Monday, July 28, 2008

Steve McQueen: "The Great Escape"

Readers of this blog know my love of Steve McQueen movies. He was the ultimate cool guy of my youth. As they say, "All the girls wanted to be with him and all the guys wanted to be him."

McQueen 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. One of the best parts of the movie "The Great Escape" was his motorcycle scenes.

Watch it below and enjoy. It is another classic.

Von Luger (as played by Hannes Messemer): Are all American officers so ill-mannered?

Hilts (as played by Steve McQueen): Yeah, about 99 percent.

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