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Ready to feel old? It was 25 years ago today that Home Alone opened in theaters nationwide.
Kevin McCallister became a hero to kids everywhere when his family took off for their Christmas vacation without him—he ate pizza, watched R-rated movies and basically made the most of his grownup-free situation. Just as impressively, though, our precocious hero protected the family home by cleverly (and hilariously) outsmarting two dim-witted burglars known locally as "the Wet Bandits."
Macaulay Culkin perhaps the most iconic child star of his generation, was just 10 years old when Home Alone hit theaters back in 1990. Funnily enough, the kid who enjoyed "a lovely cheese pizza, just for me" back then still dabbles in that doughy stuff these days professionally—but we digress.
In honor of Home Alone's 25th anniversary, here's a look at what Macaulay and the rest of the cast have been up to over the past quarter-century.
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Catherine O'Hara (Kate McCallister, Kevin's mom): This veteran Canadian actress had a number of notable credits on her resume—including the role of Delia Deetz in Beetlejuice—prior to landing her role as the McCallister family matriarch. She went on to have continued success in the business, receiving acting as well as voiceover roles on numerous projects including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Chicken Little and Frankenweenie. She received multiple nominations for her role in the 2010 TV movie Temple Grandin.
O'Hara married production designer Bo Welch in 1992 and the couple have two sons together, Matthew (21) and Luke (18).
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John Heard (Peter McCallister, Kevin's father): He's continued to work steadily since his Home Alone days, but he hasn't necessarily been thrilled with his career trajectory. As John himself told 411mania.com in a rare 2008 interview, "I guess I went from being a young leading man to being just kind of a hack actor. I'll take whatever I can get now!"
This included a role in the 2013 TV movie Sharknado as well as guest roles on shows including Modern Family, Person of Interest, Mistresses and NCIS: Los Angeles.
He has a son, Jack, with ex-girlfriend Melissa Leo, as well as a son Max and daughter Annika with ex-wife Sharon Heard.
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Devin Ratray (Buzz McCallister, Kevin's older brother): After terrorizing Kevin with a tarantula and bullying his baby brother out of that last slice of cheese pizza, Buzz Devin continued to work steadily in film and TV. He's had guest roles on shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Person of Interest, Agent Carter and Louie. He also had a role in the 2013 Oscar-nominated movie, Nebraska.
Despite having acted in a multitude of other roles, Devin's days as Buzz are still fresh on people's minds. In a 2009 interview with Starpulse, the actor said he gets recognized "all the time" by Home Alone fans. "People don't believe it a lot of times...So I go through a lot of, 'Yeah it's me" and then, "Oh, you're lying, shut up," and then I say "Okay, I don't really want to get into an existential argument over who I am really when I'm still searching myself.' But they always have these shocked, positive expressions or reactions. They really can't believe that it's this character that they grew up with. It's a mind trip for most people."
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Michael Maronna (Jeff McCallister, Kevin's other older brother): While not as bad as Buzz, Michael's character wasn't exactly sweet to Kevin. This redheaded child star fared well IRL, though—he went on to play Big Pete on The Adventures of Pete & Pete from 1992 to 1998.
He graduated from New York's Hunter College and now works as an electrician on film and television sets. In recent years, he's worked on shows like Nurse Jackie and Elementary.
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Hillary Wolf (Megan McCallister, Kevin's older sister):Two years after Home Alone hit theaters, Hillary starred in the 1992 movie Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even. The same year, she reprised her rose as Megan in Home Alone 2.
After that, though, Hillary seemingly got over the whole acting thing. She was still quite the accomplished young lady, though, going on to represent the United States in Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Summer Olympics.
These days, Hillary is a mom who blogs about her adventures with her two little boys on NotSoZenMom.com.
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Angela Goethals (Linnie McCallister, Kevin's other older sister): Angela continued along the child star path after Home Alone, landing a handful of small roles including one in 1996's Jerry Maguire. After high school, though, the New York City native took a break from acting and earned a degree in French from Vassar.
After graduating from college, Angela staged a career comeback. Her credits include the 2004 movie Spanglish as well as a recurring role in 24.
According to Angela's IMDB profile, she and actor Russell Soder have been married since 2005 and have a young daughter together.
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Gerry Bamman (Uncle Frank, Kevin's uncle): Uncle Frank has been steadily employed since his Home Alone days. He scored a small part in 1992's The Bodyguard as well as in 2003's Runaway Jury. Gerry's other credits include a recurring role on Law & Order and appearances on Damages, The Good Wife and The Following.
He has a grown son, Nicholas, from his relationship with ex-wife Emily Mann.
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Daniel Stern (Marv Merchants, Bumbling Burglar): From 1988 to 1993, Daniel narrated The Wonder Years, and from 1999 to 2000, he provided the main voice for Dilbert, the animated TV series. His other credits include Danny, Regular Joe, Monk, House of Lies and Manhattan.
Daniel and wife Laure Mattos have three grown children: Sophie, Marie and Henry. In 1999, the spouses founded the Malibu Foundation for Youth and Families, which created The Malibu Boys and Girls Club. He's worked with the California PTA as well as with organizations supporting U.S. troops. In 2009, Daniel and his wife were recognized for their volunteerism by President Barack Obama with a "President's Call to Service Award."
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Joe Pesci (Harry Lime, Bumbling Burglar No. 2): Goodfellas hit theaters just two months before the release of Home Alone. After the success of both films, Joe went on to star in 1992's My Cousin Vinny and 1995's Casino. He took on multiple tough-guy roles up through 1998, at which point he took a step back from his screen career to focus on his music.
Joe had a cameo appearance in the 2006 thriller The Good Shepherd, directed by his pal and former co-star Robert De Niro, and also appeared in 2010's Love Ranch.
The Italian-American star has reportedly been married and divorced three times.
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Roberts Blossom (Old Man Marley, Kevin's neighbor): After a long career on screen and stage, the character actor retired in the late '90s and, per SFGate.com, spent the remainder of his years in Berkeley, Calif., writing poetry.
Sadly, Roberts passed away in 2011 at the age of 87. He is survived by his two grown children, Deborah and Michael.
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Macaulay Culkin: You didn't think we'd forget Kevin, did you? Well, Macaulay is all grown up now, and as be mentioned before, his love for pizza hasn't waned. The former child star is a member of The Pizza Underground, a comedy rock band with a musical focus on pizza.
Macaulay isn't doing much acting these days—after retiring from the biz at age 14, he's returned to work on shows like Robot Chicken (as a voice) and The Jim Gaffigan Show (as himself). His last significant onscreen role was in the 2004 dark comedy Saved!, in which he co-starred oppositeMandy Moore and Jena Malone.
In general, he's not a fan of talking about his personal life. As he explained on Larry King Live back in 2004, "It's something—like I said, once you start giving people things and they start expecting things and so I try keep my private life private overall."
We do know, however, he had a difficult relationship with his parents when he was younger, going as far as to seek custody over himself and his younger siblings. He married actress Rachel Miner at 18, separated two years later and divorced at the age of 22. After that, Macaulay was in a relationship with Mila Kunis from 2002 to 2010. The split was "amicable," the actress's publicist said at the time, adding that the exes "remain close friends."
He began dating former All My Children actress Jordan Lane Price in 2013.
Word to the wise, though: If you happen to cross paths with Macaulay in the near future, don't ask him to slap his hands on his face and scream à la Kevin McCallister. As he told Larry King back in 2004, it's something "that happens all the time," but "it's kind of sad..."
"I feel like I'd be disappointing people because I've gotten older," he explained. "You know, and it's like they would be like, oh, he's old and it's pathetic now. And so, you know, I almost don't want to let people down, so I don't really do it."