Biography, the best films of a fantastic actor. Legends don’t die …Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen, in full Terence Stephen McQueen, (born March 24, 1930, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.—died November 7, 1980, Juarez, Mexico), macho, laconic American movie star of the 1960s and ’70s. Cool and stoical, his loner heroes spoke through actions and rarely with words.

 

McQueen drifted through odd jobs and three years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps before he began performing at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse in 1952. He did occasional theatre work and made his screen debut with a bit part in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). His first starring role was in the camp horror classic The Blob (1958), and that same year he earned the lead role of a bounty hunter on the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive, which ran until 1961.

In the early 1960s McQueen attained stardom when he appeared in two action films directed by John Sturges. The first of these was the western The Magnificent Seven (1960), in which he starred with Yul Brynner and Charles Bronson as defenders of a Mexican village. The second action film to refine McQueen’s image was The Great Escape (1963), in which he portrayed an allied captive in a World War II German prison camp who makes a daring motorcycle escape.

McQueen starred in several films of quality during the 1960s, including The War Lover (1962), Love with the Proper Stranger (1963), Soldier in the Rain (1963), Baby, the Rain Must Fall (1965), and The Cincinnati Kid (1965). He received his only Oscar nomination for another war epic, The Sand Pebbles (1966), but his definitive role came as a world-weary detective solving a mob murder case in Bullitt (1968). In this film, McQueen’s real-life enthusiasm for racing came into play in a celebrated extended car chase through the streets of San Francisco for which McQueen himself acted as stunt driver. The stylish caper The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) cast McQueen against type as a wealthy and elegant thief, and it proved to be one of his most memorable performances.

McQueen was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1979. Given a poor prognosis, he sought alternative treatment in Mexico, where he died in 1980 following surgery to remove a tumour.    brtianic. by movies.

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Papillon

Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen

Released: 1973

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Papillon is a 1973 prison film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, based on the best-selling autobiography by the French convict Henri Charrière. The film stars Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière, and.

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Bullitt

Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

Released: 1968

Directed by: Peter Yates

Bullitt is a 1968 American action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D’Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by Alan..

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The Great Escape

Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1963

Directed by: John Sturges

The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard…

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The Sand Pebbles

Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen

Released: 1966

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate, First Class aboard the fictional gunboat USS San.

 

The Magnificent Seven

Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

Released: 1960

Directed by: John Sturges

The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The picture is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa’s…

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The Thomas Crown Affair

Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen

Released: 1968

Directed by: Norman Jewison

The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original.. 

 

The Getaway

Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw

Released: 1972

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

The Getaway is a 1972 American action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. The film is based on the Jim Thompson novel of the same name, with the screenplay…

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The Cincinnati Kid

Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen

Released: 1965

Directed by: Norman Jewison

The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 American drama film. It tells the story of Eric “The Kid” Stoner, a young Depression-era poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. This quest..

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Nevada Smith

Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson

Released: 1966

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

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Tom Horn

Steve McQueen, Linda Evans

Released: 1980

Directed by: William Wiard

Tom Horn is a 1980 Western film about the legendary lawman, outlaw, and gunfighter. It starred Steve McQueen as the title character and was based on Horn’s own writings.

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Love with the Proper Stranger

Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen

Released: 1963

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

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The Towering Inferno

O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman

Released: 1974

Directed by: Irwin Allen, John Guillermin

The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The picture was directed by John…

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The Hunter

Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach

Released: 1980

Directed by: Buzz Kulik

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Hell Is for Heroes

Steve McQueen, James Coburn

Released: 1962

Directed by: Don Siegel

Hell Is for Heroes is a 1962 American war film directed by Don Siegel and starring Steve McQueen. It tells the story of a squad of U.S. soldiers from the 95th Infantry Division who, in the fall of..

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Le Mans

Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda

Released: 1971

Directed by: Lee H. Katzin

Le Mans is a 1971 action film directed by Lee H. Katzin, starring Steve McQueen. It features footage from the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race in June 1970. Released in June 1971 and given a G…

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