Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon
This is a landmark exploration of the life and legend of Hollywood’s ‘King of Cool’, Steve McQueen. Steve McQueen tells the story of a small-town kid from modest means who went on to become one of the biggest icons in Hollywood. Much more than just a simple account of his career highlights, this volume delves deep into what made McQueen one of the most interesting and enigmatic figures of 20th century popular culture. Featuring new research revealing previously unknown and surprising information about his early history; behind-the-scenes stories from some of his greatest films – including The Great Escape, Bullitt, and Papillon; the truth about his larger-than-life exploits; as well as his lesser-known humanitarian work, this volume captures the essence of what made Steve McQueen the ultimate ‘King of Cool’.