Bullitt

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Did Steve McQueen do his own driving in Bullitt chase scene, or was it a stunt driver?
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Steve Atkinson

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Steve Crook, Champion

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Hello Steve,
According to the IMDb Tribia page for Bullitt (1968): at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062765/...
Although Steve McQueen was credited with the driving during the chase sequence, it was actually shared by McQueen and Bud Ekins, one of Hollywood's best stunt drivers. From the interior shots looking forward inside the Mustang, it's easy to see which one is driving. When McQueen is driving, the rear view mirror is down reflecting his face. When Ekins is driving it is up, so his face is hidden.

Steve
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Confirmation here also on what Steve said. Also there are some really good articles that go deeper into the filming of the chase scenes. Most of it was filmed illegally without the roads being blocked off.
Look it up on the internet.

Thanks
Ed