It's been 26 years since Home Alone landed in theaters and catapulted 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin into instant stardom, earn $285 million at the box office, and become a holiday classic. A quarter of a century later, the film still holds a place in many hearts and is annual viewing material to celebrate the holidays.
Other than some of the adults in the film, the cast was full of relative unknowns, and despite their long careers, many of the adults will always be seen as their characters in the anti-burglar comedy.
Take a look at what the cast and filmmakers have been up to since the release of the holiday classic! Who was your favorite character in Home Alone? Let us know in the comments!
After acting in films like The Good Son, Richie Rich, and The Pagemaster, Macaulay focused energy on other creative endeavors. In 2013, he started his band The Pizza Underground, whose songs all revolve around pizza. Sadly, Culkin stated that their most recent album will be their last.
Pesci starred in many notable films after playing a petty burglar, like My Cousin Vinny, Casino, and two Lethal Weapon sequels. In 1998, Pesci announced his retirement from acting, and he also went along to explore a career in music, releasing his first album in 30 years, "Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You."
Although some members of the cast have distanced themselves from Home Alone, Stern regularly hops on Facebook to remind people he was not only just a Wet Bandit, but also starred in other kid-friendly comedies like Bushwacked, and even dressed up as his character from Rookie of the Year to celebrate the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series.
With her illustrious career on the sketch comedy show SCTV, the actress continued to flex her comedic muscles in films like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind. An accomplished singer-songwriter, she even got to write and perform her own songs in A Mighty Wind.
After playing the head of the McCallister household, Heard built a massive rap sheet as a compelling character actor, taking small parts in films like Radio Flyer, The Pelican Brief, and Snake Eyes. Heard also had roles in TV series like The Sopranos, Prison Break, and NCIS: Los Angeles.
One of the seminal on-screen bullies of the early '90s, Ratray never stopped acting since Home Alone. Most recently, Ratray starred in films like Blue Ruin and the Oscar-nominated Nebraska, as well as having a role on Marvel's Agent Carter.
Macaulay's younger brother had the distinction of playing the McCallister cousin with poor bladder control that Kevin refused to share a bed with. Kieran followed in his older brother's footsteps, starring in films like The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Igby Goes Down, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Ken Hudson Campbell
Another small but memorable role in the film was played by Campbell, who was the man dressed as Santa that Kevin pleaded with to bring his family home, who responded by giving Kevin Tic Tacs. Campbell had a few other successes in the '90s with films like Groundhog Day, Armageddon, and Down Periscope. Campbell continues to act, while also lending his unique voice to a variety of animation projects.
Michael C. Maronna
The early '90s were big for Maronna, as in addition to getting to deliver the line, "You're such a disease," in Home Alone, he also starred in the Nickelodeon hit The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Maronna has a few more acting credits to his name, but has tripled that number with the work he's done behind the scenes doing various electrical and camera department work on a variety of film, TV shows, and shorts.
Chris Columbus - Director
Columbus built a reputation for himself directing family-friendly comedies, directing the Home Alone sequel, Mrs. Doubtfire, Stepmom, and Bicentennial Man. He also directed the first two installments of the Harry Potter film franchise, but his most recent project was the Adam Sandler comedy Pixels.
John Hughes - Writer
Hughes was massive success defining an entire generation of filmmaking with his heartwarming tales of high school comedies, and following the success of the Home Alone films, he began taking time off in between project. The last screenplay Hughes actually wrote was Just Visiting, about a group time-traveling knights, but should be noted he stuck with the Home Alone franchise longer than other, having written the script for Home Alone 3.