Nine years later, they met again on the set of "Cleopatra." They fell madly (and publicly) in love and were denounced by the Vatican.Nicknamed "The Battling Burtons," the explosive couple married, divorced, remarried, re-divorced and married others, all while making 11 films together.'I knew I was going to get in some serious trouble with Steve,' she said One scene in Papillon saw Mc Queen and co-star Dustin Hoffman wrestling with an alligator (although its mouth was tied).Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp witnessed events: 'Steve and Dustin really got into it' But in the first flush of his romance with Mac Graw, he did everything he could to get out of it, from demanding the studio double his money to million – the most ever paid to a lead actor in a film – to insisting that his CIA friends had told him he would be assassinated if he filmed in Jamaica.Faye Dunaway (right) was one leading lady who did not fall for Mc Queen's charms‘I asked [the producers] whether they realised that if you drove a car like a Mustang down those hills it will take off.Mc Queen went ballistic with excitement and made it known right then that he wanted to drive some of it himself.’Steve’s daredevil stunt work wowed the crew during Bullitt.A sweet reunion at Harvard University marked a new, yet enduring, "Love Story" for Ali Mac Graw and Ryan O'Neal.
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) There's more good news for fans of the movie: The duo will be sticking together for at least a few more months, as they've rekindled that on-screen romance as new characters in a touring production of the play "Love Letters." That show chronicles the ups and downs of a love spanning 50 years. It's a very well-written story, and I think they will be moved." Actors Ryan O' Neal, left, and Ali Mac Graw walk on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Monday Feb.Actors Ryan O' Neal and Ali Mac Graw participate in a talk with students on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Feb.1, 2016, more than 45 years after the release of their 1970 classic "Love Story." The duo, now in their 70s, currently are co-starring in a national tour of "Love Letters," which is about a man and a woman who maintain contact over 50 years through notes, cards and letters."I was stupid and new enough in the business to think it was always like that." Added O' Neal, 73: "It's the best time I ever had on a movie.And I've made thousands." PHOTOS: The most romantic movies of all time 's most famous line, "Love means not ever having to say you're sorry." The phrase, which is spoken twice in the film, was voted No.