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Say what now? Steve McQueen Biopic in the works?!?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Steve McQueen was a man's man, no two ways about it. Good looks, sure... but he also had raw machismo, pure masculinity incarnate. And on top of all that, he was a great actor. He's not always appreciated for it, but if you go back and watch films like BULLITT and CINCINNATI KID and even his more underseen movies like JUNIOR BONNER you'll see a real actor who knows how to say a lot with very little. He communicated so much with his eyes, truly understanding the visual medium of filmmaking. Michael Cerenzie, who produced the great BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD and Christine Peters have the rights to a biography of McQueen written by Marshall Terrill and have the full cooperation of McQueen's widow, Barbara Minty and are close to attaching a director according to Variety. The movie is supposed to cover McQueen's addictions (woman, vehicles and drugs) as well as chronicle his three marriages, including his infamously stealing Ali MacGraw away from Robert Evans. Now, I think McQueen's life is of course ripe for a biopic, but that question remains... who the hell today can play McQueen, especially in a picture that's going to go from young McQueen to his losing battle with lung cancer in his later years. One of the reasons McQueen is amazing is that he doesn't really have a like today. I suppose Russell Crowe is close, but I don't think Crowe can play young McQueen anymore. Do you guys have any thoughts?


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  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Only one way to do it justice...

    by KnightShift

    Yer right: no living actor can approach McQueen. So maybe render him in CGI inserted into live-action, or something.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Amanda Plummer for Steve McQueen

    by conniebrean1

    You know it could work.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    The guy who plays James bond.

    by Power_Girl

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Right on Power_Girl

    by malificus

    My thought exactly.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, and Russell Crowe is

    by malificus

    No mother effin' Steve McQueen.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Shit.... I thought it said Queen Biopic

    by ThePilgrim

    As in the Band Queen. <P> Freddy Mercury would have been Thee Rock God of his generation if he didn't have an overbite and he only banged chicks. God rest his soul. I'd be first in line to see a biopic film made about him.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    "The guy who plays James Bond"

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Interesting choice. Personally I think Lazenby is a bit old, but I guess makeup can work wonders these days. Buttttt, obviously Daniel Craig is the only "name" actor who looks anything like McQueen, so it'll be him or a complete unknown

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig....

    by Righteous Brother

    could probably do it. Or Tom Sizemore when he was much younger.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    good call on Daniel Craig...

    by npjs55

    sim looks, good actor

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Damian Lewis

    by lazy13

    Great actor. Looks a lot like McQueen.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST

    A producer was saying years ago

    by hallmitchell

    That if I wanted to cast a Steve McQueen type today. I couldn't do it. Then I saw Layer Cake with Daniel Craig and thought. We have one. A steve mcqueen biopic will be a flop. Intersting subject. Would make a good book. Yet not a film.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Seems cool, but was his life that interesting?

    by ricarleite

    I'm not too familiar with him, but seems okay if he had a lot going on on his life.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Featuring

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Robert Evans as Himself! "You think you can steal a woman from me? I'm Kid Notorious!" Great show, by the way.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Please DON'T USE DANIEL CRAIG!!!!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Yes, he kinda looks like him, but doesn't have the charisma or the acting skills to play an icon like Steve McQueen!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Neil Patrick Harris to star!

    by Iron-kong

    and they can make it a musical. That'll be manly!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    We need James Cameron!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    He can use his groundbreaking AVATAR fx work to digitally include a lifelike computer avatar of McQueen into the movie.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    How about an animated biopic?

    by Dingbatty

    That would be weird.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Who will play the Blob?

    by ThePilgrim

    I vote for Welches Strawberry Jelly! Mcqueeny hated The Blob. The Blob need's it's story told faithfully. McQueen was caught pissing on it, and trying to set it on fire. It used to be a harmless a vegatarian.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Cate Blanchett

    by BurnHollywood

    Man, she can play ANYONE.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL Should Play Him...

    by PoppaRotzi

    ...dad gummit!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Russell Crowe is a nonce.

    by Brody77

    Is Damien Lewis a good enough actor to play him? I imagine if this is true they'd want a big name star. My question is will we get to see the likes of Paul Newman, Bruce Lee etc pop up in it? Neal McDonough(sp) from Band of Brothers could do Newman - he has the eyes & Jason Scott Lee doesn't seem to be busy! I'd half expect the whole film to focus on Great Escape & Bullit. WAS his life that interesting? I have no idea, I don't really rate him apart from in Magnificent Seven & Towering Inferno.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Paul Walker for McQueen, motherfuckers

    by caruso_stalker217

    A master thespian.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig's Face is...

    by Bill Brasky

    Here's to Bill Brasky!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    Too soon. In a few years, virtual McQueen can star

    by V'Shael

    Honestly, virtual actors are not that far away from us. 10 years max, I'd say.<p> I'd rather see Steve McQueen (virtual) starring in the Steve McQueen biopic.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Steve McQueen biopic

    by Tony Crawley

    The only actor who looks like Steve is Eric Close - Without A Trace. Be fun to have the McQueen biopic directed by a certain British director called... Steve McQueen

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    I dislike biopics...

    by YackBacker

    1) They usually (not always) get the person's life wrong to a large extent, 2) Biopics are clichéd stories- usually showing in Act I a prominent rise to fame, ACT II trouble dealing with the fame and ACT III dying/fading away and tus requiring the viewer to feel some manufactured emotion. There are exceptions to this formula but the vast majority of biopics are a lazy bunch of films. And then you sit there and think "That actor is not getting the voice right" or "He looks NOTHING like so-and-so!" It's fucking silly.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    please don´t

    by Elkatak

    Marshall Terrill´s book is great. But no one will ever capture McQueen! Just make a real cool documentary instead.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Who will play Bruce Lee?

    by nolan bautista

    I hope they cover that part of his life..

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Michael Jackson biopic countdown in 5... 4...

    by ricarleite

    3...

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Michael Sheen should totally do this

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Michael Sheen only plays real people - Kenneth Williams, Tony Blair, David Frost, Tony Blair, that League Of Gentlemen guy, Tony Blair, the werewolf bloke in Underworld - so he seems like the perfect choice to play Steve McQueen (once he's finished shooting Franklin T Marmoset: The Movie).<p>Michael Sheen!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Russell Crowe is a fat kiwi douche....

    by thecomedian

    and the furthest thing from The King of Cool. Steve would kick his fat ass.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Put some latex on the motherfucker and cue the Oscar.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    ricarleite

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    If there was, maybe Rick Baker could do the make up for the actor playing Wacko Jacko??

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Franklin T Marmoset

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    I loved his role in FANTABULOSA. It was scary how much he was like Kenneth Williams. He's definitely the #1 actor out there to play a real person who we know, but I think Steve McQueen is pushing it. McQueen was a proper man's man.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    *The best thing Sheen has ever done is...

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    ... shag Kate Winslet. JAMMY BASTARD!!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Steve Zahn?

    by swhib

    He’s always reminded me of McQueen.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Well, it's GOTTA be Damian Lewis...

    by kgreene

    ...from Life and Band of Brothers. He looks just LIKE McQueen....

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington and Kevin McKidd

    by JuanSanchez

    both have a good look for the part. Have to be sure they could do the voice, though.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    I love them. THE AVIATOR, WALK THE LINE and RAY are three of my favourite films over the last five years. <p> And for anyone who says that INFAMOUS is better than CAPOTE - they're lying. Toby Jones' Capote shows the more fun and flamboyant side to him, but Philip Seymour Hoffman showed the cold harsh reality of what happened. <p> But I'm still pissed off that Hoffman beat Heath Ledger for the Oscar for his role as Ennis Del Mar. Mind you, that was a strong year at the Oscars - Terrence Howard, Jaoquin Phoenix and David Strathairn concluded the list. <p> 2006 was such a great year for film - MUNICH, CHILDREN OF MEN, THE PRESTIGE, PAN'S LABYRINTH, SYRIANA, CASINO ROYALE, V FOR VENDETTA, LITTLE CHILDREN, BABEL, HARSH TIMES (very under-rated IMO), THE DEPARTED...

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    This guy was born to play Steve McQueen

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    Thoughts?? <p> http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0185272/

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    ThePilgrim

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    Sacha Baron Cohen would be great as Freddie Mercury, eh?

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Gary Coleman IS Steve McQueen

    by 2for2true

    ....in his dreams.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig would be perfection

    by Cruel_Kingdom

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Paul Dano as Steve McQueen

    by Spandau Belly

    C'mon guys, it's obvious.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Cruel_Kingdom

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    I agree. But who will play the great, late Paul Newman? Because he's got to be in it, eh?

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Benjamin McKenzie

    by DVDBoy

    10 years ago, Kevin Costner would have been perfect for this role...now, he's a bit too old. How about THE OC's Benajmin McKenzie? He's a decent actor and he looks the part - he's the right age as well, at 30.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Cast an Unknown Who Resembles Him

    by Mike Hunt

    Surrounded by a bunch of A-list actors.......or put an established actor in makeup to make him look like McQueen. Hell, I never Anthony Hopkins looked like RIchard Nixon, but they pulled that off.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    MAAATT DAAAAMON

    by RawShark13

    Or not.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    by Righteous Brother

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Vin Deisel IS Steve McQueen

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Sam Jackson IS Steve McQueen!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    What about that dude who plays Sawyer on Lost

    by robertkent.net

    Or Mathew McConaughey. Just so long as it's someone shirtless and oily. Oh yeah. Or they could always cast Gary Oldman. Somehow or other, he can play anyone. He could also play Ali MacGraw.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling

    by banville

    Easliy the best actor of his generation. Stick some make-up on him and he's good to go as McQueen. <p> Or Gary Oldman, he can do anything.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Wow, a biopic already?

    by RockLobster800

    I mean, the guys only directed Hunger and now he wants his own biopic? What a nerve, WHAT A NIOOVE!!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Mike Cooley from Drive by Truckers...

    by PoorOLtinTin

    Would be great for it. They even have written a song called "Steve McQueen.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    (bada duum disssh)

    by RockLobster800

    thank you I'll be here all week! please...try the fish!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    They should hire UK director

    by filmcoyote

    Steve McQueen to direct

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Damian Lewis or Anthony Michael Hall...

    by gakchat

    Both have more than a passing likeness to McQueen, but Daniel Craig's got the charisma...

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Craig as McQueen, Angie Harmon as Ali McGraw

    by Burgundy82

    I mean, obviously.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Eric Close from Without a Trace should be Steve McQueen

    by muvyman

    He looks just like Steve.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Nevada Smith

    by jones1899

    Great western by McQueen.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    All 3 Jonas Brothers as Steven McQueen

    by FluffyUnbound

    You know that's what will happen.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Give Angie Harmon a haircut

    by FluffyUnbound

    And I can actually see her as Ali McGraw. But she needs to learn a new face besides "bitch".

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    No cure...

    by woodcutter1973

    Denis Leary did a great little McQueen-alike in the Thomas Crown remake, so he would be an interesting choice...

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I have a bad feeling this will fall into the wrong hands

    by jim

    and McQueen will be played by Ashton Kutcher or one of the Jonas Brothers. I seem to have become very cynical of late.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Fluffy, it seems you and I are both haunted by the same

    by jim

    waking terrors.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    DAMIEN LEWIS

    by DonLogan

    Glad someone else spotted the likeness, now he just needs to dye that ginger barnet.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    No brainer...

    by Drebin

    Rip Taylor

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    in a perfect world..

    by haywood

    It is sad for me to say but, I would have casted Heath.. In a perfect world I think he would have nailed it.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen

    by djtfazer

    Damian Lewis is just about the only actor that could possibly pull off acting as the great man. If in doubt watch "Band of Brothers". Not only does he look like him but he has quite a few of his manerisms.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    PLEASE have a random scene with Keith Moon...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...goose-stepping in a SS uniform outside of McQueen's house.<P>Steve McQueen and Keith Moon (The Who's Patented British Exploding Drummer) used to live side-by-side in Malibu. For kicks (and because of McQueen's role in THE GREAT ESCAPE), Moon used to march outside of McQueen's house while dressed as a Nazi.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Pretty much all actors today are WB/CW girly men.

    by Jawa 007

    Damien Lewis, Daniel Craig - these guys are vaguely McQueen-esque. But I doubt anyone has enough cool to pull off being Steve McQueen.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Damian Lewis

    by CuervoJones

    Or Tim Roth.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig or Kevin McKidd.

    by digitalcos

    Anyone want to disagree with me? Cause, I've got a gun. And, I'm kind of a "Loose Cannon".

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    If dealing with Ali McGraw during filming The Getaway

    by skimn

    Ya gotta have someone portray Peckinpah.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    DANIEL CRAIG would be perfect!!!!

    by silentbobafett2

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Yup. That guy from LIFE.

    by palpatinefuckedmydog

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Damien Lewis, I SECOND THAT!

    by DarthBakpao

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Or Simon Pegg?

    by DarthBakpao

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Or Paul Bettany?

    by DarthBakpao

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    S'about time.....

    by thot

    A bio-pic about the "King of Cool" is long overdue. Other gems in McQueen's catalogue include "The Great Escape" and one of my personal favorites "Tom Horn". Hard to say who should play him. Daniel Craig does bear a striking resemblence though. Hopefully they'll do it right.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    80% of the people spouting casting ideas...

    by Arkillo

    ...have clearly never seen a Steve McQueen movie... or watched an interview with him... or read a book about him... or seen a picture of him. Although, I do think the Damian Lewis suggestion has a lot of merit. That guy is phenomenal.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I agree!

    by laraz

    Daniel Craig is the only actor out there that can resemble Steve, in any form of fashion!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Jason O'Mara

    by duckie445

    The guy from Life on Mars.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Interesting that the casting suggestions of Mr. Cool

    by skimn

    would focus on British and Aussie actors. Guess us Yanks just aren't cool enough.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    WAIT A MINUTE!!

    by skimn

    Post-lap band weight loss Harry Knowles as McQueen. Ever see McQueen's beard in his later years? Looked as scary as Harry's.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Steve McQueen was BISEXUAL...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...I had a screenwriting course at UM with Alan Trustman...the guy who wrote Bullitt...and he confirmed this much to my dismay.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Bisexual just means he scored

    by skimn

    twice as much...

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Damien Lewis

    by DannyOcean01

    FTW It'll be a shit movie anyway FTW

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Eric Close from CBS's Without A Trace

    by Mr. Wayne

    Have you seen that guy. He could easily pull off McQueen. Already looks like him, and is at the age where he's not to young or two old. Check him out...he'd be perfect. I was watching Without A Trace the other day and thinking...dude kinda looks like Steve McQueen. How funny.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by I am the most horrible

    ...with the stupid tendency to read "biopic" as if it rhymes with "myopic" ???<p> I KNOW it's actually BUY-o-PICK, but nevertheless I'm plagued by mispronunciation within my own brain. Sigh. Worse afflictions out there. Shouldn't complain.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Damian Lewis

    by I am the most horrible

    Should play Detective J'onn J'onzz in a pulpy noir/sci-fi Martian Manhunter movie.<p> Yep.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Obama!

    by DarthChimay

    He can do anything.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Check out EW.com

    by skimn

    They have Damian Lewis and McQueen photos side-by-side, and I think he would be a good choice physically. Unfortunately, I only know Lewis from 1 episode of Band Of Brothers and Dreamcatcher, so I'm not a great judge of his ability.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Daniel Craig or Thomas Jane

    by yesiamaplant

    Craig would be the best choice both looks-wise and stylistically, but Jane could pull it off as well.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Youtube for Kids in the Hall Cincinatti Kid sketch

    by ArcadianDS

    funny funny stuff<p> And I am in favor of this film. Barry Pepper for the younger roles.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I am the most horrible...

    by Gilkuliehe

    You mean it DOESN'T rhyme with myiopic?!

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Myopic, shit.

    by Gilkuliehe

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    whose that guy from Band of Brothers

    by ArcadianDS

    who gets promoted to CO of Easy Company - he now has a TV Detective show (who doesn't right? I think I might actually have one somewhere).

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Just watch On any Sunday

    by Kizeesh

    it's all the Steve you need.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Eric Close or Craig

    by MrClark

    Eric Close definetly bears the strongest resemblance. Half his facial expressions are almost direct copies of McQueen. Craig is a much bigger name obviously but he's clearly modeled himself on McQueen and I think its worked brilliantly for him.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    whew. I am not alone.

    by I am the most horrible

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Gotta be two actors...a young & old guy

    by Cheif Brody

    Make the switch just before Bullitt. <p> I was around 14 when he died. I remember a friend pranked me the same year he passed. Rode his bike up and said..."Ya hear Steve McQueen died?"...I only knew him from The Towering Inferno" at that time...but I was sad to hear of his passing. Later I found out he was full of shit. <p> Then, 8 months later...he really DID die. Just a weird coincidence.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Daniel Craig

    by The_Skook

    I could see Craig or Lewis as McQueen, although there can be only one... McQueen that is. As for Russell Crowe... c'mon! Really! Computer says no.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Bullitt

    by Reckoner

    Just saw it about a month ago, and he was so effortlessly cool in it. Plus, it was just a good story with a badass car chase through the hills of San Francisco. I've read some things about McQueen, and he seemed to have a huge ego. For Example, something about not getting top billing over Paul Newman in The Towering Inferno really pissed him off.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Mark Ruffalo!

    by RawShark13

    Yeah. Suck on that one.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Thomas Jane or Daniel Craig

    by ScottinDC

    I'm not a big Thomas Jane fan..but he and Daniel Craig are the closest in spirit and machismo to the late great Steve.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    So sad that all the younger US actors are such ferries

    by picardsucks

    No offence to our Homosexual bros here in the forum. Though hollywood is rife with effeminate, eyebrow plucking, skinny jeans wearing, wheatgrass sipping, pansy actors under the age of 40. It would likely have to be an unknown or more likely an Aussie. Steve McQueen was the ultimate bar room brawling real life bad ass mans man. He trained and from what I heard trained very well under Bruce Lee in Lee's backyard with James Colburn. I suppose Matt Damon could do a descent job. Too bad, there are no rebels in Hollywood anymore. They are all cookie cutter robots. They all say the very same Political things, same insular political Rob Reiner agendas, all drive their Priuses,all of them have their publicists so far up their asses they wouldn't have an orignial thought if it wasn't scripted by marketing, agents , publicists ect. Maybe that's way they hate Russell Crowe because they can't control him and he speaks his own mind for better or worse and he likes a good scrap. McQueen, James Colburn, Bruce Lee, Jack, Shatner, Eastwood, Sly, Burt, Richard Roundtree, There will never be the like again when did it become passe to be a man???? It would be nice is some off the young actors in hollywood actually knew how to through a football without an ex NFL technical consultant teaching them to do it.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    NEWMAN, Coming in 2010!

    by Cheif Brody

    Pitt plays Redford...But who gets 'Cool Hand Luke'?

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe?

    by acksylrose

    The only time Crowe's name should be in the same sentence as McQueen is to say "Crowes name should never be in the same sentence as McQueen."

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I'm with the DAMIEN LEWIS crowd

    by hegele

    always thought he resembled Steve since the Band of Brothers and Forsyth Saga days

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    F*ck Russel Crowe in the @ss with hot iron bars.

    by Damien Chowder

    He does not even have the qualities of Mcqueen's preserved stool. <p> Yo Russel I got a shotgun waiting for your fecking phone, you egotistical eeejut.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Ok... why not get a look-alike and CGI the features.

    by Damien Chowder

    I'm sick of people that don't look like the star they are portraying. It would win Oscars.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    It has to be Damien Lewis

    by William Munny

    Check out the first three episodes of _Band of Brothers_. It's like watching McQueen again. Also: http://popwatch.ew.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/15/liars_l.jpg

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen as Steve Mcqueen

    by pokadoo

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    RighteousBrother

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Righteous! Before I even finished reading the article Craig was the first one who came to mind. Similar looks, similar badassery. He's a natural choice.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Come on Jason O'Mara from Life on Mars

    by SID 8.0

    is the best choice by far. The episodes of "The Closer" he did showed how good of an actor he is.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    The guy from ROME

    by canucklehead

    Can't thing of his (or his character's) name. He was also in the Werewolf GI's flick.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Neal McDonough..........

    by mojoman69

    From Band of Brothers looks alot like McQueen.....

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Damian Lewis!

    by AnnoyYou

    One just has to watch "Life" to know he'd be perfect for the adult McQueen. Young McQueen would have to be played by someone else, obviously. As for Russell Crowe - blecch! Bite your tongue - especially not Fat Russell Crowe. He's a mess and much too obvious an actor. McQueen calls for subtlety.

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Proof positive that Lewis is the only one...

    by AnnoyYou

    ...to play the adult McQueen: http://www.damian-lewis.com/2007?w=34

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig

    by criticalbliss

    He's always reminded me of McQueen.

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Damian Lewis/Steve McQueen

    by djtfazer

    I dont get the Daniel Craig thing. Okay he's an ok actor. He pouts ways too much and plays on his looks and not his acting anymore. You could say I am slightly OCD about Steve McQueen and since seeing Band of Brothers there was always only one person to portray him. Believe me just go out and borrow, beg or steal BOB. Its worth watching for some of the best acting I have seen in a long time. Its a shame but I havent seen Damian Lewis in anything else apart from a drama "Friends and Crocodiles". The problem would be finding a good credible actor to play him in his youth.

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Don't Leave Out His Gayness

    by LostInLucas

    Are they going to leave out the fact that he died of AIDS? If the filmmakers are cooperating with the family then I'm sure they're going to try to rewrite history with this one.

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    cancer not aids

    by chaoslover01

    McQueen died from cancer. Just because he was bisexual doesn't mean he died of aids. And he was tough enough to admit that he was afraid of dying. That's a tough hombre there.

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Charlie Hunnam from Green Street Hooligans

    by SWEEP

    Hes on Sons of Anarchy also but in green street hes a bad ass.Bonus points for be able to ride his own motorcycle.

  • Jan. 16, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    not one person has seen Shotgun Stories? Michael Shannon, people

    by mattvideo

    Because as much as Damian Lewis might look like McQueen, he'll never be more than some piddly little TV actor. Michael Shannon, on the other hand, looks enough like McQueen and has actual movie star charisma to back it up.

  • Jan. 16, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    The Sun reports that it's Brad Pitt

    by William Munny

    This is terrible news. Damien Lewis is the only one who's got the looks, the moves, and the acting chops to do this right.

  • Feb. 8, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Steve McQueen BipPic

    by JBowles2

    Eric Close from "Without a Trace" looks more like Steve McQueen than ANY actor I have ever seen!

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