These days, there are dozens and dozens of one-time child actors who are now all grown up, producing records and making movies and probably trying to pretend like their embarrassing childhood roles didn't exist. But there was one nineties child star that we consider to be the OG of them all, the lovable moppet who stole our hearts by making his family disappear.
That's right: We're talking about Macaulay Culkin, the adorable Home Alone star that went on to make sequels, headlines, and eventually arrive in the land of ex-child stars who still manage to look pretty cute.
Culkin has been up to a lot over the past couple of decades (and not all of it has been easy to deal with), and it's time we revisit exactly what happened when the former child star disappeared off the face of the earth, only to reemerge like a phoenix from the child star ashes. You won't believe how different he looks -- but don't worry, he's still got the same expressive eyes he had when he was a kid.
The star of Home Alone, Culkin set the bar for child stars everywhere. He gave the performance his all, and his personality turned what could have been a corny kids movie into one that adults loved, too.