15Macaulay Culkin (Kevin McCallister)
Macaulay Culkin began his career as an actor at the age of four when he first appeared in a stage performance of Bach Babies, but his rise to fame truly came from his American Comedy Award-winning performance as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone.
After its release, the
movie grossed more than $285 million in the U.S. alone, becoming one of the highest grossing movies during the time. This success led to Culkin becoming one of the biggest child stars in the film industry.
Despite the fact he was considered as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple, his acting career didn’t take flight. The young star’s other movies were considered commercial and critical flops that didn’t garner the same recognition his Home Alone character. The question is, did Culkin peak after filming the Home Alone movies?