Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Highest Rated: 97% Bullitt (1968)

Lowest Rated: 40% Never So Few (1959)

Birthday: Mar 24, 1930

Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, USA

A brooding performer with a rebellious streak and a proclivity for speed, actor Steve McQueen forever changed the definition of the Hollywood leading man with roles as quiet, but tough protagonists who sought their own methods outside the bounds of authority. Dubbed "The King of Cool," McQueen ushered in a new breed of antiheroes who commanded the begrudging respect - along with large salaries - of studio producers and directors, while attracting millions of moviegoer fans around the world. Though he made a name for himself as the star of the popular Western series "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (CBS, 1958-1961), McQueen nearly stole the rug from under star Yul Brynner in the acclaimed movie "The Magnificent Seven" (1960). He next portrayed a brash, but wily escape artist in "The Great Escape" (1963) before giving acclaimed performances in "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) and "The Sand Pebbles" (1966), the latter of which earned him his only Academy Award nomination. Following a small break from the screen, McQueen entered into his most memorable phase with "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968) and "Bullitt" (1968), which featured what many considered to be the greatest car chase ever seen on film. After the underperforming race movie "Le Mans" (1971), he had one of the biggest hits of the year with "The Getaway" (1972) and delivered a solid turn as an escaped prisoner in "Papillion" (1973). Following the epic disaster movie, "The Towering Inferno" (1974), McQueen began a tragic battle with lung cancer. Though his life and career were cut short at age 50, McQueen remained one of the most iconic and beloved film stars of the latter half of the 20th century.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story Unknown (Character) - 2020
60% 91% Dust to Glory Himself (archive footage) (Character) $640K 2005
50% 49% The Hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson (Character) - 1980
83% 69% Tom Horn Tom Horn (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 53% An Enemy of the People Doctor Thomas Stockmann (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1978
69% 72% The Towering Inferno Chief O'Hallorhan (Character) - 1974
79% 90% Papillon Henri "Papillon" Charriere (Character) - 1973
92% 63% Junior Bonner Junior "JR" Bonner (Character) - 1972
86% 81% The Getaway Doc McCoy (Character) - 1972
83% 85% On Any Sunday Himself (Character) - 1971
67% 80% Le Mans Michael Delaney (Character) - 1971
80% 49% The Reivers Boon Hogganbeck (Character) - 1969
76% 74% The Thomas Crown Affair Thomas Crown (Character) - 1968
97% 85% Bullitt Detective Lieut. Frank Bullitt (Character) - 1968
50% 65% Nevada Smith Nevada Smith/Max Sand/Fitch (Character) - 1966
89% 88% The Sand Pebbles Jake Holman (Character) - 1966
82% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Eric Stoner (Character) - 1965
60% 41% Baby, the Rain Must Fall Henry Thomas (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 68% Soldier in the Rain Sgt. Eustis Clay (Character) - 1963
94% 95% The Great Escape Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King' (Character) - 1963
80% 87% Love With the Proper Stranger Rocky Papasano (Character) - 1963
83% 75% Hell Is for Heroes Reese (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 46% The War Lover Capt. Buzz Rickson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 46% The Honeymoon Machine Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard (Character) - 1961
89% 87% The Magnificent Seven Vin Tanner (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 43% The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery George Fowler (Character) - 1959
40% 34% Never So Few Bill Ringa (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 42% Never Love a Stranger Martin Cabell (Character) - 1958
66% 52% The Blob Steve Andrews (Character) - 1958
83% 86% Somebody Up There Likes Me Fidel (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanted: Dead or Alive Josh Randall (Character) 2019 1958-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2011
No Score Yet 88% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
44% No Score Yet Threshold Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goldbergs Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Josh Randall (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Bill Longley (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Bushy (Character) 1956

QUOTES FROM Steve McQueen CHARACTERS

Doc McCoy says: Go to your mommy little boy or I'll break your arm off and beat you to death with it.

Michael Delaney says: A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well. When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.

Papillon says: Papillon: Hey, you bastards, I'm still here!

Papillon says: Hey, you bastards, I'm still here!

Thomas Crown says: It's not the money. It's me. Me and the system. The system.

Thomas Crown says: I did it once. I can do it again.

Jake Holman says: I was home. What happened? What the hell happened?

Vin says: Fella I once knew in El Paso, one day he took all his clothes off and jumped in a mess of cactus. I asked him the same question, why? He said it seemed to be a good idea at the time.

Sgt Eustace Clay says: Until that time, Eustice, until that time

Sgt Eustace Clay says: Until that time, Eustice, until that time.

"Cooler King" Hilts says: What do they call a mole in Scotland?

"The Mole" Ives says: A mole.

Dave says: At least we've got it stopped.

Steve Andrews says: Yeah, as long as the Arctic stays cold.

"Cooler King" Hilts says: What do they call a mole in Scotland?

"The Mole" Ives says: A mole.

"Cooler King" Hilts says: Wait a minute. You aren't seriously suggesting that if I get through the wire... and case everything out there... and don't get picked up... to turn myself in and get thrown back in the cooler for a couple of months so you can get the information you need?

"Big X" Bartlett says: Yes.

Vin says: "It seemed like a good idea at the time." "So far so good."

Vin says: It seemed like a good idea at the time. So far so good.

Dega says: Remember what the chicken said to the weasel?

Papillon says: If he was a healthy weasel, the chicken didn't get a chance to say anything.

Papillon says: We're something, aren't we? The only animals that shove things up their ass for survival.

Nevada Smith/Max Sand says: I've got a rifle, a horse and eight dollars. It'll hold.