The “King of Cool” makes a return to the big screen tomorrow night in “The Thomas Crown Affair” — the latest of eleven classic films Urban Optiques is sponsoring during the “Movies at the Marquis Classic Film Series” at the historic Marquis Theatre in downtown Northville.
For generations who don’t know who Steve McQueen is, we’ll fill you in quickly.
But before we do this, check out these great clips from The Thomas Crown Affair, showing tomorrow night at the Marquis Theatre:
McQueen’s life had all of the marks of either a disaster or a major success story.
His father was a barnstorming stunt pilot and his mother was young, rebellious, alcoholic. McQueen’s mom left him at the doorstep of his grandparents, and for much of his youth, he bounced between stability and chaos. Eventually he wound up in a reform school, where he straightened up his act, became a leader and eventually moved on to take acting lessons.