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Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Macaulay Culkin Is a Shut-In During Christmastime Thanks to 'Home Alone'

Macaulay Culkin Is a Shut-In During Christmastime Thanks to 'Home Alone'

It's Macauley season. I try to go out less and less that time of year. Whether you enjoy its wacky shenanigans first and foremost or simply have it as part of your annual Christmas movie rotation, almost 30 years after it hit theaters, Home Alone is still considered a classic.

He admitted to a certain disconnect to that tumultuous but rewarding era of his young life, and is among the few that won't watch any "Home Alone" movies during the holidays, if at all. "They taped the pages closed, sadly", he noted.

"I don't watch them all that often", he said. Besides Culkin having lived through the production, many people on the street who recognize him probably bring up Home Alone as quickly as possible.

Culkin revealed that he won't watch the classic film anymore, or do "the face" upon request (don't even think of asking, OK?) after years of being hounded in public.

Calling his strategy "background radiation at Christmastime", Culkin, 37, told DeGeneres, "I definitely don't [go out]". "I can't watch it the same way other people do", he said.

If we don't see much of Culkin these days, it's because he took a break from Hollywood to have a somewhat normal adolescence.

Explaining his hiatus from the movie business, he said: 'I was exhausted of it.

The former child did 14 movies in about six years, reported People. I needed to grow and develop as a person.

The 37-year-old actor, who shot to fame as a child artiste with the role of Kevin McAllister - an eight-year-old mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for Christmas vacation. "I was looking forward to high school".

One of the biggest stars of the 1990s, Culkin has very specific recall of many of his myriad experiences throughout that decade, and yet inexplicably claims to have no recollection of some moments, like appearing in a Michael Jackson video.

"I'm always treated differently".

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