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Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen young

Birth Date

March 24, 1930

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Natural hair color

Blonde

Eye color

BLue

Height

5 ft 10 in | 178 cm

Steve McQueen young photos

Weight

78 kg | 172 lbs

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Steve McQueen was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S. on March 24, 1930, was an American actor. Young Steve McQueen first started acting during his years at the Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse and at HB Studio.

He began his professional acting career in theatre (1952). He landed his Broadway debut in a play "A Hatful of Rainand" (1955).

He made his big screen debut in crime melodrama movie Girl on the Run (1953) in uncredited role, seen in the background of two scenes. He got his television debut in the NBC anthology series Goodyear Television Playhouse (1955) in episode "The Chivington Raid".

Steve's breakthrough performance came as Vin in western movie The Magnificent Seven (1960) opposite Yul Brynner and Charles Bronson.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:

Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) romantic comedy drama in role as Rocky Papasano

The Reivers (1969) drama action in role as Boon Hogganbeck

Papillon (1973) drama crime in role as Henri Charrière (Papillon)

He was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jake Holman in war drama film The Sand Pebbles (1966).

The Great Escape (1963) World War II epic drama with Charles Bronson and James Garner

Bullitt (1968) thriller with Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn and Robert Duvall

The Getaway (1972) neo-noir crime with Ali MacGraw

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) heist with Faye Dunaway

The Towering Inferno (1974) drama disaster opposite Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway and Richard Chamberlain

The Cincinnati Kid (1965) drama opposite Ann-Margret

The Blob (1958) science fiction horror with Aneta Corsaut

Junior Bonner (1972) drama sport with Ida Lupino and Robert Preston

Nevada Smith (1966) Western with Karl Malden

Hell Is for Heroes (1962) drama action with James Coburn

Le Mans (1971) action drama with Siegfried Rauch

The Hunter (1980) thriller drama with Eli Wallach and Kathryn Harrold

TV Shows

He played Josh Randall in CBS Western television series Wanted Dead or Alive (1958-1961) in 93 episodes.

Facts

Studied acting in New York at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse and at HB Studio, under Uta Hagen also with Stella Adler.

Had Scottish, English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Iris ancestry.

He was an avid racer of both motorcycles and cars.

Was nicknamed the "The King of Cool".

He had a collection of 130 motorcycles.

Was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.

He trained martial art Tang Soo Do.

He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in 1986.

Served in the United States Marine Corps.

He was a heavy cigarette smoker.

McQueen died on November 7, 1980, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, at age of 50.

Spouse

He was married to:

Barbara Minty (1980)

Ali MacGraw (1973-1978)

Neile Adams (1956-1972), they had a daughter and a son

Relationships

He dated Raquel Welch (1971), Alana Stewart (1971), Barbara Leigh (1971-1972), Sharon Farrell (1968), Lee Remick (1964), Lauren Hutton (1962), Mamie Van Doren (1959), Lita Milan (1957), Gia Scala (1952-1954) and Sharon Tate.

Quotes

If I hadn't made it as an actor, I might have wound up a hood.

When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it.

I live for myself and I answer to nobody.

You only say what's important and you own the scene.

I'm not sure whether I'm an actor who races or a racer who acts.

I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.

Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.

I'm certainly not who people think I am. I always do whatever I want to do, and my films are personal to me.

When I did The Great Escape, I kept thinking, 'If they were making a movie of my life, that's what they'd call it—the great escape.'

I learned that life is a long and difficult road, but you have to keep going, or you'll fall by the wayside.

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