Steve McQueen: A Biography

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Steve McQueen: A Biography

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Edition: Library

Publisher: Tantor Media Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9781452633831

ISBN-10: 1452633835

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One of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and '70s with now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullit, Steve McQueen is renowned as one of the most exciting actors ever to come out of Hollywood. Now, in Steve McQueen: A Biography, bestselling author Marc Eliot gives unique insight into McQueen's life, from his films to his three marriages, many affairs, and struggles with addictions. This definitive biography, filled with original research and new interviews, will dazzle fans with its eye-opening portrayal of one of America's most memorable stars.

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Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9781452633831
ISBN-10: 1452633835
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
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Biography of Eliot, Marc

Marc Eliot is a New York Times bestselling author and American biographer. He has written over a dozen books on the media and popular culture including the biographies of Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Walt Disney and Bruce Springsteen, and Clint Eastwood. His writing has also appeared in several publications including L.A. Weekly and California Magazine. Eliot lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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Review by Library Journal (2011-08-01)

Eliot has authored several celebrity bios, including American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood. Here he focuses on Steve McQueen, whom he can't help but compare to Eastwood. They were both born in 1940, and their careers began at about the same time. But unlike Eastwood, whose acting style is instinctive and who has essentially played the same character to great commercial success, McQueen was a product of the Method; Eliot asserts his career was hampered by less-than-inspiring directors and his early death at 50, when Eastwood was just hitting his stride. Still, McQueen starred in iconic films (The Magnificent Seven; The Great Escape). Eliot covers McQueen's lonely and angry early life and the juicy details of his marriages, most famously to Ali MacGraw.

Verdict: Eliot's penchant for portraying the thoughts of McQueen and others ("From the moment Steven arrived in New York City, nothing felt right") is annoying, but McQueen's life and the cultural context Eliot explores make for a good read. Several McQueen biographies have appeared over the last few years; purchase for need and demand.

-Rosellen Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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One of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and '70s with now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullit, Steve McQueen is renowned as one of the most exciting actors ever to come out of Hollywood. Now, in Steve McQueen: A Biography, bestselling author Marc Eliot gives unique insight into McQueen's life, from his films to his three marriages, many affairs, and struggles with addictions. This definitive biography, filled with original research and new interviews, will dazzle fans with its eye-opening portrayal of one of America's most memorable stars.

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