Steve McQueen had a terrible childhood. âThis made him the man he wasâ, abandoned by his father before he was born and left aside by his mother, he grew up almost like an orphan until he was an adolescent and became the greatest Hollywood star ever.McQueen was a magnet to the box office because, rather than an actor, he was a style. He understood and took advantage of this, even in spite of making the list of his enemies even longer. âPeople said he was a very difficult person, simply because he was not a tame lamb which could be easily handled. He knew what was good for him. He argued to death with directors to have things done his own way. He acted like this in all aspects of life. Always on the edge.âBy the time he died, he had accumulated 55 cars, 210 motorbikes and was beginning to take an interest in old airplanes. But his love was not just collecting. He used to stay â Iâm not sure whether Iâm an actor who competes or a driver who actsâ.Marcelo Abeal, the author, is an enthusiast fan of Steve, as well as an actor and stuntman himself. After doing thorough research on Steveâs life for over three years, he now shares his work in this unique compilation of observations, anecdotes, exclusive interviews and comments made by close friends, colleagues and people who knew Steve very well.Steveâs most memorable films are âThe Magnificent Sevenâ, âThe Great Escapeâ (exclusive comment by Tim Gibbs, stunt), âBullittâ (exclusive interview to Don Gordon, one of his best friends), âLe Mansâ, âThe Getawayâ, âPapillonâ, âTom Hornâ (exclusive interview to his friend, actor Mel Novak), and the series âWanted Dead or Aliveâ (exclusive interview to Loren Janes, his stunt all his life). Plus, an interview to the last doctor who assisted him, Dr. Cesar Santos Vargas.