiting for Delivery Man."
Culkin is again well-known for his Golden Globe-nominated role in "Home Alone," a 1990 Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes. Culkin portrays Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who is mistakenly left behind after his family leaves for Paris for their Christmas vacation. Below is the trailer:
"Home Alone" was a huge holiday hit, and grossed $285,761,243 in North America, staying at number one for 12 weeks. Culkin, with a reported net worth of roughly $15 million, has also starred in films including "My Girl," "The Good Son" and "Richie Rich."
One of Culkin's few films as an adult is 2003's "Party Monster," which features tuneful genius Marilyn Manson:
Culkin is presently dating "All My Children" actress Jordan Lane Price, and has been previously linked to "Black Swan" star Mila Kunis.
Image via YouTube.