Actors that find success and wealth sometimes imagine themselves on the other side of the camera, and want to direct. Steve McQueen wanted to make the definitive film about his passion, auto racing. This intimate documentary by John McKenna and Gabriel Clarke is a study in how not to make a vanity movie.
While few will rate Le Mans up there with The Thomas Crowne Affair and Bullit, the film was undeniably formative in the actor’s life and career. It also portrays the King of Cool as a kind of womanizing jerk whose artistic ambitions, though admirable, outstripped his filmmaking abilities. Japanese Title: Steve Mcqueen: Eikou no Le Man(102 min)