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Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) 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 the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He was nicknamed the “King of Cool”.
Steve McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in what 1966 American epic war film?
• The Green Berets • In Harm’s Way • The Sand Pebbles • Where Eagles Dare • The Longest Day • Hell is for Heroes
Steve McQueen was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jake Holman in the movie “The Sand Pebbles”
Which 2 actors starred alongside Steve McQueen in the 1963 Steve McQueen movie “The Great Escape”?
• Lee Marvin • James Garner • Richard Attenborough • Charles Bronson • George Kennedy • Telly Savalas
James Garner and Richard Attenborough starred alongside Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape”
What was the name of the character played by Steve McQueen in the 1960 American western film “The Magnificent Seven”?
• Chris Adams, a Cajun gunslinger • Vin Tanner, a drifter • Chico, the young, hot-blooded shootist • Bernardo O'Reilly, the professional in need of money • Lee, the traumatized veteran • Harry Luck, the fortune seeker • Britt, the knife expert
Steve McQueen played the role of drifter Vin Tanner
Fun fact: John Sturges (Director) was eager to cast Steve McQueen in the picture, having just worked with him on the 1959 film Never So Few, but McQueen could not get a release from McQueen's hit TV series Wanted Dead or Alive. On the advice of his agent, McQueen, an experienced race car driver, staged a car accident and claimed that he could not work on his series because he had suffered a whiplash injury and had to wear a neck brace. During the interval required for his "recuperation", he was free to appear in The Magnificent Seven.
What branch of the U.S. Military did Steve McQueen enlist in in 1947?
• Army • Marine Corps • Navy • Air Force • Coast Guard
In 1947, after receiving permission from his mother (since he was not yet 18 years old), McQueen enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was sent to Parris Island for boot camp
Steve McQueen’s first leading role was in what 1958 cult classic movie?
• The Thing • Invasion of the Body Snatchers • It Came From Beneath the Sea • The Blob • War of the Worlds • Suddenly, Last Summer
Steve McQueen played the role of Steve Andrews in The Blob
Steve McQueen was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in this 1963 film which co-starred Natalie Wood…
• Love with the Proper Stranger • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice • This Property is Condemned • Sex and the Single Girl • Le Mans • The Towering Inferno
Love with the Proper Stranger
In what city did the extensive car chase take place in in the1968 Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt”?
• Los Angeles • Chicago • Detroit • Kansas City • Houston • San Francisco
Who was Steve McQueen’s co-star in the 1968 film “The Thomas Crown Affair”?
• Brigitte Bardot • Tippi Hedren • Faye Dunaway • Shirley MacLaine • Katherine Ross • Anne Bancroft
Steve McQueen starred alongside Faye Dunaway in “The Thomas Crown Affair”
On what movie did Steve McQueen meet his future wife Ali MacGraw?
• The Cincinnati Kid • Papillon • An Enemy of the People • The Getaway • A Lovely Way to Die • Goodbye, Columbus
The Getaway - a 1972 American heist thriller film based on the 1958 novel by Jim Thompson
Which 2 of the following films were the last that Steve McQueen would act in?
• Tom Horn • The Getaway • An Enemy of the People • The Hunter • Papillon
Steve McQueen’s final two films were “Tom Horn”, a Western adventure about a former Army scout-turned professional gunman who worked for the big cattle ranchers hunting down rustlers, and “The Hunter”, an urban action movie about a modern-day bounty hunter, both released in 1980
Which of the following actors was not in the 1974 disaster film “The Towering Inferno”?
• Steve McQueen • Paul Newman • William Holden • Faye Dunaway • Fred Astaire • Ernest Borgnine • Susan Blakely • O. J. Simpson • Robert Wagner
Ernest Borgnine did not appear in “The Towering Inferno”
Fun Fact: The Towering Inferno earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture and was the highest-grossing film of 1974. The picture was nominated for eight Oscars in all, winning three.