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STEVE McQUEEN 75th ANNIVERSARY

"I live for myself and I answer to nobody "

Steve McQueen is the definition of "cool". On screen he was the epitome of the anti-hero, a trend that was growing in the 50s and would continue to dominate the movies of the 60s and 70s. He joined the new breed of film stars, James Dean and Marlon Brando, representing the tough rebel, playing by his own rules and living by his own moral code. A reform-school graduate and an ex-Marine, McQueen’s legendary status was reflected in box-office success. Even today McQueen is considered to be one of the coolest sex symbols Hollywood has ever produced. He consistently tops polls looking for the `coolest’ or ‘sexiest’ film stars because of his iconic style and enduring popularity.
On March 24th, TCM pays tribute to Steve McQueen on the day he would have turned 75.

21:00 OFF SET with Dougray Scott on Steve McQueen

British actor Scott, talks to TCM’s Kate Courtenay about his screen icon Steve McQueen in this 30 minute interview, and why it is that this actor commands respect and admiration from audiences as well as being regarded a major pin-up and heartthrob.

21:30 The Getaway|1972
s: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri
d: Sam Peckinpah

Crooked Sheriff Beynon (Ben Johnson) engineers the release of ruthless villain Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) from a Texas penitentiary in return for the man’s help with a bank robbery. Doc carries out the crime but decides to steal the money without giving Beynon his cut; after all, the Sheriff has slept with his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw).

What should be a simple heist turns into messy affair and the couple are forced to go on the run, destroying anyone who stands in their path. Car chases, shoot-outs and double-crossing deeds abound in this action story of deceit and self-interest. The relationship between MacGraw and McQueen, who met on set, developed into marriage later that year.


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February 2005

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