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The Sand Pebbles McQueen earned his only Oscar nomination for lead actor for this 1966 Robert Wise-directed epic in which he plays a sweet, but rebellious U.S. Navy machinist mate Jake Holman toiling aboard a gunboat in the Yangtze River in China in 1926. The Great Escape McQueen gained superstar status in this iconic 1963 World War II adventure set in a German POW camp as the baseball obsessed "Cooler King" who makes a daring escape on a motorcycle. The Thomas Crown Affair McQueen traded in his customary jeans and bomber jacket for a suit in this 1968 romantic caper film as a millionaire businessman who pulls off the perfect crime.
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March 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars - the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture - Ridley downplayed rumors of a rift between the two men. "You can't help people's perceptions, but I am sorry that people perceived that" as a feud, Ridley told the Huffington Post at the SXSW Film Festival, adding that he had said...
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By John Horn
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik and Oliver Gettell
The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres. It also had its share of mysteries. Was John Travolta rehearsing backstage or otherwise engaged before he invented the new Broadway singer Adele Dazeem? What was Jennifer Lawrence laughing about when she took the podium to present best actor? And who was that exuberant Frenchman who staged one the night's few upsets?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Susan King
Martin Scorsese earned his ninth Directors Guild of America Award nomination Tuesday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for  "The Wolf of Wall Street," his controversial dark comedy about a hedonistic stockbroker. Scorsese, 71, received his first DGA feature nomination for 1976's "Taxi Driver," and won the honor for his 2006 crime film "The Departed. " Earning his first nomination Tuesday is Alfonso Cuaron for his lost-in-space blockbuster "Gravity.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: In the run-up to the Oscars, British Consul General of Los Angeles Chris O'Connor and Academy Award-nominated director Steve McQueen cohosted the Great British Film Reception in Hancock Park on Friday, in partnership with the British Film Commission, as part of the Great Campaign, which spotlights British business, education, tourism, technology, music, sports and heritage. Celebrating 26 British Oscar nominees in 18 categories, the cocktail party took place on the back lawn of the British official's residence, comfortably tented to shelter guests from the stormy night.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By David Ng
Steve McQueen has been garnering critical praise and various accolades for his movie "12 Years a Slave," including a Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for best director. This week it was announced that the video artist-turned-filmmaker is up for another honor: the Hugo Boss Prize, a visual arts award that is co-organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. Handed out every two years, the Hugo Boss Prize recognizes significant achievement in contemporary art and comes with a $100,000 award, plus a solo show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
AUTOS
December 6, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Ford Motor Co. provided the first look at the sixth-generation Mustang in a six-city global tour Thursday, a move to get the maximum exposure for the 50th-anniversary model of the sports coupe. Few cars are as firmly planted in automotive culture. The Mustang has 5 million Facebook fans -- on par with a Hollywood celebrity -- and just about everyone over the age of 25 either has either owned one or had a friend or family member who did. It's also one of the most popular rental cars.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
One of the most artfully composed scenes in Steve McQueen's new historical drama "12 Years a Slave" is also one of the most harrowing. (Warning: Minor plot details follow.) At the Envelope Screening Series , the British director and his cinematographer, Sean Bobbitt, discussed how they approached a pivotal scene in which Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped in the North and sold into slavery in the South, is punished by near-hanging after fighting back against an overseer.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By John Horn
Capping one of the tightest races in recent Academy Awards history, director Steve McQueen's searing survival tale “12 Years a Slave” won the best picture Oscar, beating out “American Hustle” and “Gravity.” Adapted by McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley from Solomon Northup's 19th century memoir, the film tells the true story of a free black man living in New York who is drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Owing largely to its often graphic depictions of lynching, whipping and rape - “Either I was going to make a movie about slavery or I wasn't,” McQueen said - the film proved difficult to watch for many people, including Oscar voters.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik and Mark Olsen
The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated. "I cannot tell you, as much as I thought the memoir and Solomon's words and work was special, I had no concept until I saw the movie for the first time," said the film's screenwriter, John Ridley, accepting the prize in that category as he referred to protagonist Solomon Northup.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: In the run-up to the Oscars, British Consul General of Los Angeles Chris O'Connor and Academy Award-nominated director Steve McQueen cohosted the Great British Film Reception in Hancock Park on Friday, in partnership with the British Film Commission, as part of the Great Campaign, which spotlights British business, education, tourism, technology, music, sports and heritage. Celebrating 26 British Oscar nominees in 18 categories, the cocktail party took place on the back lawn of the British official's residence, comfortably tented to shelter guests from the stormy night.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik and Mark Olsen
The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated. "I cannot tell you, as much as I thought the memoir and Solomon's words and work was special, I had no concept until I saw the movie for the first time," said the film's screenwriter, John Ridley, accepting the prize in that category as he referred to protagonist Solomon Northup.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Come Sunday night, director Steve McQueen's critically praised rendering of the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Antebellum South, may win the Academy Award for best picture. So why isn't everyone talking about "12 Years a Slave" around the water cooler, on the street, over coffee? It is arguably the most revered film in recent memory that so few have seen. Those who do watch it often leave theaters in a hush, finding it difficult to explain how they feel about what they've witnessed on the screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By John Horn
Not long after Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last August, a friend cautioned the British director that his movie was "more important than you. " It turned out to be far truer than anyone, including McQueen, might have guessed. Nearly half a year after McQueen's searing retelling of the 1841 enslavement of Solomon Northup was first shown to moviegoers, "12 Years a Slave" remains the year's hot button movie, with McQueen the thoughtful and sometimes stubborn voice at the center of the conversation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. In a mild upset, Alfonso Cuarón, director of the space odyssey "Gravity," beat out "12 Years a Slave's" Steve McQueen as best director. Cate Blanchett took lead actress honors for "Blue Jasmine" and promptly dedicated her award to the memory of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died this month of an apparent drug overdose.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold. But the lighthearted mood didn't prevent some nominees from getting a bit serious while talking to the assembled reporters backstage. In particular, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen, "Gravity" star Sandra Bullock, and "American Hustle" director and co-writer David O. Russell made the case for what one might call grown-up movies - films that aren't afraid of examining weighty subjects or doing things differently than moviegoers might be accustomed to. McQueen, for example, was asked about overcoming his film's reputation for being difficult to watch, even though it has been critically acclaimed.
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