How old was Steve McQueen in the movie Papillon?

Steve McQueen was 42 in Papillon when he played the character 'Henri "Papillon" Charriere'.

That was over 51 years ago in 1973.

In 1980 he died aged just 50, starring in 48 films in his career, 20 of those after Papillon was first released. If he were alive today he would be 94.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Papillon, I think Steve McQueen looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Franklin J. Schaffner has worked with Steve McQueen just once in his career.
  • Steve McQueen's first movie was as 'Young Man Trying to Ring the Bell' in Girl on the Run, released in 1953 when he was 22
  • Papillon scores 7.86 out of 10 on TMDB.

The cast of Papillon

Steve McQueen's other movies