Released in 1990, ‘Home Alone’ talks about the McCallister family who is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. 25 years after the movie debuted, here are the ‘then and now’ of the movie stars:
Macaulay Culkin (Kevin McAllister)
Culkin went on to appear in several ’90s films, including ‘My Girl,’ ‘The Good Son,’ and ‘Richie Rich,’ and then took some time off. He went the edgy route with roles in films like ‘Party Monster,’ in which he played infamous nightclub promoter and murderer Michael Alig, and ‘Saved,’ a darkly comedic satire of evangelical Christian teens with Mandy Moore and Jena Malone. He’s lent his voice to several episodes of ‘Robot Chicken,’ created by his ‘Party Monster’ co-star Seth Green,’ but these days acting isn’t a priority. He’s involved in an art collective called Three Men and a Baby with musician Adam Green, and recently debuted his music project: The Pizza Underground, a Velvet Underground cover band that changes the lyrics to the band’s classics to make them about pizza.
Joe Pesci (Harry)
Pesci went on to star in ‘JFK,’ ‘My Cousin Vinny,’ and reunited with De Niro and Scorsese for ‘Casino’ in 1995. He reprised the role of Leo Getz for ‘Lethal Weapon 4’ in 1998, then took a break from acting until 2006, when his old pal Robert De Niro got him to make a cameo in his film ‘The Good Shepherd,’ which De Niro directed. Since then, he’s only appeared in the 2010 film ‘Love Ranch’ and in a Snickers commercial.
Daniel Stern (Marv)
Stern’s film credits include both ‘City Slickers’ films, ‘Bushwhacked,’ ‘Very Bad Things,’ and Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut ‘Whip It.’ Recently, he appeared in episodes of ‘Workaholics,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Girlfriend in a Coma,’ and the new HBO series ‘Getting On.’ He also starred in ‘A Christmas Story 2,’ the straight-to-DVD sequel to the holiday classic.
Catherine O’Hara (Kate McAllister)
O’Hara became a regular in the films of Christopher Guest, appearing in ‘Waiting for Guffman,’ ‘Best in Show,’ ‘A Mighty Wind,’ and ‘For Your Consideration.’ She recently reunited with ‘Beetlejuice’ director Tim Burton to lend her voice to ‘Frankenweenie,’ appeared in ‘A.C.O.D.’ with Adam Scott and Richard Jenkins, and currently voices a role on the animated series ‘Glenn Martin DDS.’
John Heard (Peter McAllister)
Heard has a massive resume that includes diverse films like ‘Pelican Brief,’ ‘Pollock,’ ‘O,’ and ‘White Chicks.’ He’s starred in several films in 2013 alone, including ‘Sharknado,’ ‘Assault on Wall Street,’ and ‘Runner Runner.’ His TV credits include ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Southland,’ and ‘Entourage,’ and he recently made an appearance on Adult Swim’s ‘Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories.’
Devin Ratray (Buzz)
Ratray has enjoyed a consistent career, appearing in films like ‘The Prince and Me’ and ‘Surrogates,’ and episodes of ‘Law and Order’ and ‘Supernatural.’ 2013 has been a big year for the actor, though, with small supporting roles in ‘Side Effects,’ ‘R.I.P.D.,’ ‘Nebraska,’ and the acclaimed indie ‘Blue Ruin,’ which has been playing the festival circuit.
Mike Maronna (Jeff)
You know him best as Big Pete from the ’90s Nickelodeon series ‘The Adventures of Pete and Pete.’ Following that, he appeared in the films ‘Slackers’ and ’40 Days and 40 Nights.’ Maronna went to college and became a professional electrician — he’s worked on the films ‘Runner Runner,’ ‘Men in Black 3,’ and ‘The Sitter,’ and on the CBS series ‘Elementary.’ He recently completed work on the upcoming HBO film ‘The Normal Heart.’
Hillary Wolf (Megan)
Wolf left acting to pursue her passion for judo. She won the world judo championships for juniors in 1994, and represented the United States in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics and at the 2000 Olympics. Wolf then retired from competing and went to college, married, and had kids. She now owns the Wolf Judo Academy in Colorado Springs, where she instructs children.
Kieran Culkin (Fuller)
Culkin went on to star in ‘She’s All That,’ ‘Igby Goes Down,’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.’ Recently, he’s appeared in the films ‘Margaret’ and ‘Movie 43,’ and in the 2012 Sydney Opera House production of ‘This is Our Youth.’ He can be seen next in the film ‘Quitters’ with Mira Sorvino.