Shocking Photos of Macaulay Culkin Surface

The usual reclusive Macaulay Culkin stepped out in New York City yesterday looking extremely gaunt with sunken cheeks as he posed with a fan. ET exclusively obtained the photos of the Home Alone actor, which show his naturally thin physique emaciated and frail, and his skin even paler than usual.

The 31 year-old actor rose to fame with the John Candy comedy “Uncle Buck”, and the “Home Alone” franchise followed, which eventually led to “The Good Son” and “My Girl.” In the mid 90s Culkin became in control of all of his earnings, and began excommunicating himself from his controlling father Kip Culkin.

Life sure hasn’t been easy for Macaulay, his marriage at 17 to actress Rachel Miner in 1998 was widely publicized and their divorce that followed was too. He then carried on an eight year relationship with “Black Swan” actress Mila Kunis until they announced they had split up months before they made it official in January 2011.

Two years prior to that tragedy struck the Culkins in 2008 when elder sister of Macaulay, Dakota, was struck by a car and later died from sustained injuries.

Some bloggers have already alluded to drug use from Culkin’s appearance, and others are hoping his dramatic look is for an upcoming role. For arguments sake, Culkin is slated to be in a British film called “Service Man” which is described as an uplifting military action flick, set to release in 2013.