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The director of'Home Alone'explains how 唐纳德·特朗普'bullied'his way into the movie's sequel

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(L-R) Macaulay Culkin 和 唐纳德·特朗普in "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York."
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  • "Home Alone"director 克里斯·哥伦布 told 内幕 the behind-the-scenes story of 唐纳德·特朗普's cameo in the movie's sequel.
  • After directing the hit original, Columbus came back to also helm the sequel,"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York."
  • They had to get Trump's permission to shoot in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel because at the time he owned it.
  • Columbus said Trump agreed to let them shoot in the lobby only if he was in the movie.
  • "He did bullyhis way into the movie," Columbus said.
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This month marks the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy"Home Alone,"which was so successful that it spawned four sequels. But only the second movie, 1992's "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,"has a cameo by 唐纳德·特朗普.

Before he became the 45th president of the 美国, Trump found fame as a New York City businessman. It led to him crossing paths with the"Home Alone"franchise back in the early 1990s.

在一个 interview 内幕 had with 克里斯·哥伦布, who directed"Home Alone" as well as "Lost in New York,"he revealed how aggressive Trump was to get into the sequel to the hit comedy.

In the sequel, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is once again left alone by his family 和 ends up in New York City. He talks his way into staying at the glitzy Plaza Hotel 和 has another encounter with the burglars from the first film, Harry (Joe Pesci) 和 Marv (Daniel Stern).

唐纳德·特朗普with actor Macaulay Culkin at the Plaza hotel in 1991.
唐纳德·特朗普with actor Macaulay Culkin at the Plaza hotel in 1991.
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Columbus said the production dealt with Trump because, at the time, he owned the Plaza Hotel.

"We wanted to shoot in the lobby," Columbus recalled. "We couldn't rebuild The Plaza on a soundstage."

Everyone involved with the movie thought they would simply pay Trump a fee, as is usually the norm when shooting at a specific location, 和 everything would be square. But Trump wanted more.

"We paid the fee, but he also said,'The only way you can use the Plaza is if I'm in the movie,'" Columbus said. "So we agreed to put him in the movie."

It's unclear if Columbus was always going to use Trump's cameo in the movie, but it was decided for him the first time"Lost in New York"was shown to an audience.

"People cheered when Trump showed up on-screen," Columbus said. "So I said to my editor,'Leave him in the movie. It's a moment for the audience.'But he did bullyhis way into the movie."

Here's the Trump cameo in"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York":

You can read 内幕's full conversation with Columbus with more behind-the-scenes'Home Alone' secrets here.

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