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Macaulay Culkin

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Macaulay Culkin at Party Monster (2003) release party.

Macaulay Carson Culkin (informally Mack) (born August 26, 1980, New York, USA) was from 19901994 the highest-paid child actor ever.

He achieved massive success starring as "Kevin" in the two Home Alone (1990, 1992) movies, capturing the minds of many young movie-goers as he outsmarted two bungling burglars with clever homemade traps. He had less success with the more serious The Good Son (1993), but other children's films such as The Pagemaster and Richie Rich kept him a popular mainstream child actor.

Culkin's father was his manager in the early years of his acting career. Macaulay stopped making movies at the age of 14, when his parents separated and went to court over the control of their business and the custody of the kids. The court case went on for several years and ended in April 1997, when his father decided to withdraw from the case. He has claimed numerous times that his father, Christopher "Kit" Culkin (http://www.kitculkin.com/), was abusive. Culkin has had no contact with his father since 1996, except for a telegram in which his father congratulated him on the continuation of his acting career. Culkin enjoys theatre and made a well-heralded return to theatre in the 2000/2001 season, when he starred opposite Irne Jacob in Madame Melville.

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Macaulay Culkin and Michael Jackson 1991.

Culkin is a close friend of Michael Jackson and godfather of Jackson's first son and daughter. Jackson and Culkin can be seen in a home video compilation Jackson released (Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies); they are shown playing and going on holidays together when Culkin was 10 and 11 years of age (they cruised the Caribbean in 1991). Jackson also claimed that Culkin and his siblings slept in the same bed with Jackson. Culkin said at the age of twenty, "We talk all the time. I think we understand each other in a way that most people can't understand either of us."

Macaulay Culkin is the most famous and successful of his six siblings: Quinn, Kieran, Christian, Shane, Rory, and Dakota. Other than Dakota, all of Macaulay's siblings have acting credits; Kieran is most famous for starring in Igby Goes Down, while Rory is famous for starring in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs.

Culkin is a notable graduate of Professional Children's School in New York City.

He married Broadway actress Rachel Miner in 1998, when both were 17; they split up in 2000.

Miscellaneous

He played a gay character in the 2003 film Party Monster, fueling rumors he is gay, which he has repeatedly denied.

He is writing the semi-autobiographical book Junior, to be released early 2005.

He is currently dating That '70s Show star Mila Kunis.

On September 17, 2004, Culkin was taken into custody in Oklahoma on complaints of possession of 17 mg of the controlled dangerous substance Xanax without a valid prescription and possession of 16 g of marijuana. Culkin has pleaded innocent to the charges and was released on a $4,000 bond. On June 8, 2005 Macaulay Culkin pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of possession of medication without a prescription and marijuana. He was given 1-year deferred sentences on each of the charges and was assessed $540 in fees.

Culkin appeared as a defence witness during Michael Jackson's 2005 trial. He denied any molestation by Michael Jackson.

Filmography

He also appeared in Black or White (1991) (Michael Jackson music video) Culkin refused to rehearse for this video (speaking a rap bridge), which is why the lip synching during his cameo is so poor.

External links

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