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 .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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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I live for myself and answer to nobody. - : In His Own WordsMarshall TerrillDalton Watson Fine Books, 2020 is known for having been a man of few words on the screen. That was partly because he had difficulty reading and memorizing his lines, but he also found l... Read full article


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The King of Cool. I had a conversation the other day with an old movie pal, and he happened to mention that he didn?t understand the appeal of . ?He was cool,? I told him, trying but failing to keep the tone of incredulity out of my voice. ?He was just cool.? IN THE BEGINNING: Terrence ... Read full article


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Makes Use of the Honeymoon Machine

By Rick29 on Mar 7, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Fergie. Before he played a sailor in The Sand Pebbles and gambled for high stakes in The Cincinnati Kid, starred as a Naval officer gambling for big bucks in The Honeymoon Machine (1961). But whereas the later films were "A" list dramas, The Honeymoon Machine is a mod... Read full article


Makes Use of the Honeymoon Machine

By Rick29 on Mar 7, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Fergie. Before he played a sailor in The Sand Pebbles and gambled for high stakes in The Cincinnati Kid, starred as a Naval officer gambling for big bucks in The Honeymoon Machine (1961). But whereas the later films were "A" list dramas, The Honeymoon Machine is a mod... Read full article


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Steve McQueen Quotes:

[Calvera has just captured the Seven]
Calvera: What I don't understand is why a man like you took the job in the first place, hmm? Why, huh?
Chris: I wonder myself.
Calvera: No, come on, come on, tell me why.
Vin: It's like a fellow I once knew in El Paso. One day, he just took all his clothes off and jumped in a mess of cactus. I asked him that same question, "Why?"
Calvera: And?
Vin: He said, "It seemed to be a good idea at the time."


Nevada Smith: Jesse!
Jesse Coe: [Jesse pretends he doesn't hear and keeps dealing cards] Any cards, boys?
Nevada Smith: You, dealing cards.
Jesse Coe: Jesse who?
Nevada Smith: Jesse Coward! Jesse Murderer! Woman-killer!
Jesse Coe: Now wait a minute, my name is Jack Langley.
Nevada Smith: When you killed my mother and father, it was Jesse.


Jonas Cord: [Max misses a plate Cord throws in the air] Go on home, boy. Take the shortcut.
Nevada Smith: The sun was in my eyes and I wasn't expecting it!
Jonas Cord: Do you expect a man's gonna hold still for you with the sun at your back, and give you warning so you can stand there and shoot at him?
Nevada Smith: I can hit a rabbit at 80 yards with a rifle.
Jonas Cord: A rabbit don't shoot back. And how you think you're gonna swing a rifle in a barroom.
Nevada Smith: I never been *in* a barroom!
Jonas Cord: Look, just to find them, you're gonna have to comb out every saloon, gambling hall, hog farm, and whore house between here and Mexico. What do you think you're after, three preachers? You gonna gun 'em down at 80 yards when they're coming out of a church social? You're hunting three men who steal because they're too damn lazy to work, and they kill because they love to, and they hide out like rats in the garbage. So if you're gonna get 'em, you're gonna have to eat, drink, and wallow in that garbage right with 'em, 'til you get so you think like 'em and smell like 'em.
Nevada Smith: I'll do what I have to do.


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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.

Attended Chelsea School of Art, London, 1989-90; Goldsmith's College, London, 1990-93 & Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, 1993-94.

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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