The 17 Most Surprising Revelations From Macaulay Culkin’s Reddit AMA

Which Home Alone is best? Would he change anything? What about those drug rumours?

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Macaulay Culkin is a man that needs little in the way of an introduction.

A child star in movies like Uncle Buck, Home Alone and Richie Rich, at one point Culkin was one of the biggest stars on the planet.

But, as is often the case with child stars, it didn’t last. The adult Culkin has largely shunned the limelight since then, save for the occasional film or television appearance and the odd side project here or there.

Now he’s back with a brand new podcast on and the celebrate that he even went and took part in a fascinating Ask Me Anything session with fans on Reddit.

It was a chance to have his say on some of the inaccurate tabloid reports concerning his private life, talk about his film career and also answer the biggest question of all: which is the best Home Alone movie? Here are just a few of the most notable revelations.


On the best Home Alone movie…

“The first one was more fun because we didn’t know what we were walking into and it was a lot less flying all over the place; it was all in Chicago. Also it had %100 less Trump.”


On his favourite Michael Jackson memory…

When I almost crashed my golf cart into his and he called me “Applehead.”


On not having regrets about his career…

“I am definitely happy. I know it sounds contrived or easy, but I wouldnt change a thing.”

Macualay Culkin in Home Alone


On maybe regretting a few other things…

“I dont have a biggest regret but most of my regrets involve women.”


On who would win a fight between Kevin McCallister and Richie Rich…

“Kevin is much more clever. Richie is a little big bigger and older but Kevin is too clever.”


On those tabloid rumours…

“Yes, I consumed and imbibed in drugs in my life. Never as bad as people said. Its not really a thing in my life right now. Im an adult. I like to drink.”

Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis


On his current go-to video game  …

“Starfox 64.”


On his favourite video game…

“Toe Jam and Earl; I play it on a daily basis.”


On the books that inspire him…

“When I was younger I used to get “The Little Prince” in the mail all the time. When I was in my teens, fans sent me Catcher in the Rye. In my 20s, it was Alan Moore’s Watchmen. Now its just letters from Prison.”

Macaulay Culkin in Compare The Market advert


On the comic book character he would most like to play…

“Longshot, cause he’s lucky.”


On the biggest movie project he passed on…

“I was sent the script to Rushmore; I was still retired then. That’s a perfect movie.”


On his favourite athlete…

“Chris Jericho. Cause he’s a boss.”

A collection of WWE Attitude era wrestlers.


On whether he would ever remake Home Alone…

“Only if it was set in the woods, a la Rambo.”


On Ronda Rousey joining the WWE…

“I think its good for the sport and for the division.”


On his favourite Netflix show…

“I just watched “Mind Hunter” in one sitting.”

Netflix's Mindhunter.


On his favourite bands…

“I always listen to the Talking Heads but I’ve been listening to a lot of Beirut lately.”


On his favourite pizza topping…

“Not to be all normal about it, but I do like a proper plain. That’s how you can judge a place. I’ve been with lots of vegetarians so I can get with that, but I wouldnt kick a pepperoni and sausage out of bed.”

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