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.