I'd guess most know that's the Mustang commercial Ford did for the debut of the '05. Paid the McQueen estate an undisclosed amount to be able to do it.
Can't find all info on it, but I seem to remember it was shown only once, during the Superbowl and I mentioned to those I was watching it with that I'd wager we'll never see it again.
McQueen was a Marine. Got in trouble several times early on, once fairly seriously when he shacked up with a girlfriend and went UA (unauthorized absense) for a couple weeks. He resisted arrest and spent over a month in the brig.
He decided to quit screwing around and serve properly. Was credited for saving the lives of a handful of guys during some type of experiment up in the arctic and later honorably discharged.
Tragic early death at 50 after an operation in Mexico. He'd been diagnosed with Mesothelioma and the doc's up here told him he was terminal and there was nothing they could do.
Raced cars and bikes. Was also a pilot, a conservative and married to Ali McGraw for ~ 5 years.
One of my very favorite actors. When you look up the word 'cool' in the dictionary, there's no definition, just a picture of him.
If you've not seen Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Magnificant Seven, The Sand Pebbles or Nevada Smith, I'd highly recommend them all. Seem to remember another I really liked...Tom Horn?
Here's the commercial. Steve McQueen Mustang Commercial - YouTube
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