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Devin Ratray

Devin Ratray

Devin Ratray

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Ratray was born in New York City, the son of Ann Willis and Peter Ratray, both actors. He started acting at the age of nine years in the movie Where Are the Children? (1986). He starred as a youth in various other programs and movies until his acting pinnacle in 1990 as Buzz McCallister, the bullying older brother of Macaulay Culkin's character, Kevin, in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Home Alone's Devin Ratray on Becoming Hollywood’s Ultimate Big Brother Bully, Buz

www.denofgeek.com)Devin Ratray on life as Buzz, working with Macaulay Culkin and blocking out the haters (Source:

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“I remember doing the Old Man Marley speech in Buzz’s bedroom for the audition. I guess it helped that I had memorised it and felt comfortable with the script. I just felt very at ease with Chris Columbus. Maybe he felt that he could work with someone who didn’t come across as nervous on camera. I don’t know what it was but I’m just grateful that I got it.” (Source: www.denofgeek.com)

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Despite the Intense Workload, Ratray Has Few Regrets About Being a Child Actor. (Source: Www.denofgeek.com)Is Home Alone the Best Christmas Movie of All Time?

www.denofgeek.com)“She taught me so much about comedic timing and being real. There’s real acting in her performance. I studied her and learned a tremendous amount. The balance between frantic panic and true comedy. Almost screwball comedy. It’s a very fine line and she does it brilliantly. I just loved working with her.” (Source:

Rotten Tomatoes: Movies

Mice guts, French women who don't shave, and tarantulas - Devin Ratray's signature role as mean older brother Buzz in "Home Alone" (1990) had many of the film's most quotable lines. The flat-topped personification of sibling torment, Buzz wasn't the first (nor the last) of the quippy bullies Ratray played in the early '90s before transitioning to more grown-up fare. He first appeared in 1986's "Where are the Children?" (1986), and followed a short stint on "Heartland" (CBS, 1989) with a role as a schoolyard bully in the campy horror flick "Little Monsters" (1989). Then came Buzz in "Home Alone" (and its requisite sequel, 1992's "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"), before he landed the role of a babysitting boyfriend in "Dennis the Menace" (1993). After over a decade of steady work, in 2008 he co-produced and starred in "Courting Condi," a faux-documentary/love story in which he played himself on a quest to fall in love with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. A memorable turn in "Surrogates" (2009), followed by a cameo in the not-so-memorable "R.I.P.D." (2013) proved Devin Ratray had made the transition from child actor to adulthood just fine. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)

www.capitalfm.com)Here's What Home Alone's Buzz Actor, Devin RatDevin Ratray rose to fame for his role as Buzz in Home Alone, but what is the actor doing now, 30 years later? (Source:ray, Is Doing Now..

www.hbo.com)Devin RatHBO: What was your experience watching the final product for the first time? (Source:ray Interview

Devin Ratray Movie Reviews & Film Summaries

Marie writes: I've been watching a lot of old movies lately, dissatisfied in general with the poverty of imagination currently on display at local cinemas. As anyone can blow something up with CGI - it takes no skill whatsoever and imo, is the default mode of every hack working in Hollywood these days. Whereas making a funny political satire in the United States about a Russian submarine running aground on a sandbank near a small island town off the coast of New England in 1966 during the height of the Cold War - and having local townsfolk help them escape in the end via a convoy of small boats, thereby protecting them from US Navy planes until they're safely out to sea? Now that's creative and in a wonderfully subversive way.... (Source: www.rogerebert.com)

 

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