Wednesday, December 28, 2011
4030. Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister
Kevin McCallister is the main protagonist of the films Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Home Alone 4 in the Home Alone franchise. Kevin is played by Macaulay Culkin in the first two films, but in Home Alone 4, Kevin is played by Mike Weinberg. Kevin is not featured in Home Alone 3, as the film takes place during Home Alone 2. Kevin's most famous pose is when he has both hands on his cheeks, and screams.
Kevin is the fifth of Kate and Peter's five children, and the youngest son. He was born and is currently living in Chicago. Kevin has four siblings; his two older brothers, Buzz and Jeff, and two older sisters, Linnie and Megan.
Kevin has lots of relatives. Kevin has two aunts; Leslie and Georgette. He has two uncles; Frank and Rob. He has six cousins; through Frank and Leslie he had five: Rod, Tracy, Sondra, Brooke, and Fuller, who wears glasses and is famous for drinking soda (such as Pepsi or Coca-Cola) and wetting the bed. Through Rob and Georgette, Heather is Kevin's cousin, as well as three unnamed children who were seen only briefly in the first film.
Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He became widely known for his portrayal of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. He is also known for his roles in Richie Rich, Uncle Buck, My Girl, The Pagemaster, and Party Monster, as well as Michael Jackson's music video Black or White. At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple.
Culkin was ranked No. 2 in VH1 and E!'s respective lists, the "100 Greatest Kid-Stars" and "50 Greatest Child Stars".
Culkin began acting at the age of four. Early roles saw him appearing in a stage production of Bach Babies at the New York Philharmonic. He continued appearing in roles on stage, television, and in films throughout the 1980s. Notable parts in this period included an episode of the popular action series The Equalizer in which he played the victim of a kidnapping, and also in the TV movie The Midnight Hour. In 1989 he starred in Uncle Buck with John Candy.
Culkin rose to international fame with his lead role as Kevin McCallister in the blockbuster film Home Alone (1990), where he was reunited with Uncle Buck writer and director John Hughes and Uncle Buck co-star John Candy. He reprised the role of Kevin in the 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Culkin also starred in a Saturday morning cartoon entitled Wish Kid, and hosted Saturday Night Live in late 1991.
By then, Culkin was in high demand and was paid a reported $750,000 by the World Wrestling Federation to serve as the ring bearer in Macho Man Randy Savage's wedding to Miss Elizabeth at SummerSlam in 1991.
Despite the huge success of Uncle Buck, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and My Girl, other films Culkin acted in, such as The Good Son, only did reasonably well (although he was nominated for MTV Movie Award in the category for Best Villain for his performance in the film). Getting Even with Dad, Richie Rich, and The Pagemaster, all released in 1994, were only mildly successful at the box office. He also appeared in a filmed version of The Nutcracker as the title role in 1993, which was staged from the 1954 George Balanchine New York City Ballet version of the ballet. He appeared in the 1998 music video for the song "Sunday" by the rock band Sonic Youth.