Home alone was my favorite movie, I remember watching it with wide open eyes and a strong beating heart, and it was really an amazing acting by the child star Macaulay Culkin. Lately, I’ve been thinking about him and what happened to my childhood star so I went through all the internet pages looking for some info about him and honestly I was completely shocked! What on earth has happened to that lovely child star? Oh my God, is that really him? That unbelievably skinny man!
Under the shock I decided to continue on digging for some child actors I knew, the list was so long but I did my best to cut it short. I thought it would be a good idea if I just chose ten of those child actors who unfortunately couldn’t handle the stress and particularly the enormous pressure of fame, the bright lights and fortune.
So, here are the ten young actors who ceased to be cute while getting older.
Diamond began acting as a child. He became known for playing the nerdy and lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell, a role he played for close to thirteen years from its beginning as Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1988–89) through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1994–2000). Continuing the series into college, Saved by the Bell: The College Years. However, growing into adulthood seemed to have an impacts on his personality as well as his physical appearance.
The younger Bonaduce became famous as a child actor of the 1970s on the TV sitcom The Partridge Family. He co-starred as Danny Partridge, the wisecracking, redheaded middle son of the singing pop band (headed by Shirley Jones). He and Shirley Jones were the only Partridge cast members whose actual first names were also that of the character each portrayed on screen. Bonaduce was also affected by fame and the bright lights, so it’s not strange these days to see him help those who struggle with fame.
8- Todd Bridges
known for his role as Willis Jackson on the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, and for his recurring role as Monk on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He was a comedic commentator from 2008-2013 on the television series TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest.
His physical appearance has completely changed, he lost his hair and gained some waight.
7- Lindsay Lohan
Lohan began her career as a child fashion model when she was three, and was later featured on the soap opera Another World for a year when she was 10. At age 11, Lohan made her motion picture debut in Disney’s commercially and critically successful 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. Her next major motion picture, Disney’s 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, was also a critical and commercial success. With the release of Mean Girls (2004), another critical and commercial success, and Disney’s Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), another commercial success, Lohan became a teen idol sensation, a household name and a frequent focus journalists. Today, Lohan seems to have lost it due to her mishundling of fame and fortune.
6- Mark Hamill
known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. His other works include Corvette Summer (1978) and The Big Red One (1980), among other television shows and movies. Hamill has also appeared on stage in several theater productions, primarily during the 1980s. Hamill’s look has changed but his career is srtill rocks.
5- Angus T Jones
known for playing Jake Harper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which he had won two Young Artist and a TV Land Award during his 10-year tenure as one of the show’s main characters. Growing into adulthood, Angus’s look changed radically.
4- Haley Joel Osment
After a series of roles in television and film during the 1990s, including a small part in Forrest Gump playing the title character’s son (also named Forrest Gump), Osment rose to fame for his performance as a young unwilling medium in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller film The Sixth Sense, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Concerning his look, the child we used to know looks like he is overweight now.
3- Edward Furlong
A former teen idol, Furlong won Saturn and MTV Movie Awards for his breakthrough performance as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). The following year he gave an Independent Spirit Award-nominated turn opposite Jeff Bridges in American Heart, and earned a second Saturn Award nomination for his work in Pet Sematary Two. He won a Young Artist Award for his performance alongside Kathy Bates in A Home of Our Own (1993), and shared a further ensemble nomination with the cast of the film.
Now, Furlonglooks like an ordinary worker in a thrift shop.
2- Brian Bonsall
He played Andrew “Andy” Keaton, the youngest child on the NBC sitcom Family Ties from 1986 until 1989, and Alexander Rozhenko, the son of Worf and K’ehleyr, on Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1992 to 1994. In terms of appearance, he seems to have undergone some serious changes such as neck tattoos and some perciengs.
1- Macaulay Culkin
He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He is also known for his roles in Uncle Buck (1989), My Girl (1991), The Good Son (1993), The Pagemaster (1994), Richie Rich (1994), Party Monster (2003), and the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”. At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple. Culkin ranked at number two on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” and E!’s list of the “50 Greatest Child Stars”. Now, Macaulay is so skinny and looks like a skeleton.