Steve McQueen

About Steve McQueen

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Stephen McQueen was an American actor. His antihero persona, emphasized during the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw for his films of 1960s and 1970s. He was nicknamed the "King of Cool" and used the alias Harvey Mushman in motor races.

McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles (1966). His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Nevada Smith (1966), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Bullitt (1968), The Getaway (1972), and Papillon (1973). In addition, he starred in the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and The Towering Inferno (1974).

In 1974, McQueen became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in film for another four years. He was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command the largest salaries.

"I believe in me. I'm a little screwed up, but I'm beautiful."

"Sometimes you have to say goodbye to the things you know and hello to the things you don't."

"The world is as good as you are. You've got to learn to like yourself first."

"Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live."

"I live for myself and answer to nobody."

"Racing is life. Everything else is just waiting."

"When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it."

"Every time I start thinking the world is all bad, then I start seeing people out there having a good time on motorcycles. It makes me take another look."

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