Steve McQueen is The King of Great. A Hollywood celebrity in the ’60s and ’70s, McQueen experienced almost everything fame and fortune could deliver.
Medications. Liquor. Girls. Difficulty. His lifestyle was the stuff of legends. And he lived it full throttle — passionately and recklessly. He was his generation’s James Dean. Even currently, he’s a beloved movie/motion/design icon.
McQueen experienced it all, but he wasn’t content. None of it designed him content or gave him any peace.
Identified for his daredevil motorcycling in The Good Escape (1963) and his memorialized Ford Mustang GT chase scene in Bullitt (1968), McQueen designed the most daring final decision of his lifestyle 6 months right before his deadly most cancers diagnosis. He decided to stick to Jesus. Steve McQueen became a Christian.
His remarkable lifestyle story and journey to faith in Christ is the matter of a new documentary, Steve McQueen: American Icon (in decide on theaters for a special 1-night party on Thursday, September 28). It will offer you followers to start with-hand accounts, such as interviews with McQueen’s 3rd spouse/widow Barbara Minty, household, mates, and admirer/actor Mel Gibson. In no way-right before-noticed photos produced by Minty precisely for this documentary will also feature.
Filmed by the Erwin Brothers (Moms’ Night time Out, Woodlawn), Steve McQueen: American Icon is the passion job of California-primarily based pastor Greg Laurie. Previous slide, Laurie heard some unbelievable issues about McQueen’s ultimate months and radical conversion. Becoming a lifelong admirer of McQueen’s, the pastor (and Bullitt reproduction auto operator) just experienced to dig into the rumors to see what was accurate. The end result — Laurie’s new biography, Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon and the Erwins’ impending movie.
View the Official Trailer for Steve McQueen: American Icon:
Look at back for much more specifics about the new Steve McQueen documentary, as effectively as, in-depth interviews with Pastor Greg Laurie and filmmaker Jon Erwin. Coming shortly to CBN.com!