By the age of 12, Macaulay Culkin made enough money to never have to work again. With several successful films and franchises under his belt, the young actor did the unexpected and removed himself from the public eye.

But while history has proven that child actors who fall out of the spotlight often end up in bad places, Culkin’s life has taken a different turn. And when you see how he looks over two decades after he left Hollywood, you won’t believe your eyes!

At the age of 4, Macaulay’s first big break was in the film Uncle Buck, starring John Candy. But it wasn’t until his next major film when he reached the next level.

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With the Home Alone movies, Macaulay was lifted to a level of success that few child actors ever see. He continued to act in movies like My Girl and Richie Rich.

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But the success brought lots of family issues. His parents divorced and each sought control of his money. It wasn’t long after this that Culkin left acting, save for a few small appearances.

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Though the Home Alone star was never too far from the public eye, people began to worry about his health — especially in 2012 when he was photographed in New York looking extremely skinny. But more recently, things took a different turn.

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Macaulay has been making a comeback of sorts. Though he’s said that he’s largely retired from acting, he showed up in a short comedy sketch that imagined Kevin McCallister as a grown, psycho Uber driver!

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He’s also been touring with his band The Pizza Underground, who does covers of The Velvet Underground songs. It looks like he’s having a ton of fun. Looking good, Macaulay!

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Macaulay is also in a long term relationship with actress Jordan Lane Price, and it really looks like he’s doing well.

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Despite so many different issues that most young actors can’t handle, Macaulay seems to be thriving as an adult. It’s even crazier to think that Kevin McCallister is the leader of a band. I guess you never know where life will take you!

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