The Original King of Cool

by • June 25, 2015 • ReviewComments (1)4090

Terence Steven “Steve” McQueen was an American actor, called “The King of Cool”. McQueen said, “I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts.” Fortunately for us, he was the best of both. McQueen left an indelible imprint as one of Hollywood’s leading men. His masterful film roles in Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Magnificent Seven, The Towering Inferno and Papillion (where he received an Academy Award nomination) have been often imitated but never repeated.


As an actor, motorcycle and automobile racer, and all-around gearhead, McQueen also epitomized the American dream, rising from hardscrabble circumstances to become one of the most famous movie stars in the world.

Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool presents McQueen’s life story in an artistic, graphic-novel format. It covers his entire life, from his earliest years growing up in a suburb of Indianapolis to his death from mesothelioma. Learn all about his stunning movie career, in which he defined the antihero archetype.

The author Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a best-selling and award-winning author, radio show host, and producer and the president of the Military Writers Society of America. Greg Scott is a comic-book artist who has done stints at both Marvel and DC Comics, working on such series as Gotham Central and Case Files: Sam and Twitch.

Full-Throttle Cool is an interesting take on the traditional biography and one we approve of here, so make sure you get your hands on a copy to spread the legend of McQueen.

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One Response to The Original King of Cool

  1. my all time favorite actor. the king of cool, was the real deal!

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