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Steve McQueen (I) (1930–1980)


He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture. McQueen was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Great Escape
The Great Escape Hilts 'The Cooler King'
(1963)
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Wanted: Dead or Alive Josh Randall
(1958-1961)
Papillon
Papillon Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
(1973)
Bullitt
Bullitt Frank Bullitt
(1968)

Filmography

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 1976 Dixie Dynamite
Dirt-bike Rider (uncredited)
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall
Henry Thomas
 1963 Soldier in the Rain
Sgt. Eustis Clay
 1962 The War Lover
'Buzz' / Buzz Rickson
 1962 Hell Is for Heroes
Reese
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard
 1959-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Gambler / Bill Everett
- Human Interest Story (1959) ... Bill Everett
 1959 Never So Few
Bill Ringa
 1959 The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery
George Fowler
 1958 The Blob
Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
 1958 Never Love a Stranger
Martin Cabell
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Mal Cody / Wes Cody / Josh Randall
- The Brothers (1958) ... Mal Cody / Wes Cody
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Henry Reeves / Anthony Reeves
- Four Hours in White (1958) ... Henry Reeves / Anthony Reeves
 1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Chuck Milton
- Car 83 (1957) ... Chuck Milton
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Kinsella
- Deep Water (1957) ... Kinsella
 1957 West Point (TV Series)
Rick
- Ambush (1957) ... Rick
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Joseph Gordon
- The Defender: Part 2 (1957) ... Joseph Gordon (as Steven McQueen)
- The Defender: Part 1 (1957) ... Joseph Gordon (as Steven McQueen)
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Fidel (uncredited)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Silent Partner (1956)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Bushy
- Bring Me a Dream (1956) ... Bushy
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
- The Answer (1955)
 1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Bit Role
- Crisis (1955) ... Bit Role (uncredited)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Girl on the Run
Extra (uncredited)
 1952 Family Affair (TV Short)
Freddie (as Stephen McQueen)
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Other Works:

some sources mistakenly say he made Broadway debut in "The Gap or the Gep" starring Gary Merrill. Merrill corrected the error. The play was actually "Two Fingers of Pride" at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. It was remarkable in that it was McQueen's first worked as a member of Actors Equity. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 24 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Stephen McQueen | Steven McQueen

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The Marines gave me discipline I could live with. By the time I got out I could deal with things on a more realistic level. All in all, despite my problems, I liked my time in the Marines. See more »

Trivia:

In the movie S.W.A.T. (2003), Colin Farrell's character of Jim Street has a poster of McQueen's Bullitt (1968) in his apartment. In real life, Farrell frequently cites McQueen as one of his idols and influences as an actor. See more »

Trademark:

Usually played tough, sexy and determined men See more »

Nickname:

McQ See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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