He's all grown up now, but over 20 years ago Macaulay Culkin was the biggest child star to come along in decades, with some comparing his breakout performance in Home Alone to the likes of Hollywood icons like Shirley Temple. Now, ET looks back at Christmas past with a trip to the Home Alone set!
"I just like it," the young star told ET back in 1990 about acting. "It's real fun."
The John Hughes-penned/produced movie centers around a kid (Culkin) accidentally left out of a family vacation and stalked by would-be thieves (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) who believe his house is vacant over the Christmas break. Little do they know he's creative at home security -- fashioning makeshift booby traps that have become part of movie history.
Although it was his first leading role, Macaulay was no stranger to the set after starring in Uncle Buck and appearing in other projects since the time he was five. In fact, Pesci told ET how Macaulay would explain how the shots were being set up during filming to the other actors.
The Home Alone franchise catapulted the young star to fame, becoming one of the most well-known child stars on the big screen.
Watch the video to hear Macaulay's five priceless favorite phrases from working on the movie.