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Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005)

TV-MA | | Documentary | TV Movie 1 June 2005
The life and times of actor Steve McQueen, on the 75th anniversary of his birth

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve McQueen ... Himself - Interviewee (archive footage)
Robert Culp ... Himself - Interviewee
Neile Adams ... Herself - Interviewee
Suzanne Pleshette ... Herself - Interviewee
Martin Landau ... Himself - Interviewee
Hillard Elkins ... Himself (as Hilly Elkins)
Don Gordon ... Himself - Interviewee
David Foster ... Himself - Interviewee
Robert E. Relyea Robert E. Relyea ... Himself - Interviewee (as Robert Relyea)
Lawrence Kasdan ... Himself - Interviewee
Walter Mirisch ... Himself - Interviewee
Robert Vaughn ... Himself - Interviewee
Eli Wallach ... Himself - Interviewee
Richard Attenborough ... Himself - Interviewee (as Lord Richard Attenborough)
Bud Ekins ... Himself - Interviewee
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Friends, co-stars and admirers of actor Steve McQueen - including first wife, actress and dancer Neile Adams, and third wife, model Barbara Minty - discuss his life in relation to his movie career. His screen persona was one where women loved him, in part because of his piercing blue eyes, and men both wanted to emulate him and be his buddy. Despite having screen presence even in early bit parts, he didn't start to hone his craft of acting until he was accepted into the Actor's Studio. In what some consider his breakthrough movie, he took the sure thing of a meager paycheck instead of taking a percentage of the movie's profits, as he thought the movie would be a commercial flop. That movie was The Blob (1958). Although he made a name as the rebel loner and an action hero in the television show Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958) and smaller parts in movies such as The Magnificent Seven (1960), his status as such, but in a movie starring capacity, was solidified with The Great Escape (1963), ... Written by Huggo

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1 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Steve McQueen - Leidenschaftlich cool See more »

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This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Bullitt (1968), released in 2005. See more »

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All interviewees are identified by on-screen graphics. Steve McQueen is identified by interviewees. Stunt driver Bill Hickman is identified by director Peter Yates. See more »

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Video history of one of the most dynamic and individualistic actors in film history.
7 December 2005 | by bskweeksdionSee all my reviews

As a MAJOR McQueen fan all of my life, I was eager to see this documentary and I was not disappointed. Many actors whom I have enjoyed and admired were interviewed and greatly added to the interest of the film. I especially enjoyed the interviews with his friends behind the camera and his relationship with them. I must agree with an earlier reviewer who commented on Neile Adams' statements but I also saw a woman who still loved that man after all these years. McQueen's last years as he battled with cancer were heart-wrenching but, I think, were handled with such honesty that it was bearable. Those last interviews were awesome and is this beautiful film available on DVD yet?


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