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Cannes 2015: For Steve McQueen, a posthumous French return
Cannes 2015: For Steve McQueen, a posthumous French return

When Chad McQueen was a boy, his father, the actor Steve McQueen, wouldn’t get rattled by much in Hollywood, finessing filmmakers and executives to become one of the world’s first global celebrities. But he came face-to-face with plenty of demons in trying to make an authentic-feeling movie about Le Mans, the classic 24-hour endurance auto race. “He had the feeling he could be killed every day,” Chad McQueen said. “There were drivers who didn’t think of this as a movie, and the danger was real. And my dad knew that.”  Those pitfalls — not to mention battles with the studio and director over the shape of the movie — made...

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