Brand New Pics Prove Macaulay Culkin Is Once Again Adorable

Diply 31 May 2016

He was the adorable kid from the Home Alone films who, as the story so often goes, vanished from the world of film as he grew older. Well, guess what? He's back! But we'll get to that in a bit.

Macaulay Culkin was without a doubt, one of the biggest child stars of the '90s.

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Who remembers him in Uncle Buck?

Alongside funnyman John Candy, Culkin proved that he could get the laughs in a major motion picture. Clearly, the future was bright.

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Brand New Pics Prove Macaulay Culkin Is Once Again Adorable

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There seems to be a common narrative in the world of child acting. An adorable little kid BURSTS into Hollywood, gets cast in huge roles, --wins awards then seemingly vanishes off the face of the earth. When we DO hear about them, we're saddened to learn that they've fallen in with a bad crowd, among other tragedies. However, sometimes these tragic stories can be reversed.

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Just one year later, Culkin got the role that made him a household name.

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Home Alone saw Macaulay taking the lead for the first time. His performance? Amazing! Fans everywhere instantly fell in love with the cute little blonde boy and wanted more.

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By the mid '90s, Macaulay had emerged as one of the BIGGEST child actors ever.

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It seemed like he was being cast in everything! My Girl, The Pagemaster, Only The Lonely and Home Alone 2 are just a few of the titles he was featured in over the next four years. In fact, his Kevin McCallister character is arguably one of the most recognized in the history of Christmas films!

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But the good times wouldn't last forever...

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After his part as the protagonist in 1994's Richie Rich, Macaulay seemingly vanished.

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And it's not like the film was bad. In fact, it brought in $125 million on VHS purchases alone! But as we all know, the years to come left many people worried for Macaulay's well-being...

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For the next decade Macaulay was nowhere to be found.

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The popular child star went missing during the highest point of his young career. Then, out of nowhere, he reappeared in guest roles on shows like Will And Grace and in several minor films. But something seemed different.

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Fans noticed that Macaulay appeared to be unhealthy.

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Many rumors began circulating about alleged drug and alcohol use, health issues and even psychological problems. At an all time low, Macaulay was so skinny that he was even hard to look at.

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Somewhat recently, he appeared in a haunting reprisal of his beloved Home Alone character Kevin McCallister.

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Rumors of his psychological well-being continued to spread.

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The art projects he took part in also caused his fans to worry.

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They continuously showed him portraying characters that were mentally unstable.

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Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Macaulay seemed to pull it together.

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Just months after the online video that scared his fans, Macaulay appears to be getting his life back on track! The bags under his eyes have vanished and he looks WAY healthier! But how?

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Well apparently Macaulay is trying his hardest to turn his life around.

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He has been eating well, working out and even practicing good hygiene! And it's pretty darn obvious from his appearance alone.

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It's quite clear that the former child star is getting his life back together.

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And let's be honest, we couldn't be happier for him!

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With his health back on track, and his apparent refocus on his craft, his fans began to rally for his return to the big screen.

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Which would've been an amazing comeback TBH.

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But he took a different route this time around, picking up a microphone rather than a script.

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And he kept busy with it for a while.

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In 2013 Macaulay created his very own rock band.

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And the name of that band is pretty hilarious...

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If you don't already know, Macaulay's band is called The Pizza Underground.

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They basically play covers of songs by Lou Reed's former band The Velvet Underground, and change the lyrics to reference pizza.

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The band has actually played a lot of high profile gigs such as Lou Reed Tribute concerts.

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Macaulay sings, plays kazoo and drums and even gives out pizza to audiences at his shows!

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The band also has a pretty funny system of beliefs that they follow.

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One of the band members even explained that the group was created out of the belief the members had that all of the lyrics from famous Velvet Underground songs were originally about pizza, but had to be changed due to societal norms.

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Kind of a weird flex...

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But we were happy to see him getting back into the scene — any scene.

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Most recently, though, it feels like Macaulay has been itching for a comeback.

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He's been making his rounds on the internet, like this YouTube appearance on the channel Cinemassacre.

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He appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", and immediately made a lil' joke about "Home Alone 2" when Jimmy asked if he had seen the lighting of New York's Christmas tree.

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Which is cute and all, 'cause we love a child star that doesn't resent his past. But you know what's even more exciting — no, ICONIC?

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His amazingly nostalgic come-back collaboration with Google.

This commercial drops him directly back into the world of Home Alone, and we are all collectively SCREAMING!

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If you're too lazy to watch the video, this is all you need to know:

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Amazing. Iconic. Nostalgic. Macaulay Culkin is no longer attempting a comeback. HE'S BACK, BOYS 'N' GIRLS! and better than ever.

Marv and Harry better watch out!

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