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The director of ‘Home Alone’ says he walked off ‘Christmas Vacation’ because he ‘couldn’t make the movie with Chevy Chase’

Chris Columbus told Insider what led him to him directing “Home Alone.” The director was hired to helm “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” but didn’t get along with its star Chevy Chase. That opened the door for him to make another Christmas classic, “Home Alone.” “The rest is history,” Columbus said. […]
The director of ‘Home Alone’ says he walked off ‘Christmas Vacation’ because he ‘couldn’t make the movie with Chevy Chase’
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‘Home Alone’ at 30: Director Chris Columbus talks Trump ‘bullying his way’ into a cameo and more never-before-told stories

November marks the 30th anniversary of “Home Alone,” and Insider spoke with director Chris Columbus in celebration of this timeless Christmas classic. Columbus revealed behind-the-scenes stories, like how his inability to work with Chevy Chase on “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” led him to direct “Home Alone.” He also shared the […]
‘Home Alone’ at 30: Director Chris Columbus talks Trump ‘bullying his way’ into a cameo and more never-before-told stories