Actors: The Mild One

People are endlessly wondering who will be the new Hemingway, the new Hornung, the new Premier of the Soviet Union. But no one yet has been courageous enough to confront the ultimate question: Who will be the new John Wayne?

Steve McQueen, of course. He may not be quite as big, rough and ferrous as the cast-iron Duke, but he has proved himself worthy. He has displayed reckless fortitude by following Yul Brynner into battle in The Magnificent Seven. He was TV's Hessian headhunter in Wanted—Dead or Alive, serving what he describes as "three hard mother-grabbin' years, but I learned...

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