‘My poor little angel’: actors before and after 30 years of the premiere – Cinema and Tv – Culture

The story of Kevin, a boy whose family forgets to take on a Christmas trip to Paris (France) and who has to deal with a couple of thieves while he is alone in his house (in fact, the English title is just that: ‘Home Alone’), raised more than 476 million dollars (more than 8 billion pesos, according to the value of the dollar at that time).

The iconic children’s film, released in 1990 and directed by Chris Columbus, won four awards a year after its release. It was recognized for Best Children’s Film at the Kid’s Choice Awards and Best Comedy at the British Comedy Awards.

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Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci.


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Macaulay Culkin, its protagonist, and who was 10 years old at the time, won the award for Best actor comedy at the Chicago Film Critics Association Award and the American Comedy Awards.

In addition to Culkin, the main cast of ‘My poor little angel’ consisted of: Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard (who passed away in 2017), Robert Blossom (who died in 2011) and Devin Ratray.

Know what has become of the lives of these actors after 30 years of the premiere of this film.

Macaulay Culkin

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The film launched Culkin, who was 10 years old at the time, to fame.


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Culkin starred in several films as a child, among which were: ‘My first kiss’ (1991), ‘My poor little angel 2’ (1992) and ‘Ricky Ricón’ (1994).

Run down by his early fame, the young actor found himself embroiled in drug addiction problems during his teens. In 2004 he was arrested in Oklahoma for possession of marijuana, but was released on bail.

Another controversial episode in his life is related to Michael Jackson, because in 2005, Culkin defended the singer against the accusations of child abuse that received the ‘King of Pop’

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As for the romantic life of the ‘Poor little angel’, it is known that, in 1998, and at only 18 years old, he married actress Rachel Miner. However, in the year 2000 they separated. Later, he had a relationship with actress Mila Kunis, from 2002 to 2011. And since 2017 he has been a partner with actress Brenda Song.

In 2019 Culkin participated in films such as ‘Changeland’ and in the documentary ‘Square one: Michael Jackson’.

Joe Pesci

In ‘My poor little angel’ this 77-year-old Italian-American actor played the role of Harry, one of the burglars who ends up being the victim of the antics of Kevin McCallister, the boy played by Macaulay Culkin.

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Pesci has participated in more films throughout his career and even won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1990, for his performance in ‘Good Boys’, tape in which he played a mobster.

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Currently the actor is 77 years old.


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In 1998 he released the album ‘Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You’ and, a year later, announced his retirement from the audiovisual industry to start his career in music.

However, He returned to act in 2006 in the film ‘The Good Shepherd’ And, recently, he participated in ‘The Irishman’ (2019), a Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese.

Daniel Stern

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The 63-year-old actor is married with three children.


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His comical role as Marv, Harry’s fellow thief, was one of several that this actor has played on the big screen.

Stern, who is 63 years old, has participated in different ribbons such as ‘Lost in the West’ (1991), ‘Bad Thoughts’ (1998), ‘Party in Las Vegas’ (2006) and ‘Game Over, Man’ (2018).

Of course: the list of films in which he has acted exceeds 50.

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Stern married actress Laure Mattos in 1980 and had three children: Henry, 38; Sophie, 34, and Ella Marie, 31.

Catherine O’Hara

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The actress also participated in a Netflix production.


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The actress Canadian, 66, played Kate McCallister, Kevin’s mother. She is recognized for her performance in the movie ‘Beetlejuice, the super ghost’ (1988) and for giving voice to the animated characters of Sally and Shock in the animated film ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ (1993).

In 1992, he married Bo Welch, a production designer, with whom he had two children: Mathew, 26, and Luke, 23.

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Her last appearance was with the role of Dr. Georgina Orwell in the television production ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ (2017), which was distributed by Netflix and directed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld.

Devin Ratray

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Devin Ratray is 43 years old.


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Whoever played Kevin’s older brother has also been active in the audiovisual industry.

Ratray has participated in successful television series such as ‘Law and Order’ (1999) and ‘Supernatural’ (2005). Further, starred in the movie ‘Ashes of the Past’ (2013). In 2016 he was part of the cast of ‘Locos dementes’.

John Heard y Robert Blossom

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These cast actors died due to health problems.


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John Heard, who played Kevin’s father, has passed away at age 71. in 2017, due to a heart attackWhile Robert Blossom, who gave life to the protagonist boy’s neighbor, died at the age of 87 from a stroke in 2011.

Among the roles that Heard played in his career, his appearance in ‘CSI: Miami’ and others stands out. T.V. series like ‘Law and order’, ‘The Sopranos’, ‘Prison break’ and ‘Modern Family’.

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For its part, Blossom’s film career began long before the premiere of ‘My Poor Little Angel’, since 1971 he was already making appearances on the big screen.



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