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Prior to that, he earned his only Academy Award nomination for the 1966 film The Sand Pebbles.
Mc Queen also appeared in 1973's Papillon, the 1971 car race drama Le Mans, and in The Getaway in 1972.
Mc Queen was considered combative and the archetypal "difficult movie star" who disliked working with directors and producers.
To compensate, he would work only if paid an extremely large salary for his films; he was one of the highest paid actors of the 1960s and 1970s.
November 7, 1980) was an American movie actor, nicknamed "The King of Cool".
He was considered one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a captivating on-screen persona.
After Mc Queen left Chino, he drifted before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1947 and served until 1950. Of the 2000 people who auditioned that year, only Mc Queen and Martin Landau were accepted.
The most memorable were the classic chase in Bullitt and the motorcycle chase scene in The Great Escape.
The jump over the fence was actually done by Bud Ekins for insurance purposes.
Mc Queen made his Broadway debut in 1955 in A Hatful of Rain.
Key appearances Wanted: Dead or Alive After various live and filmed television guest appearances in the mid-1950s, Mc Queen gained both regular employment and his 'break-out' role with the Western series Wanted: Dead or Alive.