Skip to comments.Steve McQueen, who committed to Christ late in life, is featured all day this Friday on TCM
Posted on 08/08/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT by ReformationFan
From 1963 to 1978, Steve McQueen was considered by movie fans and 'big screen' insiders as one of the main leading actors in Hollywood. The rugged faced actor's roles defined "cool" and his persona was idolized by men and women alike. But he wasn't blinded by Hollywood's glitter. Late in his life the famous actor finally realized his need for God's love and decided to commit his life to Christ.
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Q: Has Pawn Stars Rick Harrison ever kept for himself an item that has gone through his shop? Marlon Foltz, Lubbock, Tex.
A: Harrison, 47, who stars on the History channel series (Mondays) and runs the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, has had some special objects come his way, including a samurai sword and a Picasso. He singles out a 1951 Chevrolet convertible once owned by Steve McQueen as a favorite, but if the price is right, I will sell anything, he says. Its a business! Indeed, that Chevy will soon be up for auction.
I always liked him. He had a real rough and ready look.
My favorite was “The Sand Pebbles”.
Papillon and Bullitt, oh my!
Papillon is one my favorite movies of all time.
I like showing my kids scenes from Bullitt. “Now THIS is a real car chase. Not all of the special effects junk!”
Exactly, here is a man whose mother abdandon him and I think his father walked away. Steve raised himself up and I believe he got right when he joined the military. Yes Steve was not in the Hollywood Crap of glitter - “Look at me! Am I just beautiful”. He rather be with his kids and enjoy racing cars and riding his bike out in the openess. There will never be another Steve. Yep Steve was the King of Cool.
That is what I so happy to hear that he gave his life to Christ about a few months before he died. A friend invited him to Church. I was elated to hear that on the day he died. The nurse came in to check up on him and he was laying there with his eyes closed. She thought he was sleeping so she tried to wake him up to no avail. The nurse stated that Steve has a slight smile to his face with his eyes closed and he was clutching the bible up to his chest and was opened to Psalm 23:4:
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
For the nurse to find him like that say alot he felt it was his last day and like you said he is now in Heaven with the Lord probably riding his golden bike =)
Steve Mc Queen riding a Honda CR250M Elsinore:
A litte side note: Steve was a Republican
Le Mans, Bullitt, The Sand Pebbles, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Magnificent Seven......he was great in all of them. I also liked him in On Any Sunday, a documentary about motorcycle riders.
He used to visit orphanages and donate to the kids... all under the radar.
Class act. He was a pilot as well as a race car driver
He was brilliant in that role—the best acting he ever did, IMHO. (especially the scene in solitary, when he stuck his head through the opening in the door-the second time- to speak with the warden about who was sending him coconuts—WOW.)
He was conservative politically and in action.
On movie sets would ask for "extra" t-shirts that he would send to troubled boys in juvie halls.
Same age as Eastwood, and with similar backgrounds.
He was always one of my favorite actors.
Apparently during the filming of The Towering Inferno, there was some dispute with Paul Newman over who would get top billing.
So to compromise, their names would appear in the credits at the same time but one would be higher and the other would be at the bottom.
But at an angle.
IIRC, McQueen got the top, and Newman got the bottom corner.
Yes to “Sand Pebbles.” Great book and a great movie.
Across the room from where I’m sitting hangs a painting of Steve McQueen on a horse - his hand reaching for his pistol.
“On Any Sunday”
I met an old guy that used to race bikes, and was in that film quite a bit. He told me the number to look for and everything, and now I can’t remember.
It’s coincidental that TCM is featuring him tomorrow, in that my wife and I have “Bullitt” out from Netflix just now. First 1/3 is good. Didn’t make it further than that with the babies’ schedule.
“”My favorite was The Sand Pebbles.””
Mine too. This thread surprised me as I’ve read a lot about him and the time he spent having cancer treatment in Mexico and I’ve never heard this before.
Two best The Thomas Crown Affair and The Great Escape.
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