James Dean

James Dean

The rebel himself.  James Dean amazes me.  He was only 24 when he died and made only 3 motion pictures.  Yet, more than 50 years later he stands as an icon.  The epitome of forever young.  The epitome of teenage rebellion.  And for us actors, the epitome of going against the grain to get noticed.  This man was unbelievably talented; following method acting, he did some strange things on set to get into character.  Not only do I like his on screen moments of brilliance but I do like his off screen ones too.  Although a little bit kooky, he was a loose cannon, fast cars, a pack of smokes and a fight or two that almost always related to someone’s comment about his acting.

 




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