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Steve McQueen Biography

Birth Name:
Terrence Steven McQueen
Birth Place:
Beech Grove, Indiana, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Partially deaf as a result of a childhood infection
  • Was raised by his grandparents on a farm owned by his great-uncle until he was nine
  • Joined the Marines at 17, and spent six weeks under military arrest for going AWOL
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1956, replacing Ben Gazzara in A Hatful of Rain
  • Turned down one of the lead roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid because of a billing issue with Paul Newman
  • After learning he may have been targeted for murder by the Manson Family, he began to carry a gun at all times
  • Amassed a collection of vehicles including 210 motorcycles, 55 cars, and 5 airplanes
  • Appeared in a 2005 Ford Mustang commercial with the help of CGI and a body double

Awards

  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1970Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1967Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1966Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1964Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated

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