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Peter Yates

The British director earned Academy Award nominations for "Breaking Away" and "The Dresser." "Bullitt" was Yates' American directing debut. It starred Steve McQueen as a detective and featured a memorable car chase on the streets of San Francisco with McQueen at the wheel of a Mustang. He was 81. Full obituary Notable film and television deaths of 2010Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
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