James Dean young
February 8, 1931
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
64 kg | 140 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
James Byron Dean was born in Marion, Indiana, United States on February 8, 1931, was an American actor. Young James Dean began his career on television in a Pepsi Cola commercial. He began his acting career in several television series in the early 1950s. He made his big screen debut in drama war film Fixed Bayonets! (1951) in uncredited role as Doggie. Dean's breakthrough performance came as Caleb Trask in drama romance movie East of Eden ( 1955) directed by Elia Kazan, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jett Rink in epic Western drama film Giant (1956) opposite Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) drama in role as Jim Stark opposite Natalie Wood.
James was the first actor to receive an Academy Award nomination posthumously.
He study method acting under Lee Strasberg.
Close friends with Elizabeth Taylor.
He dated Swiss actress Ursula Andress and Italian actress Pier Angeli.
He was a fan of Elvis Presley.
He liked fast cars.
Dean died on September 30, 1955, Cholame, California, United States in a car crash, at age of 24.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
An actor must interpret life and, in order to do so, must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet. In the short span of his lifetime, an actor must learn all there is to know, experience all there is to experience, or approach that state as closely as possible. He must be superhuman in his efforts to store away in the core of his subconscious everything that he might be called upon to use in the expression of his art.
Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, . if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.