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Subject: McQueen allegedly faked an accident to get out of his 'Wanted...' television contract.

Not questioning his talent, etc.; just his integrity. Rubs me the wrong way. Adults fulfill their agreements. Especially written ones.
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Date Posted: Sunday, November 08, 02:56:02pm
In reply to: Actor 's message, "Archive: Steve McQueen, Nov. 7, 1980" on Saturday, November 07, 11:05:44am

McQueen was itching to take his career to the big screen. When offered The Magnificent Seven, the actor could not get out of his commitment to Wanted.

Unwillingly to pass up the role, not to mention being discontent with his TV gig, McQueen took a rented Cadillac and ran it into the Bank of Boston, according to Marc Eliot's biography Steve McQueen. He showed up with a neck brace (undoubtedly making it look cool) and forced a delay in production of the series, which allowed him to go shoot the film.


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My favorites McQueen films are "The Cincinnati Kid" and "The Thomas Crown Affair" -plus both had great co-stars. (NT)DannyLouisvilleMonday, November 09, 11:47:50am
    My favorite is "The Blob" (NT).Monday, November 09, 11:59:31am

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