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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 Bullitt
(1968)

Filmography

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 1976 Dixie Dynamite
Dirt-bike Rider (uncredited)
 1968 Bullitt
Bullitt
 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 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

toured with Melvyn Douglas in the national company of Ronald Alexander's "Time Out for Ginger" during its Chicago run. McQueen recreated the Conrad Janis role from the original Broadwat production. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Stephen McQueen | Steven McQueen

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on An Enemy of the People (1978)] The main thing I was shooting for was not to make bucks but to have something I could believe in. See more »

Trivia:

Made headlines when accepting the lead in Tai-Pan (1986) for an unheard of $10 million, for which he was given a $1-million fee up front. However, his health declined and he died before the producers were able to raise the necessary capital for production. It was eventually released six years after McQueen's death, with Bryan Brown in the lead. See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Nickname:

Mac See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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