Culkin, 43, received the star on Friday with O’Hara, 69, attending to give a speech at the ceremony.
“Home Alone was, is and always will be a beloved global sensation … the reason families all over the world can’t let a year go by without watching and loving Home Alone together is because of Macaulay Culkin.”
The movie was directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes. The film also starred the likes of Joe Pesci, Daniel Sten, and John Heard.
O’Hara added that Culkin gave a “perfect performance” as Kevin McCallister: “I know you worked really hard, I know you did, but you made acting look like the most natural thing in the world to do.”
O’Hara also starred alongside Culkin in the 1992 sequel Home Alone: 2 Lost in New York. The actress noted the star brings his “sweet and twisted, yet totally relatable” sense of humor to every project he does. “It’s a sign of intelligence in a child and a key to survival at any age,” she said of humor.
“Macaulay, congratulations. You so deserve your star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And thank you for including me, your fake mom who left you home alone not once but twice, to share in this happy occasion. I’m so proud of you,” she concluded.
The two shared a hug at the podium while Culkin wiped away tears.
Brenda Song, 34, was also in attendance with their two children.
Culkin also got emotional while speaking at the ceremony thanking O’Hara and Natasha Lyonne, costar from the 2003 movie Party Monster, for paying tribute in their speeches.
“Thanks for all your kind words and your stories and stuff. You know, you made my kids’ dad, their papa, look good. And the most important thing to me is also that their papa understands that he wasn’t always his papa; he used to be a kid too, you know?” he said with a laugh.
He concluded: “To wrap things up, and in the spirit of the holiday season, I just wanna say Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals,” a callback to a moment from his Home Alone 2.
Many stars have also been in attendance as of late to receive their prestigious acknowledgment on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There are many more to come in the year of 2024 as well.