How old was Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone? In Home Alone, a family leaves their eight-year-old son home alone for the weekend. The premise of the movie is that Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) is supposed to be traveling with his family to Paris, France but gets left at home when his parents make a last minute change in plans.

In this article we’ll take a look at how old was Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone and what year did he play Kevin McCallister? We will also discuss how tall is Macaulay Culkin and other facts about him.

Macaulay Culkin was 10 years old in the Home Alone film

How Old Was Macaulay Culkin In Home Alone?
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Macaulay Carson Culkin, or as he’s known to his fans, Macaulay Culkin is a famous American actor. He was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City and is currently 33 years old. Belonnging to a Jewish family and has two siblings named Dakota Smith and Quinn Taylor Ceman. He was born with the name Macaulay Carson Culkin, but later took on his father’s last name when they divorced their mother in 1987. His father was Kit Culkin (1937–2014), an actor who appeared in various films like To Live and Die in L.A., Groundhog Dayand The Last Boy Scout (1993).

Culkin attended Public School 41 until second grade when he transferred to Professional Children’s School where he stayed until eighth grade before attending Manhattan School of Music (1995-1997) for vocal performance studies; however after less than one year at this school he dropped out so that he could focus more on acting full time instead of being involved with any other extracurricular activities involving music such as choir or band groups for example. 

He was cast after his brother failed to land the role.

You might know Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone. But you probably didn’t know his brother was originally cast in the role of Kevin. Macaulay’s brother Kieran is five years older than him. He was set to play the lead role in Home Alone when he was ten years old. However, Kieran had difficulty filming some scenes. And some of his lines had to be re-recorded by Macaulay who was then eleven years old.

The plot for Home Alone centered around a young boy named Kevin McCallister. Who is accidentally left behind when his family flies away for Christmas vacation. As he faces off against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). They try to break into his house while they’re gone. Kevin has no choice but to take action on his own. And it’s all made possible through technology!

The director first wanted a girl for the role of Kevin. But he liked Macaulay’s work so much that he changed his mind.

As the story goes, director Chris Columbus originally wanted a girl to play Kevin McCallister. He even thought about casting his own daughter as the young lead. But after seeing Macaulay Culkin’s work in Uncle Buck, which was also produced by Disney, he decided to switch gears and cast him instead.

Final Words

Macaulay Culkin was only 10 years old when he made Home Alone famous. In the first movie, he played Kevin McCallister. An eight year old boy who gets stuck in his house while his family goes on vacation. When two thieves break into the house, they find Kevin and try to rob him. But they leave after realizing that Kevin is home alone. In the sequel to Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (known as Home Alone II: Lost in New York), Macaulay Culkin returns as Kevin McCallister. Who is now 11 years old living with his parents and sister in New York City. 

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