Had he lived, Steve McQueen would have been 84 years old today – just a day after the 70th anniversary of the real great escape, the film of which made his name and reputation more than half a century ago. I miss stars like McQueen – real stars with charisma, panache and a sense of danger. At least we have the movies to remind us of him. Here he is in The Great Escape with his pal Richard Attenborough.
Happy birthday Steve McQueen – still a star at 84