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Steve McQueen

I just watched "Bullitt" for the first time on the recommendation of a straight male friend. I did not find it the least bit compelling, save for the scenes of SF in the 60s. And I just don't understand the appeal of Steve McQueen. He had nice eyes, but otherwise seemed pretty unremarkable.%0D %0D Is McQueen just one of those manly men on which straight guys have a man-crush? Or did he also appeal to the gays?

by Anonymousreply 11803/08/2014

Steve McQueen was a man-child who was cool and smart. His appeal is that he is a guy's guy. Your straight friend probably thought you would be attracted to those aspects of McQueen that are cool and manly. Straight men usually see him as the man. He like d fast cars, dated hot girls, and has a devil may care way that every guy wants to project. And "Bullitt" is a great film with a great chase scene.

by Anonymousreply 107/01/2010

The Cincinnati Kid.%0D %0D mmmm mmmmmmmmm

by Anonymousreply 207/01/2010

OP, he was probably just TOO MUCH man for you!

by Anonymousreply 307/01/2010

I heard his dick was to die for

by Anonymousreply 407/01/2010

Who would be the equivalent "guy's guy" today? Crowe? Clooney? Banderas?

by Anonymousreply 507/01/2010

I know many straight guys who have a "man crush" on him

by Anonymousreply 607/01/2010

The only thing good about Bullitt is the car chase scene. SRSLY. So boring.%0D %0D Watch Papillon and The Great Escape, OP. You'll see the appeal of McQueen.

by Anonymousreply 807/01/2010

There's a clip of him and wife Nellie dancing at The Daisy in the 60s and he's got a tight pair of white jeans and he's all wired up and shaking his ass looking like a hairburner in heat!

by Anonymousreply 907/01/2010

He's passably pretty, but I'm really sick reading about him as a style icon in the mens' magazines. Aviator frames, jeans, fitted jackets. Yeah, we get it already.

by Anonymousreply 1007/01/2010

In a previous thread someone posted an old black and white pic of him with his fly open.

by Anonymousreply 1107/01/2010

The chemistry between McQueen and Faye on THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR was palpable. Great movie.%0D %0D Daniel Craig is the modern day Steve McQueen. Clooney is too faggy and Euro and Damon is too bland and too much of a family man. No one else comes close to Craig in that comparison. %0D %0D Craig is a much better actor than McQueen ever was though, but he hasn't really had the chance to show it in any big vehicle yet. Watch SYLVIA and MUNICH (written by DL fav Tony Kushner) for proof of Craig's acting ability.

by Anonymousreply 1207/01/2010

I agree that Craig is the closest thing to McQueen nowadays. I can see him in something like Bullitt. McQueen was divine. He always looked fantastic, the man was able to wear clothes well. He played the type of guys who could walk alone. Gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 1307/02/2010

He was sexy but not conventionally beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2012

If I had to compare him to anyone today, it would be Jude Law

by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2012

Dead, you know.

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2012

Yup, Craig is the perfect analogy. I can see him in any of McQueen's iconic roles.

As against that, I can't see that McQueen would have played the suicidal rough trade younger partner of a famous artist, but you never can tell.

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2012

He was from that generation of male American movie stars who came across as "real." Steve McQueen was like somebody you might have been in the Army with.

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2012

His first real stardom in the early to mid-60s was a link back to the young Marlon Brando. His earthiness was an antidote to the slick pretty boys of the Rock Hudson/Tony Curtis variety.

He led the way to Jack Nicholson and that type of rebel movie star that was predominant by the late 60s.

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2012

Didn't he have really bad hemorrhoids?

by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2012

Believe me, he appealed to the gay man too.

by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2012

Yowza!

by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2012

Steve looks like an old friend of mine. When I told him who he looked like, his reply was, "Who?"

by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2012

[quote] Who would be the equivalent "guy's guy" today?

Well for decades it's been Brad Pitt and if you asked most straight guys today they'd probably say the same thing. I don't know any straight man who doesn't have at least one copy of Fight Club. Brad's an icon.

by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2012

Steve McQueen was a GORGEOUS STUD.

by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2012

It had nothing to do with McQueen. This movie is all about THE classic movie car case,

Hemi versus Mustang.

Watching that fixed rear axle rabbit hop across the highway was worth sitting through the entire lame soap opera parts of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2012

I read a McQueen bio where they had a funny anecdote about "Bullitt". Robert Vaughn had a line where he said to McQueen "To use your vernacular ..." McQueen got pissed and said, "Nobody uses words like that. Get rid of it." Then the director said he needed a replacement and they all thought for a second and Vaughn said, "Parlance?" and that ended up in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 2711/21/2012

Agree with r18. Men love(d) him because they felt like he was cool and they could have a beer with him and talk guy stuff.

Woman love(d) him because he was sort of "bad boy".

He was a bad-boy-next-door type.

by Anonymousreply 2811/21/2012

Craig isn't really a great comparison. In terms of style, he would be nothing without Tom Ford. Craig puts in the hours at the gym but his style is completely manufactured by others. Pre-Bond, he had no style.

He's also an actor. He has no persona on screen like McQueen had. Craig is masculine, sure, but he's not alpha like McQueen. Pre-Bond, he was pretty much a character actor. It wasn't until he did Layer Cake that people thought he could carry a film.

by Anonymousreply 2911/21/2012

It was much better on the big screen in a theater than it is on TV.

by Anonymousreply 3011/21/2012

My appreciation of Steve McQueen was really soured by the fact that he was very abusive (physically and mentally) towards Ali MacGraw.

by Anonymousreply 3111/21/2012

OP, rent a movie called "The Reivers" and get back to us. ALL your questiones will be answered. Oh and it's a great movie too!

by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2012

OP, Bullitt is one of the best SF car chase-porn flicks. The whole TV show Streets of San Francisco ("A Quinn-Martin Production!") milked the genre dry. But NOTHING tops the chase scene in Babs' What's Up Doc.

by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2012

I thought he had a great ass but if he had "hemmies" forget it. I read bits and pieces of various bios about him and apparently he had a bizarre childhood. His mother was an on again off again protitute and he himself, before getting into the movies in Hollywood, was a prostitute. And yes I think that straight guys have "man crushes" on him and know one who does. As a gay guy I wouldn't have a crush on him but would have fucked and spanked him (after he got rid of the hemmies).

by Anonymousreply 3411/22/2012

[quote]OP, rent a movie called "The Reivers" R32 is right on the money. Great movie, early and delightful John Williams soundtrack (Spielberg took notice of Williams because of it).

However as much as I love The Reivers, Love With a Proper Stranger may be a better example of McQueen's skills. Great understated movie with a wonderful early 60s NYC as the backdrop. And Natalie Wood was equally great, as was Tom Bosley pre-Happy Days. Just a sweet, surprisingly forward thinking at the time movie.

by Anonymousreply 3511/22/2012

Meant to add also that in his bio in Wikipedia it was/is alleged that he had sex with his own mother.

by Anonymousreply 3611/22/2012

I loved Steve in 'The Reivers'. What a tender and humorous movie and he was not the typical McQueen in that film. In 'Love with a Proper Stranger' he is also very expressive and moving as an actor. I also loved him in 'Papillon', 'The Enemy of People', 'The Sand Pebbles' and in 'Baby the Rain Must Fall'.

From his hits i found him terrific in 'The Towering Inferno'.

As a man...what a sexy troubled bastard he was! A bastard yes! Lol.

by Anonymousreply 3711/22/2012

Yeah he was a terrific actor but in The Reivers he had a the rare chance to be funny AND sexy as Hell. Even I knew that as a pre-pubescent sitting there in the theater with my family.

by Anonymousreply 3811/22/2012

Bland white guy. Dime a dozen.

by Anonymousreply 3911/22/2012

R38 you are a tender and funny sugar too! :)

Steve McQueen...God, i'm looking forward to read one of his biographies. I know a lot of unflattering stuff about his chaotic personal life but i would love to read more. He was a troubled man and an attractive one...

by Anonymousreply 4011/22/2012

Most enjoyable thing he ever did.

by Anonymousreply 4111/22/2012

I always found Steve McQueen extremely sexy.

by Anonymousreply 4211/22/2012

R39 = Angry black troll

by Anonymousreply 4311/22/2012

Steve McQueen with a beard. I bet this guy fucked very intensely...

by Anonymousreply 4411/22/2012

Hot & cold emotions confusing my brain I could not decide between pleasure & pain Like a tramp in the night I was begging you To treat my body like you wanted to... THIS IS THE NIGHT, TOUCH ME, I WANT TO FEEL YOUR BODY, YOUR HEARTBEAT NEXT TO MINE, TOUCH ME, TOUCH ME NOW!

LOL

by Anonymousreply 4511/22/2012

I wanna make a Great Escape

and i'll confide i wanna speed

just like Bullitt to your side

I wanna be the coolest man you've ever seen

I just want to be your Steve McQueen

by Anonymousreply 4611/22/2012

Film debut of Suzanne Somers

by Anonymousreply 4711/22/2012

Who gives a shit about that Suzanne who ever she was? She had just an uncredited role in Bullitt. I also don't find her face appealing at all, why you mentioned her?

by Anonymousreply 4811/22/2012

He was surprisingly short.

by Anonymousreply 4911/22/2012

Yes he was short but a hot tramp. Short people are usually so manipulative... how strange, lol!

by Anonymousreply 5011/22/2012

[quote]My appreciation of Steve McQueen was really soured by the fact that he was very abusive (physically and mentally) towards Ali MacGraw.

Not an excuse, but maybe a reason was he was sick. From everything I heard he fought long and hard to beat his Cancer and maybe took it out on her. He died only two years after their divorce.

by Anonymousreply 5111/22/2012

He also had a very rough childhood. His mother was a drunkard and some sources imply that she might have been a whore as well. Steve was ashamed of her. One time he met her at a bar that he was hanging out and she was making a fool of herself by drooling to his friends and then she stumbled like all heavy drunkards do and fell down. She was an embarrassment to Steve and he wanted to be as far as possible from her. I read about this incident in John Gilmore's 'Laid Bare'. By the way John Gilmore writes very negative things about Steve in this book. You should read it. It shocked me but..from the other hand not really. Men like Steve are troubled and carry a lot in their closets.

by Anonymousreply 5211/22/2012

* on the other hand

by Anonymousreply 5311/22/2012

In a previous McQueen thread someone posted a series of total nude photos - I am certain the "bareassed by the pool" photo is from that series - I think all McQueen admirers would appreciate a reposting of those if possible. Thanks

by Anonymousreply 5411/22/2012

Darwin Porter's Hollywood Babylon detailed Steve McQueen's gay life. Some list containing him surfaced in Hollywood and he panicked. Read it.

by Anonymousreply 5511/22/2012

Rare Steve McQueen phto

by Anonymousreply 5611/26/2012

Steve's idols were Marlon Brando and James Dean. When he was still a young striving actor, he was spending a lot of time in the mirror mimicking Brando's or Dean's face expressions.

by Anonymousreply 5711/26/2012

Steve was not the personification of beauty but he was incredibly sexy, athletic and he had the charm of a troubled experienced man. Below there is a photo of Steve with his first wife Neile Adams.

by Anonymousreply 5811/26/2012

If you like SF, car chases, and Sean Connery, his films, Presido and The Rock has several such chases -- including through Chinatown, where there is lots of stuff on the street for the cars to plow through.

by Anonymousreply 5911/26/2012

R59, i would love to see 'The Rock'. I haven't seen it yet. Ty for your recommendations, i'll keep them in mind.

by Anonymousreply 6011/26/2012

Steve with his second wife Ali MacGraw

by Anonymousreply 6111/26/2012

Steve with his second wife Ali MacGraw

by Anonymousreply 6211/26/2012

STEVE MCQUEEN WITH COFFEE MUG RARE PHOTO

by Anonymousreply 6311/26/2012

Cool rare photo with sexy McQueeen.

by Anonymousreply 6411/26/2012

I always had a thing for blonde eyebrows.

by Anonymousreply 6511/26/2012

Looooooool R65! Ok...

by Anonymousreply 6611/26/2012

Blonde eyebrows of Steve for R65...

by Anonymousreply 6711/26/2012

Shirtless Steve

by Anonymousreply 6811/26/2012

Photo of Steve from the movie 'Baby The Rain Must Fall'

by Anonymousreply 6911/26/2012

Did Steve also have blonde forearm hair? Major turn on!

by Anonymousreply 7011/26/2012

Lol R65. I guess so...though i don't know.

by Anonymousreply 7111/26/2012

Steve: R65, rub my back if you like my blonde hair and eyebrows so much. Rub it good.

by Anonymousreply 7211/26/2012

In 1947, STEVE MCQUEEN joined the United States Marine Corps and was quickly promoted to Private First Class and assigned to an armored unit. Initially, he reverted to his prior rebelliousness, and as a result was demoted to private seven times. He went AWOL (absent without leave) by failing to return after a weekend pass had expired. He instead stayed away with a girlfriend for two weeks, until the shore patrol caught him. He resisted arrest and as a result spent 41 days in the brig.

After this, McQueen resolved to focus his energies on self-improvement and embraced the Marines' discipline. He saved the lives of five other Marines during an Arctic exercise, pulling them from a tank before it broke through ice into the sea. He was also assigned to an honor guard responsible for guarding then-U.S. President Harry Truman's yacht. McQueen served until 1950 when he was honorably discharged.

by Anonymousreply 7311/26/2012

R73 reminds us of the forgiveness offered to most Americans if they were willing to work it out.

Now, Steve-o would not be so lucky...

by Anonymousreply 7411/26/2012

Yup, he's no Gale Harrold.

(sarcastic wink)

by Anonymousreply 7511/26/2012

In ' The Getaway' with Ali MacGraw.

During this film MacGraw fell in love with costar Steve McQueen and broke up with her husband, Paramount production executive Robert Evans. The couple divorced in 1972, after MacGraw began an affair with Steve. She and McQueen were married in 1973. They divorced in 1978.

by Anonymousreply 7611/26/2012

R75, you like Steve? ...

:P

by Anonymousreply 7711/26/2012

Sorry,i gave you wrong link before. Try this.

by Anonymousreply 7811/26/2012

R75, hey you with the sarcastic wink... Steve knew how to fuck, he was very intense. Now stare with whatever eyes you want to stare... Look at Steve...

by Anonymousreply 7911/26/2012

Very underrated actor: watch "Love With the Proper Stranger," "The Reivers," "The Sand Pebbles," and "Baby, the Rain Must Fall." Much more there than what you see in "The Towerning Inferno" and "Bullit."

I read he was quite right-wing. His childhood was very troubled, and more than a few bios suggest that he was trade when he came to Hollywood. I can certainly understand the appeal--a "straight" guy who could go both ways who was not "fem."

by Anonymousreply 8011/26/2012

"Bland white guy. Dime a dozen."

Yeah, there are so many "white guys" out there with the good looks and sexuality and screen presence of Steve McQueen. You wish, you dumb twat!

"Darwin Porter's Hollywood Babylon detailed Steve McQueen's gay life. Some list containing him surfaced in Hollywood and he panicked. Read it."

Of course you realize that anything Darwin Porter says is total bullshit, don't you? If you're so gullible as to take Darwin's Porter's lunacy for the gospel truth, then you are too stupid to live.

by Anonymousreply 8111/26/2012

Well, yes i also think that Darwin Porter is probably an unhinged liar. Fortunately, i realized that before i buy one of his books. I read most of Brando Unzipped in Google.Books for free and i stopped it when it dawned on me that this guy Porter was way over the top. I believe that this book betrayed him and made him seem as a fake and a tale-teller. However, i don't take a vow that everything he wrote are all lies. I mean, there must be some evidence even the slightest in his extravagant biographies, otherwise, he wouldn't get publized. On the other hand, maybe he would. !!!!!

by Anonymousreply 8211/26/2012

R80, now i noticed your post. It escaped me before. What you wrote is right in my eyes. Yes i prefer Steve in those movies too, although i think that his performance in 'The Towering Inferno' was pretty solid. Yes, i also have read about his troubled childhood and i also have read that he was DETERMINED to be a famous actor. He had expressed to some of his surroundings that he would do anything in order to be a success and go to the top, even sleeping with men. He was desperate to be a popular actor, a success in the film industry, he needed to escape his former life. There are rumors that want him to be a rent boy for some period of his youth. I find these rumors quite believable if i keep in mind his previous statement.

by Anonymousreply 8311/26/2012

Darwin said Steve was all over Horst Bucholz in the Magnificent Seven. Can't say as I blame him.

by Anonymousreply 8411/26/2012

Darwin wrote a tell-all biography about Steve McQueen. Apparently he did porno. I haven't read it, but this thread piques my curiosity. Anybody read it?

by Anonymousreply 8511/26/2012

No, i don't trust Darwin Porter.

by Anonymousreply 8611/27/2012

Darwin Porter's biographies are a joke and clearly filled with lies, hearsay, it reads like fan fiction. Every hot actor that ever existed was sleeping with another hot actor.

by Anonymousreply 8711/27/2012

I never saw the appeal of McQueen either. But for many men of the 60's and 70's McQueen represented "rebellious cool". He drove fast cars and motorcycles, dressed down, had attitude toward the Hollywood of the time and dated young chicks. To my way of thinking a really boring life.

by Anonymousreply 8811/27/2012

Steve McQueen in...'The Blob'

by Anonymousreply 8911/27/2012

In 'The Blob' !!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 9011/28/2012

Typical DL queens going apeshit over some mediocre white guy. I mean the dude has blond eyebrows. That's some freaky shit. Just ain't right.

by Anonymousreply 9111/28/2012

And should i gather you are the typical gay bully R91?

by Anonymousreply 9211/28/2012

Hot man except for that enormous mole on his face.

by Anonymousreply 9311/28/2012

Steve

by Anonymousreply 9405/11/2013

Steve again...Natalie Wood is looking at him

by Anonymousreply 9505/11/2013

Why he had to be such a bad ass? He was so sexy and such a moving actor.

by Anonymousreply 9606/03/2013

Hmmmm...

by Anonymousreply 9706/03/2013

Steve McQueen, 1960s

by Anonymousreply 9806/03/2013

Steve with a pussycat

by Anonymousreply 9906/03/2013

Leaning over his car

by Anonymousreply 10006/03/2013

Steve McQueen & his wife Neile

by Anonymousreply 10106/03/2013

Steve McQueen, his wife Neile, and Peter Lawford.

by Anonymousreply 10206/03/2013

Steve McQueen's Dog Gives Him a Wakeup Call

by Anonymousreply 10306/03/2013

Steve McQueen on his Triumph near Mulholland Drive, Hollywood Hills, 1963.

by Anonymousreply 10406/03/2013

Well, here he's looking at you...

by Anonymousreply 10506/03/2013

NO R43, I'm white blonde haiir grey eyes.

by Anonymousreply 10606/03/2013

THe Sand Pebbles and Love With the Proper Stranger are McQueen's best films ... so very sexy and intense.

by Anonymousreply 10706/03/2013

Lol R106

*ruffles your hair

by Anonymousreply 10806/03/2013

And then there's that throwaway anecdote in the Leo Lerman journals about a good looking friend whom McQueen ended up blowing behind a tree.

by Anonymousreply 10906/03/2013

R106, yes i agree. I love both of them. I also think that Steve made a great job in 'The Reivers' and in 'An Enemy of The People'.

What about Papillon? One of his greatest films as well.

My favourite films of Steve are:

The Sand Pebbles

The Reivers

An Enemy of the People

Love With The Proper Stranger

and of course 'Papillon'

by Anonymousreply 11006/03/2013

R109....hmm... :O

Oh, i forgot that one of my favourite films of Steve is also 'Baby the Rain Must Fall'

by Anonymousreply 11106/03/2013

...

by Anonymousreply 11206/03/2013

I wouldn't mind to rub his blond bush.

by Anonymousreply 11306/03/2013

He used to ride motorcycles and drive racing cars. That was his appeal to straight men.

by Anonymousreply 11406/03/2013

He was a huge druggie and sex addict. He was good friends with Jay Sebring and he and Jay used to both fuck Sharon Tate, sometimes in the same bed.

He made fewer and fewer movies as he became more drug-addled. He made his wives wait on him hand and foot and the women practically become hermits dedicated to serving him. They were not allowed to hold jobs. Their job was to service him.

by Anonymousreply 11506/03/2013

R115 i guess his childhood was pretty rough for behaving like that to women and and for being paranoid. I have read that he had a gun under his pillow.

by Anonymousreply 11606/03/2013

Steve McQueen's 1973 film, "Papillon" is my all-time favorite movie. Both he and Dustin Hoffman should have won Oscars for it. Very gritty, very real and very compelling.

I saw "Papillon" at the theater with my dad and my brother the day it was released (I was 13). We were amazed. I always had a crush on McQueen (even though I had always read about how the alcohol and drugs made him a raging asshole at times).

Regardless, "Papillon" will always be my favorite film of all-time.

by Anonymousreply 11706/03/2013

Does that story about him servicing James Dean's Little Bastard before his final death drive have any truth to it?

by Anonymousreply 11803/08/2014
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