Actor Macaulay Culkin who starred in the sitcom film Home Alone was presented the 2,765th Hollywood Walk-of-Fame star under the Motion Pictures category on Friday, December 1.
Culkin, who played the role of Kevin McCallister in the film, unveiled his star at Hollywood Boulevard together with his fiancee actress Brenda Song, and their two young sons.
“Macaulay Culkin has been a staple in pop culture for decades,” Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez introduced. “He has an extensive trajectory of work but his movie, “Home Alone” is one of the most beloved holiday movies known the world over.
Culkin was reunited in the unveiling ceremony with his co-star in the film franchise Catherine O’Hara who played as his mother. “Thank you for including me, your fake mum who left you home alone not once, but twice,” O’Hara thanked him.
O’Hara also praised the “sweet and twisted, yet totally relatable” sense of humor Culkin brings to every project he does and joked that, “It’s a sign of intelligence in a child and a key to survival at any age.”
Emotionally, Culkin thanked O’Hara and his 2003 film Party Monster co-star Natasha Lyonne for paying him tribute in their speeches.
“Thanks for all your kind words and your stories and stuff. You know, you made my kids’ dad, their papa, look good. And the most important thing to me is also that their papa understands that he wasn’t always his papa; he used to be a kid too, you know?” the actor said.
He had his film appearances in Rocket Gibraltar as the grandson of Burt Lancaster, but he only began to attract attention in his role in the John Hughes film Uncle Buck.
The actor’s lead role in Home Alone as a child who was left behind when his family went on a vacation resourcefully protects their home from two burglars.
For his performance in Home Alone II: Lost in New York, Culkin was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for the Musical or Comedy category.
“To wrap things up, and in the spirit of the holiday season, I just wanna say Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals,” he said ending his speech with a line from Home Alone 2.
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