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 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Overall I agree with you, Ado, about McQueen's style. However, I do think he had a break out more emotive role in The Sand Pebbles. It even earned him a Oscar nomination that I think was deserved.

That is a good point Joan.

There were a few roles were he was challenged, Papillon was probably one also. I think what carried him more than emoting was the intelligence implied behind his eyes, and this is a compliment by the way, and more remarkable because he was regarded as 'good looking". Whereas we can certainly list a lot of attractive celebrity actors that do not have that intelligent look in the eyes.

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Even James Garner has commented that, if you look over the course of his career, Mr. McQueen had his own set of mannerisms and that he was more an action personality with that unmistakable charismatic It rare to describe but impossible to ignore - especially when the camera loves you and enhances that magnetic essence.

Preston mentioned Robert Culp and McQueen's s New York connection earlier in their careers (plus the not-to-be-overlooked significance of the latter's Josh Randall character debuted on the former's "Trackdown") but it also bears mentioning that what McQueen typified with what was intuitively going on behind his eyes was precisely the profound guidance Mr. Culp gave the then-neophyte Mr. Cosby when they first started working on "I-Spy" which was: just Think the Thought, don't do anything - and the camera will catch it, magnify it and it'll be immediately ignited on screen.

John Sturges recognized this titled trait early on ('Steve, just STAND there!') and tis
this that was among his most memorable attributes ...

 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

It was THE triggering transformative event in the film as memorably facilitated by
Mr. Lennie's falsely euphoric The Mole,

wanting desperately to believe freedom was possible,

only to shatteringly reveal his fragile mental state in a doomed escape attempt.

He was merely superb ...

 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"..if you will excuse me sir, i think i will call on Ives.."

 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Am I the only one that thinks "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnan would be the perfect choice to play McQueen in the bio film that keeps being talked about?

 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

What's He Drinkin'? Dept.

Anyone know? (seriously!)

 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Daniel Craig Should Be Ashamed Dept.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2015 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Remember when ACTORS were praised for their performances and sex appeal!
Now, its based on how much:
A) time they put in the gym to bulk up (or down)?
B) makeup they wear to change their appearance


 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Oh yeah!

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2016 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

You know, I love McQueen too, Jim, but you're getting a little creepy.


 Posted:   Jun 23, 2016 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

In addition to being an iconic Hollywood movie star, Steve McQueen is also revered as an icon of Ivy League fashion.

I wonder if any FSMers have sartorial style inspired by McQueen instead of, say, an Imperial Stormtrooper.

 Posted:   Jun 23, 2016 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Is there a Soldier In The Rain moment or two? Guilty pleasure of Yours Truly. Check that--a pleasure sans guilt.razz

 Posted:   Jun 23, 2016 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Is there a Soldier In The Rain moment or two? Guilty pleasure of Yours Truly. Check that--a pleasure sans guilt.razz

Love that film. Saw it on American Movie Classics circa '97-'98. Haunting-as-hell Mancini theme.

McQueen and Jackie Gleason were both dramatically subtle actors and their onscreen rapport is magnificent, especially since McQueen actually plays thngs rather broadly compared to the picture of constraint that is Gleason in that film.

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