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Macaulay Culkin is 'retired'

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Macaulay Culkin is 'retired'

Macaulay Culkin is "essentially retired".

The 'Home Alone' star - who shot to fame at the age of 10, six years after beginning his acting career - may only be 35 years old but he no longer works very often and spends his days "whatevering".

He said: "I'm a man in his mid-30s who's essentially retired. "I kind of go where the wind takes me a little bit."

Macaulay went on to explain he spends most of his days painting, writing in his notebooks, and "whatevering."

Despite it being 25 years since 'Home Alone' was released, Macaulay is still recognised "constantly" and divides his time between New York and Paris, initially believing no one knew who he was in France.

He told New York magazine: "It turned out that no, they recognised me, they just didn't care. I was like, 'Where have you people been my entire life?' "

The actor - who, despite being "retired", can soon be seen in 'Adam Green's Aladdin' - was stunned recently when he visited a cafe in Paris and asked for the Wi-Fi log-in details.

He recalled: "A waitress just gave it to me and walked away -- their Wi-Fi code was 'Macaulay Culkin.' When she came back, I said, 'I like your Wi-Fi code.' She goes, 'Thank you,' and I say, 'C'est moi.' She turned white and brought over the owner of the place, who said, 'I knew you'd come here someday.' "

When he is back in the US, the 'My Girl' actor lives in the New York apartment he bought when he was 19 and only goes out when he is unlikely to be spotted.

He admitted: "I'll take walks at two or four in the morning, because there's nobody out on the streets and it's easy for me to go unnoticed."