Life Magazine has pulled from its archives unpublished photographs of the late Steve McQueen. The star was the toast of Hollywood when the magazine sent photographer John Dominis to hang out with the sexy icon for three weeks. The star's nickname was the 'king of cool'.
In the 1960's and 1970's, he was big box office.
McQueen's best known movies were The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, Papillon and The Towering Inferno. He received an nomination for an Academy Award for the Sand Pebbles.
The actor was known as a 'man's man' and was an avid race of motorcycles. He had a collection of over hundred classic cycles. McQueen lived life hard and on the edge by drinking heavy, using cocaine and smoking endlessly. He dies of cancer at the age of 50