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Steve McQueen is a Actor and Producer American born on 24 march 1930 at Beech Grove (USA)

Steve McQueen

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Birth name Terence Steven McQueen
Nationality USA
Birth 24 march 1930 at Beech Grove (USA)
Death 7 november 1980 (at 50 years) at Ciudad Juárez (Mexique)

Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era counterculture, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Blob, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.


While still attending Stella Adler's school in New York, McQueen dated Gia Scala. He eventually married three times and fathered two children. On November 2, 1956, he married actress Neile Adams, with whom he had a daughter, Terry Leslie (June 5, 1959 – March 19, 1998), and a son, Chad (born December 28, 1960). McQueen and Adams divorced in 1972. On August 31, 1973, McQueen married actress Ali MacGraw, his co-star in The Getaway, but this marriage ended in divorce in 1978. MacGraw suffered a miscarriage during their marriage. On January 16, 1980, less than a year before his death, McQueen married model Barbara Minty. One of McQueen's four grandchildren is actor Steven R. McQueen (who is best known for playing Jeremy Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries).

In the early 1970s, while separated from Adams and prior to meeting MacGraw, McQueen had a relationship with his Junior Bonner co-star Barbara Leigh, which included her pregnancy and an abortion. Actress-model Lauren Hutton has said that she had an affair with McQueen in the early 1960s.

McQueen had a daily two-hour exercise regimen, involving weightlifting and at one point, running five miles, seven days a week. McQueen learned the martial art Tang Soo Do from ninth-degree black belt Pat E. Johnson.

McQueen was known for his prolific drug use. (William Claxton said he smoked marijuana almost every day; biographer Marc Eliot alleged he used a tremendous amount of cocaine in the early 1970s) and he was a heavy cigarette smoker. McQueen sometimes drank to excess, and was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1972.

After Charles Manson incited the murder of five people, including McQueen's friends Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring at Tate's home on August 9, 1969, it was reported McQueen was a potential target of the killers. According to his first wife, McQueen began carrying a handgun at all times in public, including at Sebring's funeral. Two months after the murders, police found a hit list with McQueen's name on it, a result of McQueen's company having rejected a Manson screenplay. In 2011, it was revealed that Sebring had invited McQueen to the party at Tate's house on the night of the murders. According to McQueen, he had invited a girlfriend to come along, but she instead suggested an intimate night at home, which probably saved his life.

McQueen had an unusual reputation for demanding free items in bulk from studios when agreeing to do a film, such as electric razors, jeans, and other items. It was later discovered McQueen donated these things to the Boy's Republic reformatory School, where he spent time in his teen years. McQueen made occasional visits to the school to spend time with the students, often to play pool and speak about his experiences.

After discovering a mutual interest in racing, McQueen and Great Escape co-star James Garner became good friends. Garner lived down hill from McQueen, and McQueen recalled, "I could see that Jim was neat around his place. Flowers trimmed, no papers in the yard ... grass always cut. So to piss him off, I'd start lobbing empty beer cans down the hill into his driveway. He'd have his drive all spic 'n' span when he left the house, then get home to find all these empty cans. Took him a long time to figure out it was me."

McQueen's third wife Barbara Minty McQueen in her book, Steve McQueen: The Last Mile, writes of McQueen becoming an Evangelical Christian toward the end of his life. This was due in part to the influences of his flying instructor, Sammy Mason, Mason's son Pete, and Barbara. McQueen attended his local church, Ventura Missionary Church, and was visited by evangelist Billy Graham shortly before his death.

Best films

The Towering Inferno (1974)
Papillon (1973)
Bullitt (1968)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
The Great Escape (1963)
Nevada Smith (1966)

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Filmography of Steve McQueen (34 films)

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Dust to Glory, 1h37
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Documentary films about sports, Documentary films about technology, Road movies
Actors James Garner, Steve McQueen, Chad McQueen
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.737423.737423.737423.737423.73742
Un documentaire sur une course qui se déroule chaque année à Baja, au Mexique. 267 véhicules différents (motocross, voitures, etc.) se disputent la première place. Le film réunit images d'archives et apparitions de coureurs de courses devenus icônes dans le milieu : Robby Gordon, Mario Andretti, Jimmy Vasser et Mike McCoy, véritable légende du Supercross.
The Kid Stays in the Picture, 1h33
Directed by Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Norma Shearer, Ali MacGraw, Francis Ford Coppola, Catherine Deneuve
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating72% 3.648113.648113.648113.648113.64811
The book chronicles Evans' rise from childhood to radio star to film star to production chief of Paramount Pictures to independent producer, his marriage to Ali MacGraw, his downfall including his 1980 cocaine bust and implication in the murder of Roy Radin, aka "The Cotton Club Murder", his banishment from Paramount Pictures, and his return to the studio in the early 1990s.
La classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster
Rating73% 3.6744553.6744553.6744553.6744553.674455
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement (qui fait suite à Derrick contre Superman) est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
The Hunter
The Hunter (1980)
, 1h37
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action
Actors Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton, Ben Johnson, Richard Venture
Roles Ralph "Papa" Thorson
Rating63% 3.199333.199333.199333.199333.19933
Ralph Thorson (Steve McQueen) est un chasseur de prime d'un autre temps. Quoique habile à pourchasser les repris de justice, il est peu en phase avec son époque. Au volant d'une voiture, c'est un véritable danger de la route. Sa maison ressemble davantage à un saloon qu'à un foyer. Tandis qu'il vaque à ses engagements, sa femme tente de l'intéresser à la naissance de leur enfant.
Tom Horn
Tom Horn (1980)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical, Romance, Western
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Slim Pickens, Billy "Green" Bush, Elisha Cook, Jr.
Roles Tom Horn
Rating68% 3.448653.448653.448653.448653.44865
Tom Horn, a legendary frontier scout and tracker who helped capture Geronimo, drifts around the quickly disappearing western frontier. The story begins as he rides into a small town and provokes prizefighter Jim Corbett, ending up in a livery stable, unconscious and badly bruised.
An Enemy of the People, 1h43
Directed by George Schaefer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Steve McQueen, Charles Durning, Bibi Andersson, Richard A. Dysart, Michael Cristofer, Michael Higgins
Roles Dr. Thomas Stockmann
Rating70% 3.543323.543323.543323.543323.54332
Dans une petite ville thermale de Norvège, à la fin du XIX siècle, le docteur Stockman reçoit du laboratoire les résultats des prélèvements qu'il a réalisés et qui attestent de la pollution des eaux. Désireux d'alerter l'opinion pour entreprendre des travaux de rénovation indispensables, il se heurte à l'opposition de son frère Peter, maire de la ville, qui craint des conséquences économiques désastreuses.
Dixie Dynamite
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Warren Oates, Christopher George, Stanley Adams, R.G. Armstrong, Steve McQueen, John Bliss
Roles Dirt-Bike Rider (uncredited)
Rating52% 2.630312.630312.630312.630312.63031
A man who makes liquor illegally from a still is in cahoots with the sheriff, who then double-crosses him. The moonshiner is shot dead by the sheriff's deputy. His two daughters decide to take over the family business, but when the sheriff and a corrupt local banker disrupt their operation and eventually destroy their still, the girls decide to get even.
The Towering Inferno, 2h45
Directed by Irwin Allen, John Guillermin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Films about the labor movement, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely
Roles Chief O'Hallorhan
Rating69% 3.4510353.4510353.4510353.4510353.451035
Architect Doug Roberts (Newman) returns to San Francisco for the dedication of the Glass Tower, which he designed for owner James Duncan (Holden). At 138 stories (1,800 ft/550 m), it is the world's tallest building. Shortly after his arrival, an electrical short starts an undetected fire on the 81st floor while Roberts accuses the building's electrical engineer, Roger Simmons (Chamberlain), of cutting corners. Simmons insists the building is up to standards.
Papillon (1973)
, 2h5
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Évasion
Actors Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Bill Mumy, George Coulouris
Roles Henri "Papillon" Charriere
Rating79% 3.999853.999853.999853.999853.99985
1930's France. Henri Charrière (Steve McQueen), a safecracker nicknamed Papillon because of the butterfly tattoo on his chest, is wrongly convicted of murdering a pimp, he is being framed for the crime. He is sentenced to life imprisonment within the penal system in French Guiana. En route, he meets a fellow convict, Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), a forger and embezzler who is convinced that his wife will secure his release. Dega hires Papillon as his bodyguard, but the two eventually develop a friendship.
Junior Bonner, 1h40
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson, Bill McKinney, Joe Don Baker
Roles Junior Bonner
Rating66% 3.3473353.3473353.3473353.3473353.347335
Junior "JR" Bonner is a rodeo rider who is slightly "over the hill". Junior is first seen taping up his injuries after an unsuccessful ride on an ornery bull named Sunshine.
The Getaway, 2h2
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens
Roles Doc McCoy
Rating73% 3.698153.698153.698153.698153.69815
Carter "Doc" McCoy (McQueen), in prison in Texas, is denied parole. When his wife Carol (MacGraw) visits him, he tells her to do whatever necessary to make a deal with Jack Benyon (Johnson), a corrupt businessman in San Antonio.
Le Mans
Le Mans (1971)
, 1h46
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Steve McQueen, Elga Andersen, Luc Merenda, Siegfried Rauch, Angelo Infanti, Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Roles Michael Delaney
Rating67% 3.399913.399913.399913.399913.39991
Michael Delaney, coureur automobile, revient sur le circuit des 24 Heures du Mans un an après son grave accident dans lequel Pierre Belgetti, un autre pilote, a perdu la vie. Delaney dispute la course au volant d'une Porsche 917 aux couleurs du pétrolier américain Gulf, il est l'un des deux favoris avec l'Allemand Erich Stahler (sur Ferrari 512 S). La course se déroule sous les yeux de la veuve de Belgetti.
On Any Sunday, 1h36
Directed by Bruce Brown
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Documentary films about sports, Road movies
Actors Bruce Brown, Steve McQueen
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.8893453.8893453.8893453.8893453.889345
Dans ce documentaire, Bruce Brown présente avec passion l'histoire de la moto et les grands pilotes américains de l'époque comme Malcolm Smith et David Evans sans oublier les amateurs comme l'acteur Steve Mc Queen, grand passionné de ce sport extrême.
The Reivers, 1h52
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about horses, Road movies, Horse sports in film
Actors Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Mitch Vogel, Burgess Meredith, Will Geer, Michael Constantine
Roles Boon Hogganbeck
Rating66% 3.347833.347833.347833.347833.34783
Set in 1905, the film follows the exploits of the likable but raffish Boon Hoggenbeck (Steve McQueen), who takes an interest in a new car, a new 1905 Winton Flyer that is the property of a man named Boss (Will Geer), the patriarch of the McCaslin family, who live in the Mississippi area where Boon lives. When the taking of the car first by Boon and then by Ned (Rupert Crosse) (they show themselves to be reivers, or thieves, in the film's start, hence the title) leads to a public brawl, the local magistrate lets them off by a bond that Boss pays on the condition both men stay out of trouble and further away from the car while he is away with family to tend to a funeral. That is soon changed by Boon, who takes the car again to go up to Memphis to see his woman Corrie (Sharon Farrell) and talks his young friend Lucius (Mitch Vogel) into going for the ride. Ned stows away as well, but Boon grudgingly allows him to come. Other characters include a horse that loves sardines and races for them, a friendly bordello madam and her amiable employees, and a man with a horse who lives near an impassable sinkhole full of mud for which he charges expensive rates to get both carts and cars through.
The Thomas Crown Affair, 1h42
Directed by Norman Jewison, Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Gordon Pinsent, Addison Powell
Roles Thomas Crown
Rating69% 3.499653.499653.499653.499653.49965
Millionaire businessman-sportsman Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) pulls off a perfect crime by orchestrating four men to rob $2,660,527.62 from a Boston bank, along with a fifth man who drives the getaway Ford station wagon with the money and dumps it in a cemetery trash can. None of the men ever meets Crown face-to-face, nor do they know or meet each other before the robbery. Crown retrieves the money from the trash can personally after secretly following the driver of the station wagon, then personally deposits the money into an anonymous Swiss bank account in Geneva, making several trips, never depositing the money all at once so as to not draw undue attention to his actions.