Sunday, June 16, 2024

Feel Old Now? “Home Alone” Child Star Macaulay Culkin Turns 40 Today, Happy Birthday! He’s Still a Kid to Us


Want to feel old?

Perennial kid Macaulay Culkin, star of “Home Alone” and many other movies, turns 40 today. I remember him as a kid, playing games at a place Hackers, Hoops, and Hitters in Chelsea back in the early 90s. He was a lovely, gracious kid then and he’s turned into a smart adult who’s weathered storms and come out stronger.

Macaulay is many things– actor, friend, unofficial godfather to Michael Jackson’s kids, and great friend to Michael during his 2005 trial. He’s always told the truth and stood up for justice.

He also has a devilish sense of humor that comes out in his Tweets, podcasts, and posts. A good humor is the best defense, and I think he’s figured that out. You can go a long way once you understand that.

He wisecracked on Twitter: “It’s my gift to the world: I make people feel old. I’m no longer a kid, that’s my job.”

Happy Birthday, Mac!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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