Indeed McQueen was a miserable fellow and all the success and money and toys and women never filled the void he felt from having been abandoned as a child. I'm reading a biography of him now and he packed a lot of drama and living into 50 short years. In the right hands it could be a really compelling film. I hope it gets a high-class treatment like "Walk the Line" or "Ray" and not a superficial movie-of-the-week cheat. (Though I doubt Daniel would attach himself to a low-quality project.)Marisa wrote:And it would probably be right up DC's alley since SM was a tortured soul, just the kind of challenge DC enjoys.
McQueen could be a major MAJOR jerk, not to mention a chauvinist, a cokehead, a womanizer and a cheapskate. But he also quietly did a lot of generous things that weren't discovered until after his death. There is something so incredibly sad about his hard-scrabble background and the fact that he never recovered from it emotionally.
That he managed to become the biggest (and most highly paid) superstar of his generation rather than a criminal or other type of failure speaks strongly of his grit and talent.
I can't imagine anyone EXCEPT Daniel playing him.