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27/08/2020 09:06 BST | Updated 27/08/2020 09:08 BST

Macaulay Culkin Has Turned 40 And, We’re Sorry, WHAT?

"Wanna feel old?"

Anyone with enquiries about the secret of eternal youth should probably give Macaulay Culkin a call.

The Home Alone actor, who will forever be prefixed with “former child star”, has just celebrated a milestone birthday.

And no, it wasn’t his 30th.

Unbelievably, former child star (told you) Macaulay has just hit the big 4-0.

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Macaulay Culkin

And Macaulay is only too aware just how ridiculous that sounds.

To mark his birthday on Wednesday, the actor tweeted: “Hey guys, wanna feel old? I’m 40. You’re welcome.”

He added: “It’s my gift to the world: I make people feel old. I’m no longer a kid, that’s my job.”

The ever youthful Macaulay also joked he was about to enter a midlife crisis, saying: “I’m thinking of picking up surfing. Do you all have any suggestions?

“Do any of you have photoshop skill? Can you put my head on a surfer so I can get an idea of how cool I’d look?”

Macaulay is best-known for his breakout part in the 1990 classic Christmas movie Home Alone, in which he played enterprising youngster Kevin McCallister, pitting his wits against two bumbling intruders.

He reprised the role in 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

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Macaulay Culkin arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards.

After the success of Home Alone made him world famous, Macaulay starred in a string of films including Getting Even With Dad, The Pagemaster and Richie Rich, before embarking on a career break from 1994.

He returned to acting with a stage role in the play Madame Melville in 2000.

More recently he starred in the 2019 comedy-drama Changeland and earlier this year it was announced he had joined the cast of American Horror Story for its 10th season.