Macaulay Culkin Turns 40 And The Internet Is Freaking Out

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Macaulay Culkin is now 40 and everyone is suddenly feeling the cold hand of time on their shoulder. The Home Alone star marked his birthday by posting a Tweet that immediately went viral, which you can find below:

This is currently sitting at an impressive 1.7M likes, with responses horrified that so much time has passed since Culkin was an adorable child actor violently torturing and mutilating some burglars. One of his followers joked that he’s destined to be starring in “Nursing Home Alone,” with many others saying the news has forced them to come to terms with their own aging.

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Fellow stars and friends also took the time to comment. Thor‘s Kat Denning, for one, demanded that he post his skincare routine, with This is Spinal Tap star Michael McKean telling him to “Have a happy one, gramps.”

So, what’s next for the newly mature Culkin? Well, there are rumors he’ll have some kind of cameo appearance in Disney’s upcoming reboot of Home Alone, but beyond that, he revealed that he’s getting back into serious acting. Apparently he’d auditioned for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but “it was a disaster.”

Things appear to have gone somewhat better over at American Horror Story though, where he’ll be joining the cast for the tenth season. Ryan Murphy revealed back in May that he was a big fan of Culkin and wanted to give him an “insane” role, saying:

“I asked to speak to him on the phone and he said OK. ‘[When] I cast, I never let people read things, usually. I said, “OK, here’s the pitch.” And I told them the character and I told him he has crazy, erotic sex with Kathy Bates and does other things. ‘And he paused and he goes, “This sounds like the role I was born to play.” So, he signed up right then and there.”

If learning that Macaulay Culkin has turned 40 doesn’t fill you with existential dread, seeing him gettin’ down with Kathy Bates almost certainly will.