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Cannes: Watch Steve McQueen Race in Clip from Cannes Doc ‘The Man & Le Mans’

Cannes: Watch Steve McQueen Race in Clip from Cannes Doc 'The Man & Le Mans'

Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna’s “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans,” premiering in the Cannes Classics section, follows the king of cool’s journey to make a film in the 1970s about France’s 25-hour race, “Le Mans.” During the six months he worked on the film, his director John Sturges quit, his marriage disintegrated, his Solar Productions neared bankruptcy and he was rumored to be on Charles Manson’s kill list.

“Le Mans” ultimately went to director Lee H. Katzin and flopped at the 1971 box office.

Content Media will be selling the documentary in the Cannes Market, and according to Variety it’s “an extraordinary, moving, white-knuckle drive with one of the greatest movie stars of all time, and the film that almost destroyed him.”

McQueen’s son Chad McQueen will be in Cannes to present “The Man & Le Mans” alongside the filmmakers.

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