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Steve McQueen is a British film director, producer, screenwriter, and video artist and was the first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture with “12 Years a Slave”.
McQueen's other feature films are Hunger (2008), a historical drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, and Shame (2011), a drama about an executive struggling with sex addiction.
For his artwork, McQueen has received the Turner Prize, the highest award given to a British visual artist. In 2006 he produced Queen and Country, which commemorates the deaths of British soldiers in Iraq by presenting their portraits as a sheet of stamps. For services to the visual arts, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011.
In April 2014, TIME magazine included McQueen in its annual TIME 100 as one of the 'Most Influential People in the World.'
In October 2016, McQueen was granted the British Film Institute's highest honour, the BFI Fellowship.
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