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Denzel Washington in talks for 'Magnificent Seven' remake

Denzel Washington in talks for 'Magnificent Seven' remake

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --Denzel Washington and "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua may reunite on a "Magnificent Seven" remake.
Annie Martin
Guess who's coming to (the White House Correspondents') dinner

Guess who's coming to (the White House Correspondents') dinner

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- It's that time of year in Washington, when the glitterati of Hollywood drop into town to mix and mingle with the nation's leaders. That's right: Nerd prom!
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International
John Ridley denies feud with Steve McQueen

John Ridley denies feud with Steve McQueen

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley has denied rumors of a feud between himself and the film's director, Steve McQueen.
Annie Martin
Academy members admit to voting for '12 Years a Slave' without watching it

Academy members admit to voting for '12 Years a Slave' without watching it

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- At least a couple of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have admitted they voted for "12 Years a Slave" without watching it.
Veronica Linares
Oscar winners John Ridley and Steve McQueen are reportedly feuding over '12 Years a Slave'

Oscar winners John Ridley and Steve McQueen are reportedly feuding over '12 Years a Slave'

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- John Ridley and Steve McQueen won Oscar awards Sunday night, but failed to thank or acknowledge each other.
Kate Stanton
'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," the story of a free man sold into slavery and his fight to regain his freedom, took the top prize at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are a match made in movie heaven.
Gabrielle Levy
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Fassbender says he was 'in tears' reading '12 Years a Slave' script

Fassbender says he was 'in tears' reading '12 Years a Slave' script

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender says he and his frequent collaborator, Steve McQueen, were on the promotion trail for their celebrated 2011 sex-addiction drama "Shame" when the British film director first mentioned he wanted Fassbender to appear in his next project, "12 Years a Slave."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'12 Years a Slave' director receives accolades from UN secretary-general

'12 Years a Slave' director receives accolades from UN secretary-general

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Director Steve McQueen received accolades from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his film, "12 Years a Slave."
JC Finley
Paulson calls acting in '12 Years a Slave' a life-changing experience

Paulson calls acting in '12 Years a Slave' a life-changing experience

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Sarah Paulson says working alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o on the harrowing historical drama, "12 Years a Slave," was an intense, career-changing learning experience she will never forget.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A brief look at some of this year's Academy Award contenders.
Annie Martin

'12 Years a Slave' wins four awards at NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart was named Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, the event organizers said.
Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, Bono and Jared Leto attended the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Director Steve McQueen arrives on the red carpet before a screening of the film "What Just Happened?" during the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 25, 2008. The screening marked the close of this year's festival. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was a popular American movie actor. He was nicknamed "The King of Cool." His "anti-hero" persona, which he developed at the height of the Vietnam counterculture, made him one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, Papillon, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world. Although McQueen was combative with directors and producers, his popularity put him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.

He was an avid racer of both motorcycles and cars. While he studied acting, he supported himself partly by competing in weekend motorcycle races and bought his first motorcycle with his winnings. He is recognized for performing many of his own stunts, especially the majority of the stunt driving during the high-speed chase scene in Bullitt. McQueen also designed and patented a bucket seat and transbrake for race cars.

McQueen was born Terrence Steven McQueen in Beech Grove, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, in Marion County. His father, Terrence William McQueen, a stunt pilot for a barnstorming flying circus, abandoned McQueen and his mother when McQueen was six months old. His mother, Julian (née Crawford), was a young, rebellious alcoholic. Unable to cope with bringing up a small child, she left him with her parents (Victor and Lillian) in Slater, Missouri, in 1933. Shortly thereafter, as the Great Depression set in, McQueen and his grandparents moved in with Lillian's brother Claude to the latter's farm in Slater. McQueen was raised as a Roman Catholic.

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