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Today’s Menu? Beefcake

By Wyatt Earp | April 29, 2010

Most of my time this week has been spent posting photos of fabulous babes while ignoring the needs of my female readers. Once in a while, I feel that kick in the shins, so I wanted to make amends. Please accept my apologies and enjoy these photos of the late, great Steve McQueen.

Of course, if Steve is not your cup of tea, I apologize for that, too. I think he’s hot! Oh, I’ve said too much. There’s another photo and one of his classic scenes below the fold.

The Great Escape is a fantastic film, but when you are looking for pure action, there may not be a better car chase than the one in Bullitt:

Topics: Coolness! | 22 Comments »

22 Responses to “Today’s Menu? Beefcake”

  1. Dannytheman Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I always loved him, he was the antithesis of today’s girlie men.
    Bullett’s car chase had my heart pounding out of my chase. Plus he did all his own driving. Love those adrenalin junkies!

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Danny – The chase is awesome, and made better considering the classic muscle cars involved.

  3. Jon Brooks Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    The Getaway with him and Allie mcGraw is one of my favorites. Quack doctors with peach pit cures in Mexico, robbed us of a good man.

  4. metoo Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for posting a little something for the ladies. I always appreciate the eye candy. Steve McQueen is a bit like the Irish Spring slogan…”Manly, yes, but I like it, too!” when it comes to the guys. Ruggedly handsome but a man’s man.

  5. John D Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 9:07 am

    McQueen was the empitome of cool. The Great Escape, The Getaway, The Sand Pebbles, and Bullitt are all among my favorite movies.

    Some Bullitt trivia: Steve McQueen did much of his own driving, but a stuntman named Bud Ekins did some of the more dangerous stunts. Ekins is the one who did the motorcycle jump in The Great Escape. The Charger was driven by stunt man Bill Hickman. He also played one of the hitmen (the one with dark hair and horn-rimmed glasses). Hickman also worked on the car chases in The French Connection and The Seven-Ups.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Jon – I love Ali McGraw. Beautiful woman.

    MeToo – I’m ruggedly handsome, in the mold of Marty Feldman.

    John D – So, Hickman was the nerd in the Charger? And that guy actually drove it? Wow. Damned fine driving, though, and I love the sound of McQueen shifting the gears during the run.

  7. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Steve McQueen was awesome! Though I have a bigger man-crush on the likes of John Wayne and maybe Sean Connery a Bond in the 60′s.

    Definitely love that Fastback, though!!!

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Smite – Goldfinger was far and away the best Bond film of all time. At least until the new Casino Royale was released. I love that film.

    As far as Connery goes, he and Harrison Ford are my favorite actors. Watching them in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was a dream come true.

  9. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    oh don’t forget about Clint Eastwood too!

  10. Dennis Petty, aka MUD Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I don’t blame Steve’s death on the failed peach pit routine. Like a lot of men back then, he smoked and lung cancer spread so fast that he would have died no matter what. Paul newman and Steve could have exchanged roles for most of the movies they made. Both were fun to watch and seldom booring. I loved the Getaway and the Sand Pebbles.

  11. Sully Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Epic movies!!!!

  12. Robbie Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    You’re so cool !

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Smite – I wish I could be Dirty Harry, if just for one day.

    MUD – Cancer. Miserable, terrible disease.

    Sully – They certainly are.

    Robbie – You must mean McQueen. No one thinks I’m cool.

  14. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Good God, what’s gotten into you? It’s not even my birthday!

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Mrs. Crankipants – Good, because I have Steve Buscemi lined up for your special day.

  16. metoo Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    If we girls give you our birthdates, can we expect a little somethin’, somethin’ for our special day?? Are there age limits or do we just need a pulse to warrant eye candy?

  17. Wes S. Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Somewhere around here I’ve got the thirtieth anniversary-edition of Bullitt. Included is a “making-of” documentary which, among other things, shows Steve McQueen and Bill Hickman preparing for the famous chase scene.

    At one point they were doing full-throttle laps around a San Fran-area racetrack side-by-side for practice; McQueen steering the Mustang one-handed while reaching through his car’s open window to grip the Charger’s passenger-side door.

    That still remains one of the best, if not the best, chase scenes put to film. Only problem with it is that the ending still makes me cry. There aren’t a lot of cherry Mustangs and Chargers of that vintage left…

  18. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I’m touched!
    By the way, I have a thing for Ernest Borgnine too.

  19. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    MeToo – If you ladies send me your birthdates, I’ll try and ehlp you out on your special day. E-mail link is in the right sidebar.

    Wes S. – You wonder if they thought they would be such classic cars at the time. If they did,maybe they wouldn’t have destroyed it.

    Mrs. Crankipants – I hope you mean the younger “FromHere to Eternity” Ernest Borgnine and not the current wrinkled version. :)

  20. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “Smite – I wish I could be Dirty Harry, if just for one day.”

    Complete with carrying the ol’ S&W Model 29, right? :)

    oh speaking of which, I own the 629 if you want to shoot it sometime. It’s the same as his 29, just in stainless.

    It’s probably my favorite range gun. It’s truly a cannon-in-your-hands type of thing, and combine that with the hair-trigger when cocked, it’s really cool to shoot! :-D

    (definitely a good hippie or other dirtbag smiting tool too, I might add hehe)

  21. Crazy Politico Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Definitely some great film work on that car chase.

  22. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Smite – I am picturing Alien Nation, when James Caan says, “It only holds five rounds?” The gunsmith replies, “That’s because the bullets are so huge!”

    CP – No doubt about it. Good non-use of a soundtrack, too once it got going. Just the sound of American Muscle.