Steve McQueen

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Birthday
9, 1969
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1969 (age 49)
Birthplace
England

About

English director known for his long takes and serious subject matters. He first gained attention for his 2008 debut feature film Hunger and his 2011 follow-up Shame. He received further acclaim after directing the 2013 historical drama 12 Years a Slave, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Before Fame

He spent his childhood years playing soccer. Later, he studied fine arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London and began cultivating a love of film.

Trivia

His first films were experimental shorts, mostly in black and white without sound.

Family Life

He grew up in West London in a family of Grenadian descent. He has two children named Dexter and Alex with wife Bianca Stigter.

Associated With

He casted actor Michael Fassbender in his first two films, Hunger and Shame, and 12 Years a Slave.