July 15, 2013 |
"I don't want to survive," Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) says in "12 Years a Slave," the new film from British director Steve McQueen. "I want to live. " Based on a true story of a free man who is abducted from the North and sold into slavery in the South, the Fox Searchlight film costars Michael Fassbender, the lead in both McQueen's "Hunger" and "Shame," as a sadistic slave owner as comfortable quoting Scripture as brandishing a whip. The trailer makes it clear that this is a far bleaker -- and more realistic -- tale than "Django Unchained.
November 16, 2011 |
A triplex in Silver Lake that was once home to a teenage Steve McQueen is on the market for $599,900. The updated Spanish-style building, constructed in 1923, contains three one-bedroom units in 1,660 square feet on two levels. The landscaped property is walled and gated with a lawn and deck. There is also a storage room, wine cellar and laundry. McQueen, who died in 1980 at 50, was known for his tough-guy persona. The box-office star appeared in such films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960)
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July 24, 2013 |
It's easy to visualize Steve McQueen atop a motorcycle in "The Great Escape" or cruising in a convertible, but the legendary actor in a camper? Why not? McQueen's 1952 Forest Green Chevrolet 3800 series pickup truck with custom camper hits the auction block Friday at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. McQueen owned upwards of 60 rare vehicles throughout his life, according to the auction listing provided by Mecum, and the Chevrolet 3800 series "is a one-ton long-bed pickup truck and is much sought after by customizers, hot rodders and old truck collectors.
June 15, 2012 |
The bank-owned Santa Paula ranch that screen star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, once owned has sold for $660,000. The property was listed in 2009 at $1.95 million but after multiple price reductions was lost to foreclosure in November at $699,283. The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, contains some of its original Victorian features, antique stained-glass windows and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.
March 1, 2012 |
The Santa Paula ranch that box-office star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, once owned is now bank-owned, public records show. The property had been for sale in 2009 at $1.95 million and had been reduced to $799,000 when it was removed from the market late last year. The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980. He died that year at age 50. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, has antique stained-glass windows, mountain views and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.
November 27, 2011 |
Actors will endure a lot for a director they believe in. Michael Fassbender swallowed his pride and wore a superhero helmet for Matthew Vaughn in "X-Men: First Class" and toggled trickily between English and German for Quentin Tarantino in "Inglourious Basterds. " But none of that compares to what he's been willing to go through for Steve McQueen. Four years ago, when Fassbender began working with the punctilious filmmaker (no relation to that other Steve McQueen) in the prison drama "Hunger," the actor lost 35 pounds to incarnate Irish Republican Army hero Bobby Sands.