25Hundreds of kids auditioned to play Kevin
John Hughes cast young Macaulay Culkin in his 1989 comedy Uncle Buck, where he proved to be a real scene-stealer. He wrote the part of Kevin McCallister with the actor in mind. During pre-production on Home Alone, Hughes touted Culkin's skills to director Chris Columbus, saying he'd be the perfect Kevin.
however, felt the need to conduct a traditional audition process. He saw hundreds of children, in person or through audition tapes. After seeing them all, he came to the conclusion that Culkin was indeed the right choice to star in the movie, just as his collaborator had claimed.