Steve McQueen Tribute @ The Egyptian Theater June 18

From his escape-artist anti-heroes in PAPILLON and THE GREAT ESCAPE to his hardboiled loners in THE CINCINNATI KID and JUNIOR BONNER, to his speed demon cop in BULLITT, actor Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980) blazed across the screen with the same intensity and competitive spirit he brought to his off-screen passion for racing. One of the most popular and acclaimed actors of his generation, McQueen is arguably even more popular now, emerging as a kind of archetype for the ideal Hollywood male star: defiantly independent (but nursing a wounded soul), always close to the boiling point, a man of few words and much action. In other words, the King of Cool.

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