He may have made some questionable decisions in his life, but it looks like Macaulay Culkin got it right on this occasion - perhaps not for his bank balance, but certainly for his reputation.
He revealed the news on 'The Joe Rogan Experience' podcast, saying: "They pursued me for ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and I said no. The way the pitch was, ‘Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool, thanks.'”
He didn't say which role he was being pitched, but said that even his manager was "twisting my arm" to take it.
With reports suggesting that the stars of the comedy show - now in its 12th season - are earning up to $1 million per episode each, Culkin admitted “I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig. At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall."
See? It's all about perspective.