Macaulay Culkin is a popular American musician and film actor. He was born as Macaulay Carson Culkin on August 26, 1980, in New York City, USA. He is the third son of a renowned stage actor, Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin (known for his Broadway productions) and Patricia Brentrup. Culkin studied at St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville and later attended the Professional Children’s School. He also took a ballet class at the School of American Ballet. He started his acting career at the age of four through the stage production of New York Philharmonic’s Bach Babies. Throughout the 80’s, he continued to appear on stage, TV, and films and became notable for his appearance as a kidnap victim in an episode of The Equalizer, aired on CBS channel. He also made his first screen role on ABC’s The Midnight Hour. In the year 1989, Culkin also made an appearance as Miles Russell in the 1989 comedy film, Uncle Buck, alongside John Candy and Amy Madigan in the lead roles.

In 1990, he became popular as Kevin McCallister in the Christmas comedy film, Home Alone, helmed by Chris Columbus. Culkin earned a nomination for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film. In 1992, he reprised his role as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Though Home Alone 2 received negative reviews from the critics, both films earned commercial success. In 1991, he starred in the animated series, Wish Kid, aired on Saturday Mornings. In the same year, he hosted the late-night live sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live and was starred in the tragicomedy film, My Girl, alongside Anna Chlumsky. In 1993, he did a reasonably well performance in the psychological thriller film, The Good Son, and earned a nomination for Best Villain at the MTV Movie Award. Culkin appeared in the film version of the Christmas musical film, The Nutcracker, in 1993.

The following year, he acted in the comedy film, Getting Even with Dad; in the animated fantasy film, The Pagemaster; and the family film, Ritchie Rich. In 1998, he made an appearance on Sonic Youth’s Sunday (music video). Culkin took a break from acting and returned in the year 2000 in Richard Nelson’s stage play, Madame Melville. He also made a guest appearance on NBC’s Will & Grace. In 2003, he made a comeback in Motion Pictures with the biographical drama film, Party Monster, where he played as a drug user and murderer.

In 2004, he made a supporting role as the paraplegic brother of Mandy Moore’s character in the teen comedy-drama film, Saved! Besides acting, he donned voice-over work in Seth Green’s Robot Chicken. In 2006, his book entitled Junior was published. This features some information about his career and unsteady relationship with his father. In 2007, he starred in Miles Brandman’s dark comedy film, Sex & Breakfast. He was also seen as Andrew Cross on NBC’s drama series, Kings. Culkin also done an ad for Aviva Insurance in 2009 and later made a cameo on WWE Raw. In 2010, he was seen in the online series, The Park for The New York Times and in 2011, he appeared in the experimental film, The Wrong Ferarri.

Culkin also tried his hand in directing a short film entitled Macaulay Culkin Eating a Slice of Pizza, alongside Phoebe Kreutz. This 2016, he has done a new ad, Compare the Meerkat, together with the meerkats. In 1998, he got married to Rachel Miner (actress) but got separated in the year 2000. They had a divorce in 2002. After that, he dated Mila Kunis (also an actress), but in 2011, a publicist confirmed that the two ended their relationship amicably and stayed as close friends. In 2013, he started dating Jordan Lane Price, an actress, and singer, known for her appearance in All My Children. Culkin was arrested in Oklahoma City in September 2004, for the possession of marijuana, Alprazolam, and Clonazepam. He was put in jail and was released after posting a bail of $4,000. He was pleaded not guilty, but later on, the plea was reversed to guilty.

Simon Barrett English Actor

Simon Barrett

Simon Barrett is a renowned producer and screenwriter in America. He had worked with film director Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg as a screenwriter and has won several accolades and awards. Adam Wingard’s two popular movies ‘A Horrible Way to Die’ and ‘You're Next’ won best screenplay award for Simon Barrett at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas held in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Simon Barrett was also the co-producer of these two above-listed movies. In the year 2014, Simon wrote the screenplay for the movie ‘The Guest’ which was directed by Adam Wingard again and it casted Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer. The film won many accolades from film festivals and even was the highly successful movie in the box office. After successful teaming up with Adam Wingard in the much-acclaimed movie ‘A Horrible Way to Die’, he continued in developing a strategy even to act, produce and write a film for Adam. Hence, he appeared as an actor, wrote the script and even produced the movie ‘You’re Next’. In the year 2011, Simon produced the movie ‘Autoerotic’ which was directed jointly by Wingard and Joe Swanberg. Simon co-wrote the script of the movie along with directors Wingard and Joe. Again Simon-Wingard- Joe teamed up and wrote the script for the movie ‘What Fun We Were Having’ (2011) which was directed by Adam Wingard. This film was based on four stories of sexual assault. It was screened in Fantasia Festival. It was almost a reverse role for Joe Swanberg in the year 2013 when he directed an erotic thriller movie ’24 Exposures’, and he had cast Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett in lead roles. In this movie, Adam played the role of photographer and Simon plays the role of detective and performs investigation for murder and solves the murder mystery. In the year 2012, Adam and Simon again collaborated together for ‘The ABCs of Death ' which had 26 different short stories and both had a free rein to develop a story in this film. In the year 2012, there was a famous movie ’V/H/S’ which featured a series of footage shorts directed by Adam Wingard and David Bruckner. For this movie, Simon Barrett edited, co-wrote and even acted in the movie. Together Adam and Simon teamed up together as a director for the sequel of V/H/S which was titled as ‘V/H/S/2’ (2013) and Simon also co-wrote the script. Currently, Simon is busy writing the screenplay for two movies ‘The Woods’ perhaps even could write the screenplay for remaking the Korean movie 'I Saw the Devil' which released in 2010. Both the movies are expected to be directed by Adam Wingard.

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Todd Bridges

Todd Anthony Bridges is an American actor. He is recognised for the role of Willis Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes. He played recurring part of a monk on Everybody Hates Chris (a sitcom). He was also the comedic commentator on truTV Presents: World's Dumbest from 2008-2013. He was born on 27 May 1965 in San Francisco, California, United States. His father, Peter Todd Bridges, was a firefighter. His mother was Lynda Frank. He married Lisa Ross on 22 September 1997. She was born on 27 May 1971. They had a relationship of 7 years before they got engaged in 1997. The couple has four children named Tatiyana, Tustin, Todd Jr. and Tamaria. In 1998, he and his brother, James Bridges, saved a paraplegic woman named Stella Kline from drowning after her wheelchair accidently rolled into the lake. He made an appearance on Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons. He also did a miniseries named Roots. He was on Fish, Barney Miller spinoff. He got his first breakthrough with the character Willis Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes (sitcom). Other cast members were Dana Plato, Gary Coleman, and Conrad Bain. In 2006, he appeared on the celebrity episode of Fear Factor but got eliminated just after his first stunt. In 2007, he was the member of the “mob” in 1 vs. 100. He appeared on Decision House, a MyNetwork show, with his wife in an episode named "Burned Bridges." He had a repeated role on Everybody Hates Chris. In 2008, he was a participant on Celebrity Championship Wrestling of Hulk Hogan. His coach was Brutus. He was in the team of Team Beefcake. He reached the finals and ultimately got defeated with the hands of Dennis Rodman. His character was named "Mr.Not So Perfect.” In 2002, he appeared in Celebrity Boxing and defeated Vanilla Ice. He authored a book called “Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted” in which he discussed his childhood drugs addiction, sexual abuse, criminal assaults and his efforts to come out of it and be someone significant. In 2010, he was a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He discussed all his life and the trauma that he went through during his childhood. He made an appearance on “Skating with Celebrities” but got eliminated in the second episode for using roller skates. ." He appeared in music videos such as "Change Your Wicked Ways," "We Are All Made of Stars," and "Howlin' for You". In 2015, he hosted the live game show titled“Lovers or Losers: The Game Show” in Las Vegas, Nevada at Plaza Hotel & Casino.

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Todd Bridges English Actor