Steve McQueen

Terence Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor.  He was called "The King of Cool", whose "anti-hero" persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s and made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.  McQueen developed a persistent cough in 1978. He gave up cigarettes and underwent antibiotic treatments without improvement. Shortness of breath grew more pronounced and on December 22, 1979, after filming The Hunter, a biopsy revealed pleural mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure for which there is no known cure. On November 7, 1980, McQueen died of cardiac arrest at 3:45 a.m. at the Juárez clinic, 12 hours after surgery to remove or reduce numerous metastatic tumors in his neck and abdomen. He was 50 years old.

Birth name: Terence Steven McQueen

Hair Color: Sandy Brown

Eye Color: Blue

Height: 5' 10"

Nickname: "King of Cool"

Quote: "I'm out of the midwest. It was a good place to come from. It gives you a sense of right or wrong, and fairness, which is lacking in our society."

Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor. He was called "The King of Cool", whose "anti-hero" persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s and made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s.

McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.

McQueen developed a persistent cough in 1978. He gave up cigarettes and underwent antibiotic treatments without improvement. Shortness of breath grew more pronounced and on December 22, 1979, after filming The Hunter, a biopsy revealed pleural mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure for which there is no known cure. On November 7, 1980, McQueen died of cardiac arrest at 3:45 a.m. at the Juárez clinic, 12 hours after surgery to remove or reduce numerous metastatic tumors in his neck and abdomen. He was 50 years old.

FILMOGRAPHY

Girl on the Run 1953

Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956

Never Love a Stranger 1958

The Blob 1958

The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery 1959

Never So Few 1959

The Magnificent Seven 1960

The Honeymoon Machine 1961

Hell Is for Heroes 1962

The War Lover 1962

The Great Escape 1963

Soldier in the Rain 1963

Love with the Proper Stranger 1963

Baby the Rain Must Fall 1965

The Cincinnati Kid 1965

Nevada Smith 1966

The Sand Pebbles 1966

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968

Bullitt 1968

The Reivers 1969

Le Mans 1971

On Any Sunday 1971

Junior Bonner 1972

The Getaway 1972

Papillon 1973

The Towering Inferno 1974

An Enemy of the People 1978

Tom Horn 1980

The Hunter 1980

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