Today would have been the 86th birthday of Steve McQueen, the “King of Cool”. BAMF Style is paying tribute with this revised and expanded post breaking down McQueen’s style as Carter “Doc” McCoy in 1972’s The Getaway, the Sam Peckinpah-directed neo-noir crime classic which starred him and his future wife Ali MacGraw as a shrewd bank-robbing couple.
Happy birthday, Steve McQueen!
(I also just found this blog post that was also published today for McQueen’s 86th birthday about he and MacGraw working together while making The Getaway.)
Steve McQueen as Carter “Doc” McCoy, Texas bank robber and parolee
Texas, Spring 1972
Film: The Getaway
Release Date: December 13, 1972
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Men’s Costumer: Kent James
WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
If nothing else, I hope that this blog has served the purpose of further informing the world as to just how cool Steve McQueen is. If life should throw enough lemons at you that you decide your only way to succeed is to rob a bank, at least do it in style and follow Steve’s example.
McQueen plays Carter “Doc” McCoy, a paroled bank robber who teams up with his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw) and a few cronies to take down a Texas bank and line the pockets of a crooked political boss. The film is an excellent piece of ’70s action drama, full of twists…
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