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Steve McQueen Overview:

Legendary actor, Steve McQueen, was born Terence Steven McQueen on Mar 24, 1930 in Beech Grove, IN. McQueen died at the age of 50 on Nov 7, 1980 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico .



Although McQueen was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best ActorThe Sand Pebbles (1966)Jake HolmanNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Steve McQueen's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #133 on Mar 21, 1967. In addition, McQueen was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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Working with on "Le Mans": An Interview with Don Nunley

By Rick29 on Apr 9, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The new book : Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror, which arrives in stores today, chronicles the making of McQueen's 1971 cult classic about the famous international endurance race. It was written by Don Nunley, who worked as the film's property master, and Marshall Terrill, who has written... Read full article


By Dan Day Jr. on Dec 8, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

36 years after his death, remains an important pop culture icon--he wasn't called "The King of Cool" for nothing. The documentary : THE MAN & LE MANS examines one of the pivotal moments of McQueen's life--the 1970 production of his dream project, LE MANS. Steve McQuee... Read full article

Stars & Their Hobbies ~

By Raquel Stecher on Sep 8, 2014 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

"Racing is the most exciting thing there is. But unlike drugs, you get high with dignity." - Becoming a professional race car driver wasn't in the cards for but that didn't stop him from pursuing racing as a hobby. Over the years he spent much of the money he made from... Read full article

: A Passion for Speed

By Raquel Stecher on Aug 31, 2014 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

: A Passion for Speed by Frederic Brun Hardcover - 192 pages ISBN: 9780760342480 MotorBooks October 2011 Barnes and Noble IndieBound (Your local bookstore) Powell's "McQueen will be remembered as one of the finest exponents of speed to ever grace the big screen." - Brun Steve McQue... Read full article

The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. The Great Escape 2. Bullitt 3. The Magnificent Seven 4. The Cincinnati Kid 5. Papillon 6. Junior Bonner 7. The Sand Pebbles 8. The Getaway 9. The Thomas Crowne Affair 10. The Towering Inferno... Read full article

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Steve McQueen Quotes:

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

[Boon giving directions to Ned on how to use the Winton Flyer]
Ned: Boon, when do you think I can have it?
Boon Hoggenbeck: String bean you so much to lay a hand on this automobile, I'll jump down your throat, and tap dance on your lungs!

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

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Won the Turner Prize in 1999 for his film installation work and exhibition at the Institute of Comtemporary Arts [ICA], London, England.

Was made the Official War Artist for Iraq in association with the Imperial War Museum in 2003.

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Visual Arts.

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