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Jeremy Renner Wants To Play Steve McQueen

Newborn Bourne star Jeremy Renner is looking to diversify. After lining up several action franchises over the last year %E2%80%94 in addition to supplanting Matt Damon as the lead in the Bourne movies, he's also committed to future installments of Mission: Impossible and Marvel movies that will feature his Hawkeye character %E2%80%94 the actor has started a production company and is developing a biopic of one of the coolest action heroes ever: Steve McQueen. The Hollywood Reporter says James Gray %E2%80%94 who last directed Two Lovers %E2%80%94 will write the screenplay. We can definitely see Renner as McQueen, but who should play his Ali MacGraw?

by Miareply 6710/10/2012

Umm..wouldnt JR have to be better looking or even good looking at all to play SM? The ego on some of these actors once they grab a minute of fame. Sheesh.

by Miareply 104/28/2011

Too ugly.

by Miareply 204/28/2011

[quote]Umm..wouldnt JR have to be better looking or even good looking at all to play SM? %0D %0D [quote]Too ugly.%0D %0D Unfortunately, I have to agree, even though I love Renner and his work. He's not a pretty boy like McQueen was.

by Miareply 304/28/2011

Poor little Princess Geranium thinks she's a beauty now she's famous.

by Miareply 404/28/2011

[quote]He's not a pretty boy like McQueen was.%0D %0D I thought Steve McQueen was 'rugged' rather than pretty.

by Miareply 504/28/2011

Isn't it amusing how these actors in small films think they can become huge stars?

He's not rugged, nor handsome.

And he's a short pint to boot.

by Miareply 604/28/2011

No no no.

by Miareply 704/28/2011

[quote]I thought Steve McQueen was 'rugged' rather than pretty.%0D %0D Welll, McQueen is a pretty boy compared to Renner. Renner's got big, thick, unattractive features.

by Miareply 804/28/2011

Daniel Craig could play McQueen. This ugly piggy Renner, just no.

by Miareply 904/28/2011

Craig would make a good McQueen. Renner, not so much.

by Miareply 1004/28/2011

Forgot to add, Jennifer Connelly for Ali.

by Miareply 1104/28/2011

Why this? He is Jason Bourne, Mission impossible, and now this?

I think he should be in musicals.

by Miareply 1204/28/2011

[quote]Jennifer Connelly for Ali.

Or Jordana Brewster.

by Miareply 1304/28/2011

emperor. clothes. new.

by Miareply 1404/28/2011

What did McQueen do that made his life so interesting? A bunch of largely forgettable movies, racing cars, marriage to a terrible actress and early death. Zzzzzzzz.

by Miareply 1504/28/2011

McQueen was an angry, pushy, dull head case.

And Hollywood loved him.

Renner is such a sis.

by Miareply 1604/28/2011

Actually wouldn't be surprised that Jeremy Renner Wants To Play WITH Steve McQueen.

by Miareply 1704/29/2011

He's got butter-face and no amount of critical accolades is gonna change that. Wonder if he's got a plastic's guy on hold? Or maybe they can CGI him? Or maybe he does his own makeup and can contour himself into McQueen?

by Miareply 1804/29/2011

That would be 'plastics'. Didnt want to get a 'mary' from the grammer troll.

by Miareply 1904/29/2011

I agree with this link - If Renner wants to play a real-life person he should be playing Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The resemblance is uncanny.

by Miareply 2004/29/2011

Appropos of nothing, I wonder what ever happened to Barbara Minty, who was McQueen's widow. She'd been a model and was prettier than Ali.

by Miareply 2104/29/2011

I wish he'd play "the Queen" and come Right Out!

by Miareply 2204/29/2011

OP got it all wrong. He wants to play BUTTERFLY McQueen.

by Miareply 2304/29/2011

It's too bad he's "just a TV actor," but the lovely Eric Close is nearly a dead ringer for McQueen. My brother swears Close is McQueen's illegitimate son.

Good actor, too.

by Miareply 2404/29/2011

Not really seeing the Close resemblance at all.

by Miareply 2504/29/2011

I thought Steve McQueen was a little better looking but I think Renner could do a good job. He seems to be a great actor...hope he won't sound like a southie.

by Miareply 2604/29/2011

Eric Close looks nothing like McQueen. You need glasses.

by Miareply 2704/29/2011

Anything to get that third Oscar nomination.

by Miareply 2804/30/2011

Maybe he meant Alexander McQueen.

by Miareply 2904/30/2011

Eric Close looks more like Stephen Daly.

by Miareply 3004/30/2011

Renner looks like a cross between Jason Bateman and Simon Le Bon.

by Miareply 3104/30/2011

I think he could pull it off if they make him look like this. Renner:

by Miareply 3204/30/2011

and McQueen

by Miareply 3304/30/2011

Maybe they can CGI some hotness into him.

by Miareply 3404/30/2011

he's hotter than FUCK

by Miareply 3504/30/2011

DANIEL CRAIG must play him! He already has a great sense of style (like McQueen)! He already has the exact face & eyes (like McQueen)! He is simply an amazing actor, and since doing the Bond movies, Girls love him, and guys want to be him (like McQueen)! Renner should direct/produce the movie and cast Craig!

by Miareply 3605/03/2011

Renner does resemble Fassbinder a lot! However, no biopic is being planned for this filmmaker. Renner is the same height as Steve McQueen so he'd be perfect as Steve. But he'll have to deal with kissing women because S McQueen was a ladies' man. Other than that, he'd be a natural.

by Miareply 3710/07/2012

Think of an actor that is sex on a stick to women and men, boyish good looks, the camera loves and acting ability in spades and you have the guy to play Steve McQueen. Renner is not that guy.

by Miareply 3810/07/2012

Steve McQueen/Steve's a Queen...potatoes, po-tah-toes...

by Miareply 3910/07/2012

Renner is quickly morphing into La Spacey. Pretty soon he's going to want to play the lead in "The Justin Bieber Story."

by Miareply 4010/07/2012

Unfortunately, Daniel Craig can't do American accent. He tried in Dream House but somewhere in the middle, couldn't go on and they let him slip back into his native Brit accent.

by Miareply 4110/07/2012

He'd be perfect to play a queen, but not Steve McQueen. How about Anderson Cooper, Paul Lynde, or Ryan Murphy?

by Miareply 4210/07/2012

You people are talking about him like he's the elephant man. He's not bad looking at all.

by Miareply 4310/07/2012

Why would there be a need to film the life of an actor who was okay at his job and okay at driving a race car but never did anything outstanding or memorable?

Ask the next five people you see to name a Steve McQueen film.

by Miareply 4410/07/2012

Clearly he's born to play Ellen DeGeneres.

by Miareply 4510/07/2012

Jeremy Renner is too ugly to play Steve McQueen.

by Miareply 4610/07/2012


by Miareply 4710/07/2012

Great comment:

A man who looks like a middle-aged lesbian wants to play Steve McQueen? The King of Cool must be spinning in his grave.

by Miareply 4810/07/2012

On tv Wanted Dead or Alive

some films

Love With the Proper Stranger

The Magnificent Seven


Thomas Crown Affair

to name a few.

by Miareply 4910/07/2012

Love With the Proper Stranger is one of my all time FAVORITE guilty pleasure. Bocci!

by Miareply 5010/07/2012

This is almost as bad as Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone.

by Miareply 5110/07/2012

Daniel Craig did a passable American accent in that gangster movie with Tom Hanks. He'd be a great Steve McQueen, with Angie Harmon as Ali McGraw.

by Miareply 5210/07/2012

I don't know about the Steve Mc, but he's def got the "Queen" part down...

by Miareply 5310/07/2012

Damien Lewis should play Steve McQueen.

by Miareply 5410/07/2012

Daniel Craig does look a bit like Steve McQueen, but really, he looks more like McQueens bigger, butcher, sexier, more muscular brother.

McQueen was a small, thin, ugly man, and I just don't his appeal.

by Miareply 5510/07/2012

[quote]Jeremy Renner Wants To Play Steve McQueen

Well, he's a third of the way there already, syllabically speaking.

by Miareply 5610/07/2012

He is more the Ali McGraw type.

by Miareply 5710/07/2012

Damian Lewis is actually a better choice ...

Has Renner ever played a leading role opposite a female star ? I don't think so, he doesnt seem to relate to women that way, he is just an action hero macho man.

by Miareply 5810/07/2012

McQueen may have been brave facing up to his illness and decline but as an actor he was rather one note - I liked him in Love with the Proper Stranger and of course Thomas Crown, but felt no need to see most of his movies like The Sand Pebbles or Papillion. He just was not that interesting. Are the rumours true that he was rent originally ?

by Miareply 5910/08/2012

People in Hell want ice water.

by Miareply 6010/08/2012

The only "Mick" queen he'll get to play is Elizabeth II or Victoria.

by Miareply 6110/08/2012

That's 'grammar' R18.

by Miareply 6210/08/2012

r59, I've been here a while and always heard that in the good, old gossip threads late proven true.

AFAIR, no one ever contested it whenever it was mentioned.

r38 is absolutely right.

The real question is why would this even get to a planted story level? I can't believe his people wouldn't have discouraged him from publicly embarrassing himself angling for a part for which he's clearly unsuitable.

by Miareply 6310/08/2012

Butterfly McQueen would make a wonderful role for Viola, no?

by Miareply 6410/08/2012

This should be a riveting biopic. I hope this won't take attention away from the biopic on Pat Sajac.

by Miareply 6510/10/2012

Craig is even uglier than Renner.

by Miareply 6610/10/2012

In other news, Rosanne Barr wants to play Pamela Anderson.

by Miareply 6710/10/2012
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