12. The Power of Silence


One of my all-time movie heroes is Steve McQueen. I think the first thing I ever saw him in was The Great Escape. To me McQueen exuded exactly what it meant to be a Hollywood movie star. Yes, he could act, but he also had a terse magnetism that many more animated actors lacked. I still look to him to inspire my work as a designer.


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Steve McQueen was an incredibly subtle actor. Just watch the scene where he first appears with Yul Brynner in the classic western The Magnificent Seven, and you’ll see what ...

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