American 1930-1980

Terence Stephen McQueen also called Steve McQueen, born on March 24, 1930, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.—died November 7, 1980, Juarez, Mexico. His, nicknamed as the “King of Cool”, was an American actor. Steve McQueen antihero persona, emphasized during the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw during the 1960s and 1970s. He is received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles.

Steve McQueen drifted through odd jobs and three years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. before he began performing at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse in 1952. He did the occasional theatre work and made his screen debut with a bit part in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). McQueen’s first starring role is in the camp horror classic The Blob (1958), and that same year he earned the lead role of a bounty hunter on the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive, which ran until 1961.

steve mcqueen
steve mcqueen

In the early 1960s Steve McQueen attained stardom when he appeared in two action films directed by John Sturges. The first of these was the western The Magnificent Seven (1960), in which he starred with Yul Brynner and Charles Bronson as defenders of a Mexican village. The second action film to refine McQueen’s image was The Great Escape (1963), in which he portrayed an allied captive in a World War II German prison camp who makes a daring motorcycle escape.

Regularly touted as one of the most stylish men to have every lived, He was an icon both on and off the screen. Known for McQueen’s casual and masculine sense of style, He was the American anti-hero who wore everything from biker leathers to double denim, with a penchant for timeless sharp suits. He popularized the combination of a turtleneck and a tweed blazer, which became one of the most iconic looks of the 1960s.

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