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Macaulay Culkin turns 40! Celebrities and fans were quick to wish the Home Alone star a great day

Macaulay Culkin turned 40-years-old on Wednesday and his fans had a hard time letting that sink in.

The New York native came to fame as a child actor in the Eighties with such hits as Home Alone and My Girl. It seems as if some followers are struggling with the fact that the cute blonde boy is now approaching middle age.

Stars also took notice as the tributes rolled in. His goddaughter Paris Jackson shared several flashback photos while pal Sarah Michelle Gellar was one of the first celebrities to take to social media to wish the actor well as she looked back at their friendship.

All grown up! Macaulay Culkin turned 40-years-old on Wednesday and his fans had a hard time letting that sink in. The New York native came to fame as a child actor in the Eighties with such hits as Home Alone and My Girl. It seems as if some followers are struggling with the fact that the cute blonde boy is now approaching middle age; seen in 2018

His pal: Stars also took notice as the tributes rolled in. Sarah Michelle Gellar was one of the first celebrities to take to social media to wish the actor well as she looked back at their friendship

His pal: Stars also took notice as the tributes rolled in. Sarah Michelle Gellar was one of the first celebrities to take to social media to wish the actor well as she looked back at their friendship

Paris, the daughter of the late Thriller singer Michael Jackson, said, ‘Happy birthday! I absolutely adore you!’

‘I’ve known you too many years to count but damn you are like a fine wine (although you would prob want to be a Mountain Dew),’ she said on Instagram Stories as she shared a photo of the them together.

Fans flocked to his Instagram page, which he has not updated since February, to wish the icon well.

Seriakovnikolai3098 said, ‘Happy birthday, my idol of childhood!!!!!!!’ while Michaelangelopage added, ‘Happy Birthday Mac. I’ve been a fan of yours since Home Alone ❤️ #Peace.’ 

Family: Paris, the daughter of the late Thriller singer Michael Jackson, said, 'Happy birthday! I absolutely adore you!'

Family: Paris, the daughter of the late Thriller singer Michael Jackson, said, ‘Happy birthday! I absolutely adore you!’

Pals forever: Here Paris is seen with bunny ears as she sits on Culkin at home

Pals forever: Here Paris is seen with bunny ears as she sits on Culkin at home

Culkin got his start in films in 1985 when he had an uncredited role in the TV movie The Midnight Hour. He was barely five years old.

In 1988 he had his first credited role in the TV movie The Equalizer which led to parts in Rocket Gibraltar and See You In The Morning.

In 1989 Mac got his first break played Miles Russell in the John Hughes comedy Uncle Buck with John Candy.

Early success: In 1989 Mac got his first break played Miles Russell in the John Hughes comedy Uncle Buck with John Candy

Early success: In 1989 Mac got his first break played Miles Russell in the John Hughes comedy Uncle Buck with John Candy

The big time: A year later Hughes cast Culkin as the child whose family leaves him behind in the blockbuster film Home Alone in which he played clever Kevin who outsmarts two crooks

The big time: A year later Hughes cast Culkin as the child whose family leaves him behind in the blockbuster film Home Alone in which he played clever Kevin who outsmarts two crooks

First kiss on screen: My Girl with Anna Chlumsky was another hit in 1991

First kiss on screen: My Girl with Anna Chlumsky was another hit in 1991

CULKIN’S BIGGEST HITS 

1. Uncle Buck (1989) $79.2M

2. Home Alone (1990) $476.7M

3. Only The Lonely (1991) $25.1M

4. My Girl (1991) $121.5M

5. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) $359M

6. The Good Son (1993) $60.6M

7. The Nutcracker (1993) $174M

8. Richie Rich (1994) $38.1M 

A year later Hughes cast Culkin as the child whose family leaves him behind in the blockbuster film Home Alone.

He played clever Kevin who outsmarts two bumbling crooks.

Macaulay became an overnight sensation as people mimicked his signature hands-on-his-cheeks move.

Next he made Only The Lonely for Chris Columbus, reuniting him with John Candy.

My Girl was another hit in 1991 then came 1992’s Home Alone sequel, Los In New York, another massive success. The Good Son in 1993 was a darker film for the young star about an evil child and it did not fare as well at the box office.

Richie Rich in 1994 was a hit but after that he slowed down his career.

After years of staring in movies he took time off. Later he would admit that his father was both physically and mentally abusive as he played the part of his manager, taking 15 percent of his income. 

In 2003 he popped up as an adult in Will & Grace as a backstabbing lawyer nicknamed Soupy. In 2009 he had a recurring role in Kings then from 2005 until 2010 he provided voices for Robot Chicken.

He was hilarious: In 2003 he popped up as an adult in Will & Grace as a backstabbing lawyer nicknamed Soupy, far right. With Eric McCormack and Megan Mullally

He was hilarious: In 2003 he popped up as an adult in Will & Grace as a backstabbing lawyer nicknamed Soupy, far right. With Eric McCormack and Megan Mullally

He had a smaller role in 2019’s Changeland with Seth Green and he was in the TV show Dollface.

His star will rise again when he appears in season 10 of American Horror Story next year for Ryan Murphy. He reportedly will have sex scenes with Kathy Bates.

Earlier this year Culkin, whose brother is actor Kieran Culkin, told Esquire his career is not perfect. 

He mentioned how he bombed an audition for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for director Quentin Tarantino. The actor didn’t reveal what role he auditioned for in the film, which is set in Hollywood in 1969. 

For 2021: His star will rise again when he appears in season 10 of American Horror Story next year

For 2021: His star will rise again when he appears in season 10 of American Horror Story next year

‘It was a disaster,’ Culkin said of the audition. ‘I wouldn’t have hired me. I’m terrible at auditioning anyway, and this was my first audition in like eight years.’ 

‘No matter how much I act like a curmudgeonly old man, it’s still fun to get back in the saddle once in a while and play around,’ Culkin added. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood followed fictional Hollywood star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he tries to make his way in a changing landscape in the summer of 1969.

He’s joined by his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), as they both learn their new neighbor is none other than Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood earned just over $141 million at the domestic box office, one of just two original films to earn over $100 million domestic, along with Us ($175 million).

The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, but it took home only two, Brad Pitt’s win for Best Supporting Actor and Best Production Design.

Culkin also revealed in the wide-ranging profile that he’s trying to have a child with his girlfriend Brenda Song.

Disaster: Culkin, 39, revealed in an Esquire profile that he auditioned for director Quentin Tarantino's period piece, but called the audition a, 'disaster'; Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

Disaster: Culkin, 39, revealed in an Esquire profile that he auditioned for director Quentin Tarantino’s period piece, but called the audition a, ‘disaster’; Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

‘We practice a lot,’ he said. ‘We’re figuring it out, making the timing work. Because nothing turns you on more than when your lady comes into the room and says, “Honey, I’m ovulating.”‘

Culkin and Song have been dating since October 2017, after meeting on the set of their movie Changeland. 

He was  married actress Rachel Miner in 1998 when they were both 18, but they separated in 2000 and divorced in 2002. He dated Mila Kunis for eight years, from 2002 until 2010. 

His love: Macaulay has been dating Brenda Song since meeting in 2017 on the set of Changeland; seen in 2019

His love: Macaulay has been dating Brenda Song since meeting in 2017 on the set of Changeland; seen in 2019

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