Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The King of Cool Westerns

Steve McQueen (1930-1980) built a legendary acting career playing anti-establishment characters in memorable films like Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, and The Getaway. In 1974 he finally passed a personal goal by becoming the highest paid Hollywood star (and top billing against friendly rival Paul Newman) with his turn in The Towering Inferno. But, at the beginning, The King of Cool rose to fame playing Western heroes like Josh Randall on television and his breakout movie role as Vin in The Magnificent Seven.

Please click over to Criminal Element to continue to read my article on seven spur-wearing parts that span his notable acting career. From his early beginnings as the bounty hunter in Robert Culp's Trackdown to his final Western role in Tom Horn.