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Macaulay Culkin

The ‘Home Alone’ star is in the dictionary under ‘suffered from pushy showbiz parents’, thanks to the business dealings of dad Kit who turned the young Mac into the biggest child star in the world.

Of course, it proved to be unsustainable and Culkin essentially dropped out of Hollywood, surfacing occasionally to host club nights, be the subject of death hoaxes and get busted for drug possession.

10 Child Movie Stars Who Went Off The Rails

It can be tough becoming a famous actor when you’re young. Yes, there’s adulation and money but as these celebs prove, it doesn’t take a lot for it to blow up in your face. 

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