James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark
His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received rave reviews for his work as the blackmailing Arab boy in the New York production of Gide's "The Immoralist", good enough to earn him a trip to Hollywood.
✨ James Dean Trade Marks
★ Frequently played angry youths
★ Squinty, sleepy blue eyes
★ Light brown hair greased back
★ Impulsive emotional acting style
★ Known for playing well-meaning but deeply troubled characters
★ The red jacket, white T-shirt and blue jeans from Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
He was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#42) (1995).
Most of his so-called affairs with various starlets were made up by the Warner Brothers public relations. He did have love affairs with Pier Angeli and Liz Sheridan.
Reportedly, Dean was very much in love with Pier Angeli and they planned to marry, but her mother blocked the union because Dean was not Catholic and she helped arrange Pier's marriage to Vic Damone. Before she committed suicide, Pier wrote that Dean was the only man she had ever really loved.
He was issued a speeding ticket only two hours and fifteen minutes before his fatal accident.
He was pictured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, originally issued on Monday, June 24, 1996.
President Ronald Reagan referred to Dean as "America's Rebel".
✨ James Dean Quotes:
"Gratification comes in the doing, not in the results."
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
"[when told he was too short to be an actor] How can you measure acting in inches?"
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★ Beautiful prints, printed on state of the art printers
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★ Super sized 30 x 40, large James Dean poster 16 x 20, or just medium 8 x 10 inches
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
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