A trio of Steve McQueen films

The Sand Pebbles

McQueen earned his only Oscar nomination for lead actor for this 1966 Robert Wise-directed epic in which he plays a sweet, but rebellious

U.S. Navy

machinist mate Jake Holman toiling aboard a gunboat in the Yangtze River in China in 1926.

The Great Escape

McQueen gained superstar status in this iconic 1963

World War II

adventure set in a German POW camp as the baseball obsessed "Cooler King" who makes a daring escape on a motorcycle.

The Thomas Crown Affair

McQueen traded in his customary jeans and bomber jacket for a suit in this 1968 romantic caper film as a millionaire businessman who pulls off the perfect crime.

Faye Dunaway

is the insurance investigator whom he romances.