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 .


Whippy, dynamic American star with close-cropped fair hair and pale blue eyes. Reform school in youth gave him a rough background before he took up acting in his mid-twenties. In leading roles from his third film, he became one of Hollywood's hottest box-office bets, in roles of lean, confident, sometimes psychopathic masculinity, from 1963 through to 1972. Married to actresses Neile Adams from 1955 to 1971 and Ali MacGraw from 1973 to 1978. Received an Oscar nomination for The Sand Pebbles. Died from a heart attack following surgery for mesothelioma (a cancer of the chest).

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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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Steve McQueen Quotes:

Angie Rossini: Do you want to get married?
Rocky Papasano: I said I would didn't I?
Angie Rossini: That's not what I asked.
Rocky Papasano: Who wants to get married?

Rocky Papasano: What happened today... nothing happened... what I'm I gonna tell you - I'm sick of the kind of life I'm leading?

Rocky Papasano: I don't know what it is. First time in my life I come to see a girl, I feel like I'm 14 years old. Even when I was 14, I didn't feel like that.

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