We’re back with another look at Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films by Andrew Antoniades and Mike Siegel, the definitive account of every film the iconic actor made.

For this installment on the ultimate compendium of McQueen’s many masterful movies, published by Dalton Watson Fine Books, we’re focusing on the King of Cool’s most famous flick—1968′s Bullitt.

McQueen and his comely costar Jacqueline Bisset share a smoke on the San Francisco set

Here McQueen and his comely costar Jacqueline Bisset share a smoke on the San Francisco set.

He also liked to impress the British beauty with rides on his Triumph (below) between takes – Persols firmly in place, of course.

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The opulent tome devotes nearly 500 pages to McQueen’s career and tracks his odyssey from juvenile delinquent to marine to aspiring actor to global superstar and the highest-paid marquee name of his era.

Included are numerous behind-the-scenes tales of events that occurred leading up to and during filming of the flicks, as well as insights into McQueen’s acting techniques and motivations.

From the cool new McQueen book published by Dalton Watson

Each film is allocated in its own chapter, and the whole is accompanied by over 1,000 color and black-and-white images, including posters from around the world, lobby cards, memorabilia, many never-before-seen candid stills and rare vintage advertising materials.