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Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Highest Rated: 98% Bullitt (1968)

Lowest Rated: 40% Never So Few (1959)

Birthday: Mar 24, 1930

Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, USA

A brooding performer with a rebellious streak and a proclivity for speed, actor Steve McQueen forever changed the definition of the Hollywood leading man with roles as quiet, but tough protagonists who sought their own methods outside the bounds of authority. Dubbed "The King of Cool," McQueen ushered in a new breed of antiheroes who commanded the begrudging respect - along with large salaries - of studio producers and directors, while attracting millions of moviegoer fans around the world. Though he made a name for himself as the star of the popular Western series "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (CBS, 1958-1961), McQueen nearly stole the rug from under star Yul Brynner in the acclaimed movie "The Magnificent Seven" (1960). He next portrayed a brash, but wily escape artist in "The Great Escape" (1963) before giving acclaimed performances in "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) and "The Sand Pebbles" (1966), the latter of which earned him his only Academy Award nomination. Following a small break from the screen, McQueen entered into his most memorable phase with "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968) and "Bullitt" (1968), which featured what many considered to be the greatest car chase ever seen on film. After the underperforming race movie "Le Mans" (1971), he had one of the biggest hits of the year with "The Getaway" (1972) and delivered a solid turn as an escaped prisoner in "Papillion" (1973). Following the epic disaster movie, "The Towering Inferno" (1974), McQueen began a tragic battle with lung cancer. Though his life and career were cut short at age 50, McQueen remained one of the most iconic and beloved film stars of the latter half of the 20th century.

Highest rated movies

98% Bullitt
94% The Great Escape
92% Junior Bonner
89% The Magnificent Seven
88% Hell Is for Heroes
86% The Cincinnati Kid
86% Somebody Up There Likes Me
85% The Sand Pebbles

Photos

Steve McQueen THE GETAWAY, Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, 1972 NEVADA SMITH, from left: Steve McQueen, Raf Vallone, 1966 NEVADA SMITH, Steve McQueen, 1966 THE HUNTER, Steve McQueen, 1980. © Paramount Pictures. NEVADA SMITH, Steve McQueen (front), 1966 NEVADA SMITH, John Doucette, Steve McQueen, 1966 NEVADA SMITH, from left: director Henry Hathaway, Steve McQueen on set, 1966 NEVADA SMITH, from left, Steve McQueen, Arthur Kennedy, 1966 GREAT ESCAPE, Steve McQueen, 1963, surrender GREAT ESCAPE, Steve McQueen, 1963, baseball glove GREAT ESCAPE, Steve McQueen, 1963, motorcycle BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL, Steve McQueen, Lee Remick, 1965 BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL, Steve McQueen, 1965 BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL, Steve McQueen, 1965 NEVADA SMITH, Steve McQueen, 1966 ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Steve McQueen, Charles Durning, 1977, doctor examining patient REIVERS, Steve McQueen, Mitch Vogel, Rupert Crosse, 1969 ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Bibi Andersson, Steve McQueen, Richard Bradford, 1977 NEVADA SMITH, Steve McQueen, 1966

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story Unknown (Character) - 2020
60% 90% Dust to Glory Himself (archive footage) (Character) $640.0K 2005
46% 49% The Hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson (Character) - 1980
71% 70% Tom Horn Tom Horn (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 52% An Enemy of the People Doctor Thomas Stockmann (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1978
68% 72% The Towering Inferno Chief O'Hallorhan (Character) - 1974
72% 90% Papillon Henri "Papillon" Charriere (Character) - 1973
83% 81% The Getaway Doc McCoy (Character) - 1972
92% 62% Junior Bonner Junior "JR" Bonner (Character) - 1972
83% 84% On Any Sunday Self - 1971
71% 79% Le Mans Michael Delaney (Character) - 1971
83% 50% The Reivers Boon Hogganbeck (Character) - 1969
98% 85% Bullitt Detective Lieut. Frank Bullitt (Character) - 1968
70% 74% The Thomas Crown Affair Thomas Crown (Character) - 1968
50% 64% Nevada Smith Nevada Smith/Max Sand/Fitch (Character) - 1966
85% 88% The Sand Pebbles Jake Holman (Character) - 1966
86% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Eric Stoner (Character) - 1965
60% 41% Baby, the Rain Must Fall Henry Thomas (Character) - 1965
82% 86% Love With the Proper Stranger Rocky Papasano (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 67% Soldier in the Rain Sgt. Eustis Clay (Character) - 1963
94% 95% The Great Escape Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King' (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 46% The War Lover Capt. Buzz Rickson (Character) - 1962
88% 74% Hell Is for Heroes Reese (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 43% The Honeymoon Machine Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard (Character) - 1961
89% 87% The Magnificent Seven Vin Tanner (Character) - 1960
40% 34% Never So Few Bill Ringa (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 41% The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery George Fowler (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 36% Never Love a Stranger Martin Cabell (Character) - 1958
68% 52% The Blob Steve Andrews (Character) - 1958
86% 86% Somebody Up There Likes Me Fidel (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
100% No Score Yet Uprising Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet 83% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
44% No Score Yet Threshold Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanted: Dead or Alive Josh Randall (Character) 1958-1961
No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Josh Randall (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Bill Longley (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Bushy (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goldbergs Unknown (Guest Star)