Notable Roles: The Great Escape (1963); Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958); Papillon (1973); Bullitt (1968)

The undisputed King of Cool, McQueen was a role model for men and boys alike of his generation and his adventurous spirit made him one of the most popular actors of his time. Nearly every role he played strengthened his status as a style icon; from the classic WWII hero to a bounty hunter of the Wild West to a maverick detective, he made every role he played that much cooler.