Steve McQueen

1930 - 1980

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Terrence Stephen McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980), known as Steve McQueen in his film career, nicknamed the "King of Cool" (during moto races, used the alias Harvey Mushman), was an American actor. His antihero persona, emphasized during the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw for his films of the late 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles (1966). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve McQueen has received more than 19,425,055 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Steve McQueen is the 61st most popular actor (up from 76th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from United States (up from 160th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Actor.

Steve McQueen is most famous for his roles in films such as The Great Escape, Bullitt, and The Thomas Crown Affair.

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  • 68

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  • 6.00

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  • 4.53

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Among actors, Steve McQueen ranks 61 out of 10,030Before him are Omar Sharif, Jean Reno, Sharon Tate, Max von Sydow, Alan Rickman, and Steven Seagal. After him are Robert Redford, Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly, Olivia de Havilland, Bruce Willis, and Nicolas Cage.

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Among people born in 1930, Steve McQueen ranks 10Before him are Warren Buffett, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, George Soros, Pierre Bourdieu, and Helmut Kohl. After him are Hafez al-Assad, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Buzz Aldrin, and Mobutu Sese Seko. Among people deceased in 1980, Steve McQueen ranks 10Before him are John Lennon, Karl Dönitz, Jean Piaget, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, and Jesse Owens. After him are Roland Barthes, Bon Scott, Oskar Kokoschka, Marshall McLuhan, Henry Miller, and Colonel Sanders.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve McQueen ranks 127 out of 15,968Before him are Grace Hopper (1906), Richard Feynman (1918), John Steinbeck (1902), Carl Rogers (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), and Steven Seagal (1952). After him are William Faulkner (1897), Ray Bradbury (1920), Robert Redford (1936), Henry Fonda (1905), Grace Kelly (1929), and Herman Melville (1819).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Steve McQueen ranks 26Before him are Michael Douglas (1944), Chuck Norris (1940), Harrison Ford (1942), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Sharon Tate (1943), and Steven Seagal (1952). After him are Robert Redford (1936), Henry Fonda (1905), Grace Kelly (1929), Nicolas Cage (1964), Jon Voight (1938), and Will Smith (1968).

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