Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980)On screen, Steve McQueen was the King of Cool. With his blond hair, blazing blue eyes and chiselled features, his face was more eloquent than any of the lines written for him in hit movies such as The Great Escape, Bullitt, Getaway and The Thomas Crown Affair.
His tough, raw charisma appealed to male and female cinemagoers alike. He was seen as a romantic hero and an adventurer; uncompromisingly macho, yet with — his fans liked to believe — a gentle heart.
No wonder he became the highest-paid movie star in the world until his death in 1980 at the age of 50, and no wonder his films live on.