Skip to comments.The rage behind McQueen
Posted on 04/17/2010 11:25:18 PM PDT by Nachum
Steve McQueen was the essence of Hollywood cool but he had a dark side. In a new biography an author reveals how the star befriended him and unloaded the secret of his prostitute mother, psycho stepdads and years as a gangster and pimp
Steve McQueen was the last person in the world I expected to find in Cornwall. Hed arrived some time in the night at a house that the director Sam Peckinpah was renting in Penzance while scouting locations for the film Straw Dogs.
They werent friends. The rugged movie star had simply turned up out of the blue dirty, unshaven and looking more depressed than anyone Id ever seen. As I found out later, his first marriage was breaking up and his dream project, a film based on the Le Mans car race, had run into problems.
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“Steve McQueen was an ex-Marine”
Wrong, the proper tem is former Marine or better yet, Marine. Once a Marine, Always a Marine (John Murtha excepted).
Uh, that’s Paul Newman not Steve McQueen.
My son always says I am a Marine. He has been an Ice Agent for 5 years. Semper fi!
I knew him in Hollywood through work when he was married to his second and third wives. He was unbelievably shy and very nice and extremely old-fashioned. He was also very serious and wanted more than anything to be taken seriously.
He wasn’t that deaf — I spoke to him on the phone as well as in person — but he did look at the face of whomever he was speaking to with a fiery intensity.
Ex or former. Either way it can’t be was.
Yeah, well I am a grown up and an ex-paratrooper, I don’t play high school rah-rah games.
Hey, we’re lucky this guy didn’t turn into a serial killer.