Maculay and Catherine O'Hara

On Friday, a star celebrating Macaulay Culkin’s 40-year acting career, notably highlighted by “Home Alone,” was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony, held at 6353 Hollywood Blvd., drew famous attendees, including Catherine O’Hara, Culkin’s on-screen mother in the “Home Alone” films, and Natasha Lyonné, his castmate in the 2003 biographical crime drama, “Party Monster.”

Culkin’s partner, Brenda Song, known for her roles in Disney Channel comedies, also joined the event. Culkin expressed gratitude for the support and stories, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging his journey from a child actor to a father.

Culkin’s on-screen mother, O’Hara, congratulated him on the well-deserved honor, recognizing his contribution to the entertainment industry. She humorously referred to her character in the “Home Alone” films, stating, “Your fake mom who left you home alone not once but twice,” and expressed pride in Culkin’s achievement.

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The star unveiled on Hollywood Blvd. is the 2,765th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961. Born on August 26, 1980, in New York City, Culkin embarked on his acting career at the age of four in the play “Bach Babies” at Manhattan’s Symphony Space. His screen debut occurred in the 1988 drama “Rocket Gibraltar.”

Notably, Culkin’s portrayal of the 8-year-old Kevin McCallister in “Home Alone” earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 1990 for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy, or musical. He received further recognition, winning the 1991 American Comedy Award for funniest actor in a motion picture (leading role).

Culkin’s performances in “Home Alone,” “My Girl,” “The Good Son,” and “Richie Rich” secured him the second position on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars, following Gary Coleman.

Culkin’s foray into television includes notable appearances such as hosting “Saturday Night Live” at the age of 11 in 1991. He featured in five episodes of the 2009 NBC serial drama “Kings,” eight episodes of the 2015-16 TV Land comedy “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” where he made cameo appearances holding various low-income jobs.

Culkin made a notable appearance in the music video for the song “Black or White” by Michael Jackson. This iconic video, released in 1991, was directed by John Landis and featured Culkin at the height of his fame following the success of “Home Alone.” The video showcased a diverse range of cultures and people, emphasizing unity and breaking down racial barriers.

Additionally, he appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” In 2021, Culkin was part of five episodes of the FX horror anthology “American Horror Story: Double Feature” and starred in two episodes of the 2022 HBO black comedy crime series “The Righteous Gemstones.”

Beyond acting, Culkin served as the frontman for the comedy rock band The Pizza Underground from 2013 to 2018. Furthermore, he has been the publisher and CEO of Bunny Ears, a satirical pop culture website and podcast that he founded in 2017.

By Jammy

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