The earnings of ‘Home Alone’ was half-billion dollars while its sequel made $359 million. Culkin had risen to such stardom that he was offered$8 million for ‘Richie Rich’. Thus Culkin became one of the hoghest paid child actors so much so that his parents had to hide his wealth so that he won’t be spoiled.
At a very young age, when he was just eleven Culkin got the honor of hosting ‘Saturday Night Special’. After Drew Barrymore he was the second youngest star to host the show.
In 1995 Culkin’s parents were divorced which affected the family badly. The children had taken a dislike to their father whom they named’Stinky’.
Adding to their misfortunes Culkin lost two of his sisters. A half sister died from a toxic overdose and elder sister, Dakota. died in a car accident.
Michael Jackson saw Culkin in a live ballet performance and became his fan. They became such fast friend that Culkin appeared in Micheal Jackson.s video’Black and White’. Their friendship deepened so much that Culkin became the godfather of Micheal’s daughter.
Culkin met his first wife, Racheal Miner, in high school and got married at the young age of 17, though the couple ended up divorcing by 2002. After his separation from Miner, he began to date model Agatha Relota, and then porn star Irene Lopez. Soon after his divorce, Culkin began dating That ’70s Show star Mila Kunis. The two remained together for eight years before splitting in 2010.
One dirty habit he picked up is an unhealthy addiction to tobacco and nicotine which effected his health. Culkin started a series of ventures but failed miserably, he also made a music band ‘The Pizza Underground’ which failed.
Culkin’s parents, Kit and Patricia, came from very modest beginnings and maybe Kit felt his failure. He had tried his hand in acting but failed. Culkin’s younger brothers were also inspired by his acting. But Culkin was one of the most troubled child-stars as his wealth and fame had become more of a burden for him.