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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)
Papillon
Papillon Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
(1973)
The Towering Inferno
The Towering Inferno Chief O'Hallorhan
(1974)
Bullitt
Bullitt Bullitt
(1968)

Filmography

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 1980 The Hunter
Papa Thorson
 1980 Tom Horn
Tom Horn
 1978 An Enemy of the People
Dr. Thomas Stockmann
 1976 Dixie Dynamite
Dirt-bike Rider (uncredited)
 1974 The Towering Inferno
Chief O'Hallorhan
 1973 Papillon
Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
 1972 The Getaway
Doc McCoy
 1972 Junior Bonner
Junior Bonner
 1971 Le Mans
Michael Delaney
 1969 The Reivers
Boon Hogganbeck
 1968 Bullitt
Bullitt
 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair
Thomas Crown
 1966 The Sand Pebbles
Holman
 1966 Nevada Smith
Nevada Smith
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
The Cincinnati Kid
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall
Henry Thomas
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Rocky Papasano
 1963 Soldier in the Rain
Sgt. Eustis Clay
 1963 The Great Escape
Hilts 'The Cooler King'
 1962 The War Lover
'Buzz' / Buzz Rickson
 1962 Hell Is for Heroes
Reese
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard
 1958-1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Josh Randall
- Barney's Bounty (1961) ... Josh Randall
- Dead Reckoning (1961) ... Josh Randall
- The Long Search (1961) ... Josh Randall
- Monday Morning (1961) ... Josh Randall
- Detour (1961) ... Josh Randall
 1960 The Magnificent Seven
Vin Tanner
 1959-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Gambler / Bill Everett
- Man from the South (1960) ... Gambler
- 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
- The Bounty Hunter (1958) ... Josh Randall
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Bill Longley
- Bill Longley (1958) ... Bill Longley
 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 work as a member of Actors Equity. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 28 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Stephen McQueen | Steven McQueen

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

He was born on March 24 (1930), the same day that 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German POW camp Stalag Luft III in 1944, during World War II, which later became the basis of The Great Escape (1963) in which McQueen starred. See more »

Trademark:

Light brown hair and bright blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

King Of Cool See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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