'Wanna feel old?' Macaulay Culkin shocks fans as he turns 40

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Home Alone (Credit: Fox)
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (Credit: Fox)

Macaulay Culkin could not resist trolling his fans as he turned 40, announcing he had reached the milestone and teasing: “Wanna feel old?”

The actor – who found fame as a child star in films such as Home Alone and Richie Rich – reached the big 4-0 this week and posted a playful series of messages on Twitter about it.

Quipping that it would probably make his fans feel their age, he teased: “Hey guys, wanna feel old?

“I'm 40. You're welcome.”

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He went on: “It's my gift to the world: I make people feel old.

“I'm no longer a kid, that's my job.”

Culkin also joked that now he was 40 it was “about time to start my midlife crisis” and said he thought he might begin by taking up surfing.

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“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?” he asked.

The star’s posts amused his followers, and many admitted he was spot on about making them feel their age.

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“I’m 39 and was a Home Alone nut!! And you just made me feel ancient!” posted one fan, while another tweeted: “Nooooooooooooo!!!”

“Ouch, that hurt!” posted another person, while one asked: “You're 40?!?!? Jesus, then what does that make me???!!!”

Culkin in Home Alone (Credit: Fox)
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (Credit: Fox)

Another fan quipped: “You crack me up Mac, but every Christmas of every year you go back to being an 8y/o boy fighting the bad guys, it's like a cross between peter pan and ground hog day.”

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Culkin found fame as a little boy who gets left at home when his family go on holiday in 1990’s Home Alone, and he reprised the role in a sequel two years later.

His other films include Richie Rich, My Girl and The Good Son.

He took a break after a string of projects in the early 90s but returned to acting after a few years away from the cameras.

His next role will be in the 10th season of American Horror Story.

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