Hanging with the fam
Macaulay Culkin (r.) poses with his ex-wife, actress Rachel Minor, and his brother, Kieran Culkin, as they arrive for the premiere of Kieran's film "The Mighty" on October 7, 1998 in Los Angeles. REUTERS

Former child star Macaulay Culkin, 31, was photographed while out in New York this week, looking like a 56 year old. The usually young and fresh-looking actor was rather pale and extremely thin.

Folks over at Entertainment Tonight got their hands on some photos of the actor walking while holding a can of Red Bull. The photos have left many wondering why the Home Alone actor looks the way he does. ET plans to reveal more photos of the gaunt-looking actor tonight.

The picture, which may have been shot from a bad angle, has sparked so much interest that it has become a trending topic on Twitter. Here's what users had to say:

-- Whoa! We barely recognized Macaulay Culkin!- LexCerrillos

-- Macaulay Culkin has changed so much omg. - aaliyahM

-- Kevin McAllister not looking so good these days. - ptheriault

-- Omg Macaulay Culkin looks soooo different.. Use to think he was soo hot :/ - tiffjacobss

-- Yep it was just a matter of time for Macaulay Culkin to trend, that picture surfacing of him is wicked hideous :( - Saraheedtripper

-- OMG!!! Macaulay Culkin, its so sad to look him like that :'( He was so cute... What happened w/ him? :'( Hope he'll be fine.. - ImDBlueGangsta

-- Macaulay Culkin looks far older than 31, he looks more close to retirement :o - SiiShell

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