Faith Guides Steve McQueen Through Mesothelioma Battle

Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” actor Steve McQueen seemed to have it all. Known for tough guy roles in “Bullitt,” “The Cincinnati Kid” and “The Towering Inferno,” McQueen became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in “The Sand Pebbles” and starred alongside all-star casts in “The Great Escape” and “The Magnificent Seven.” But off screen, McQueen’s life was just as fast as the renegade characters he played in films. Heavy drinking, prolific substance abuse and a publicized affair sent his life in a downward spiral as he coped with a troubled childhood and the dark side of fame. However, all that changed later in life when he searched for meaning, truth and significance before his death from mesothelioma in 1980. McQueen developed a strong faith and reportedly died clutching the personal Bible of evangelical Christian evangelist Billy Graham. A new documentary, “Steve McQueen: American Icon,” which is set to play in select theaters nationwide on Sept. 28, follows the previously untold story of McQueen’s final chapter. The film is a joint venture between Erwin Brothers Entertainment and pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in the U.S. Flying Leads to Redemption The film includes an in-depth interview with McQueen’s widow, Barbara Minty McQueen, as she reve...
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