‘Home Alone’ is one of those iconic Christmas films that people just can’t seem to get enough of.

Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister became just about every suburban kid’s hero as he – rather bloodthirstily – defended his home against two nefarious burglars.

It’s a decidedly sinister plot for a festive film, but hey, it’s a classic, and I’m not about to argue with that.

It’s 28 years since the film first premiered, and a lot has happened in that time, including, weirdly, the cast aging.

Here’s what they look like now:

Joe Pesci as Harry Lime

Joe Pesci was in a number of high profile films before Home Alone, such as My Cousin Vinny, Easy Money and Goodfellas.

However, in 1999, Pesci announced his retirement from acting in order to pursue a music career, although he did still do a cameo in The Good Shepherd.

Daniel Stern as Marv Merchants

Despite playing pesky burglar Marv in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Stern declined to play the character again in future instalments of the franchise.

Since then he has starred in Bushwhacked, lent his voice to and directed the TV series The Wonder Years, and written the off-Broadway hit Barbara’s Wedding. Apparently, he’s also a very skilled bronze sculptor.

Gerry Bamman as Uncle Frank

After Home Alone Gerry Bamman’s career didn’t exactly take off. While he featured in a few episodes of Law & Order he is still best known for his scathing “look what you did you little jerk!”.

Catherine O’Hara as Kate McCallister

Canadian actress, writer and comedian Catherine O’Hara has since starred in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and For Your Consideration.

John Heard as Peter McCallister

After Home Alone John Heard went on to win an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance in The Sopranos.

Unfortunately, in July last year, Heard died of a heart attack.

Devin Ratray as Buzz McCallister

Recently Devin Ratray has gained fame in films such as Nebraska and Blue Ruin. He also appeared as a contestant on the game show Cash Club and was the feature of a documentary in which he attempted to win the heart of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice using love letters.

Random.

Kieran Culkin as Fuller McCallister

Fuller McCallister was played by none other than Macaulay Culkin’s younger bro, Kieran. The younger Culkin went on to have a breakout role in 2002’s Igby Goes Down, which received critical acclaim and led to Culkin receiving a nomination for Best Actor at the Golden Globes.

More recently, Culkin portrayed Rye Gerhardt in the second season of Fargo.

Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister

Proving that cute children don’t grow up to be cute adults, Macaulay Culkin quickly lost his angel-faced youth.

He did, however, date Mila Kunis for a while, and despite retiring from acting in 1994 (although he did appear in Will and Grace and Party Monster) he did co-found the New York-based, pizza-themed comedy rock band the Pizza Underground, of which he was the vocalist.

Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.

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