Watch: Trailer for 'Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans' Documentary

October 1, 2015
Source: Apple

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

"I'm a driver, I'm an actor, and a filmmaker." FilmRise has debuted the trailer for Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, a documentary about actor/director Steve McQueen trying to make the racing film Le Mans, which was released in 1971. Apparently it was a very troubled, messy production with all kinds of problems and on-set rivalries - resulting in what was a "poorly received" film that didn't really connect with American audiences. The documentary features plenty of archival footage along with some interviews to present a unique, inside look at the production and what really went down. Of course, found within all that footage is McQueen talking about a love for car racing and filmmaking. "This is the story of racing, man."

The trailer for Gabriel Clarke & John McKenna's doc Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, via Apple:

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. He was the King of Cool and the world's most notorious ladies' man. Hot off the back of classics like The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt, the racing fanatic began production of his passion project, Le Mans, centered on the 24-hour car race in France. But the infamously troubled production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and the star's own personal issues. This documentary film interweaves stunning, newly discovered footage and McQueen's private recordings with original interviews to reveal the true story of how this cinema legend would risk everything in pursuit of his dream. The documentary is directed by Gabriel Clarke & John McKenna (When Playboys Ruled the World). After premiering at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans will be released in select US theaters starting November 13th later this fall. Who's into this?

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Is he supposed to be saying "up yours" on the poster? McQueen is arguably the coolest actor ever.

tommyturner on Oct 1, 2015


He and Paul Newman for sure !!

Tester on Oct 1, 2015


Totally agree! If only McQueen had his own salad dressing....

tommyturner on Oct 1, 2015


I think he's saying, "bring me two cheeseburgers"

TheOct8pus on Oct 1, 2015


"Utah! Get me two!"

Nick Sears on Oct 1, 2015


Paul Newman's The Racing Life and now this ?? fukin awesome

Tester on Oct 1, 2015


Very cool, thanks for sharing that story..

Tester on Oct 1, 2015


LOL!!! They used an image of him giving the Bird on the poster!!!~~~ // Where my British people at???!

DAVIDPD on Oct 1, 2015


We're right here sunshine; McQueen doesn't give a stuff what you think, and neither do we. 😛

Edward Hunter on Oct 1, 2015



DAVIDPD on Oct 1, 2015


The man and lemons

Lar Rackell on Oct 1, 2015


That is one MF'n great story!

tommyturner on Oct 1, 2015


It's pretty much what I imagined (read from different sides and sources through time) about him. Thanks for this ...

shiboleth on Oct 2, 2015


Met Newman at Nelson Ledges track, we both had Datsun 510s ... his was built by Bob Sharp to TransAm 2.5 specs, mine was built by me in my garage (also in Shaker Heights) with leftover TransAm pieces. But he was a good guy, a great driver, and not a movie star at the track.

disqus_2GJGmD4hyE on Oct 3, 2015

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