Great Madmen of the 20th Century #11

Steve McQueen


Hans said...

For #12 I'd like to see Mickey Rourke, also pretty mad and great.

Vanwall said...

Ill take McQueen, who walked the walk. Not only could he act, he was one helluva driver. Eevn with a bum leg, it took Mario Andretti in the last surviving Ferrari to run him and Peter Revson down at Sebring one year.And they were in a private Porsche, to boot.


Richard Gibson said...

Am I missing something, why was McQueen mad?

I can think of many words but mad isn't one that immediately springs to mind.

I know little about motorsports, but saw only last week on TCM UK a documentary on McQueen. He was also into and very good at motorcycle racing and used to do that with some stunt men friends of his.

I do think he was a good actor, and hadn't really appreciated that before, probably because he is often held up as such a 'style icon' which turns me off.

'The Getaway' is a great film, but 'Bullitt' is terrible, if ever there was a case of a triumph of style over substance...