Interestingly (or not), Trumbo also co-wrote the screenplay for one of my favorite Steve McQueen films - Papillon.
And, of course, he wrote what I consider to be the single most terrifying novel ever written - Johnny Got His Gun. The first time I read it, there were times when I had to put the book down and go outside for air.
I’ve never read Johnny Get Your Gun - waaaaay too graphic for me. But then, I’ve seen “War Horse,” the B’way play about World War I that left me sleepless! And who can forget Kirk’s “Paths of Glory,” a movie that makes me as jittery as hell,lol.
I like Papillon very much although it doesn’t show McQueen at his most movie-star like. He is probably my very favorite movie star.