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      Steve McQueen

      Steve McQueen

      Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 69% Occupied City (2023)

      Birthday: Oct 9, 1969

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      A widely praised conceptual artist-turned-filmmaker who had been called "a born provocateur" and "a reluctant subversive," Steve McQueen's features were captivating in their simplicity and minimalism. A devotee of the nouvelle vague style of the 1960s French New Wave, McQueen started his film career off with a series of experimental shorts exhibited in an unusual fashion, including screening without sound and/or on multiple art gallery walls rather than a conventional screen. Known for his meticulous sense of detail and guarded personality, McQueen maintained that his work was apolitical, though this was disputed, given its implied criticism of how the British government treated Irish Republican Army prisoners and displayed reluctance to suitably honor military personnel killed during the Iraq war. One of the few artists to garner instant acclaim upon transitioning to feature films, McQueen's "Hunger" (2008) and "Shame" (2011) - both starring Michael Fassbender - were heralded for their quiet, refined power and McQueen was cited as one of Britain's most promising and creative directors. This early promise was met in "12 Years a Slave" (2013), a harrowing period drama that won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for McQueen.

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      Steve McQueen in the press room for 66th Annual Directors Guild of America (DGAs) Awards Dinner - PRESS ROOM, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Century City, CA January 25, 2014. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Steve McQueen (Best Director for 12 YEARS A SLAVE) in the press room for 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - PRESS ROOM, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA March 1, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection Steve McQueen (Best Director for 12 YEARS A SLAVE) in the press room for 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - PRESS ROOM, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA March 1, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection Producer Brad Pitt, Director Steve McQueen (Best Feature for 12 YEARS A SLAVE) in the press room for 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - PRESS ROOM, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA March 1, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection Steve McQueen, Producer, Best Motion Picture of the Year in the press room for The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room 2 - Oscars 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 2, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, Producer, Best Motion Picture of the Year in the press room for The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room 2 - Oscars 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 2, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Bin Lupita Nyong'o (Best Supporting Female) and Steve McQueen (Best Director) for 12 YEARS A SLAVE in the press room for 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - PRESS ROOM, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA March 1, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Col Steve McQueen at arrivals for SHAME Premiere at 49th Annual New York Film Festival, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 7, 2011. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Lupita Nyong''o, Steve McQueen,Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Michael Fassbender in the press room for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Press Room, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Michael Fassbender, Steve McQueen at arrivals for SHAME Premiere at 49th Annual New York Film Festival, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 7, 2011. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Steve Mcqueen, guest at arrivals for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Arrivals 5, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Steve McQueen at arrivals for 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA October 26, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Steve McQueen in the press room for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Press Room, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Steve McQueen in the press room for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Press Room, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong''o, Alfre Woodard, Michael Fassbender at arrivals for 12 YEARS A SLAVE Premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival (NYFF), Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 8, 2013. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya Steve McQueen, Alfre Woodard at arrivals for 12 YEARS A SLAVE Premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival (NYFF), Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 8, 2013. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Steve McQueen at arrivals for 10th Annual Governors Awards - PT2, Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA November 18, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen in the press room for The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room 2 - Oscars 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 2, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio 12 YEARS A SLAVE, from left: director Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, on set, 2013. ph: Jaap Buitendijk/TM and Copyright ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. 12 YEARS A SLAVE, from left: cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, director Steve McQueen, on set, 2013. ph: Jaap Buitendijk/TM and Copyright ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      69% 78% Occupied City Director,
      Producer
      - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Subnormal: A British Scandal Executive Producer - 2021
      91% 61% Widows Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $42.4M 2018
      95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Director,
      Producer
      $56.7M 2013
      79% 75% Shame Director,
      Screenwriter
      $4.0M 2011
      90% 83% Hunger Director,
      Writer
      $154.1K 2008

      TV

      Credit
      100% No Score Yet Uprising Director 2021
      97% 76% Small Axe Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013