The singer and model shared some heartfelt flashback snapshots commemorating the 'Home Alone' actor's special day.
It can be tough becoming a famous actor when you’re young. Yes, there’s adulation and money but as these celebs prove, it doesn’t take a lot for it to blow up in your face. (Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock/Department/Kazden/KeystoneUSA-Zuma/ Everett/Moviestore/Munawar Hosain/MB Pictures)
Ever wonder what Home Alone’s Kevin McAllister would be like as a grown-up? The angel-faced protagonist played by Macaulay Culkin, who was nine years old when he filmed the 1990 holiday comedy, was nothing if not resourceful: Accidentally left behind by his family during Christmas vacation, he single-handedly fended off two burglars (the “Wet Bandits” played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) with a series of brutal booby traps. But being abandoned by your parents, then pitted against two violent strangers, has to take a psychological toll. ...
To commemorate the silver anniversary, James Hughes, the son of producer of late writer-producer John Hughes, reunited with many of the cast and crew to put together an extensive oral history of the hit film for Chicago Magazine. Here are some of the highlights: Director Christopher Columbus got the job in part because he couldn’t stand Chevy Chase The first — and biggest — revelation comes from Christopher Columbus, who was then coming off a box office bomb with Heartbreak Hotel. He really needed a job, and was thrilled when ‘80s comedy master John Hughes sent him a script for the sequel Christmas Vacation. Columbus loved the screenplay, but was turned off by a series of meetings with star Chevy Chase.
Much like the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, everyone is related in Hollywood. Well, not everyone, but some people. There are the obvious ones, of course, like Liza Minnelli being the daughter of Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli, and the acting dynasties like the Redgraves, the Sheens, the Baldwins, the Bridges and the Fondas. But who else is related to who? (Picture credits: Getty/AP/Rex/Deadline/WENN/Reuters)