James Dean Quotes (20 quotes)
“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.”
As quoted in: "Boulevard of broken dreams: the life, times, and legend of James Dean" (Plume, 1997) by Paul Alexander, p. 71 - ISBN: 9780452278400. Also in: "Rebels united: James Dean, the enduring reality" (Brean-Jones Pub. Co., 1984) by Joel Brean, p. 133. And also in: "Rebels: The Rebel Hero in Films" (Citadel Press, 1973 ) by Joe Morella, Edward Z. Epstein, p. 91 - ISBN: 9780806503608
“Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.”
As quoted in: "James Dean, the mutant king: a biography" (Straight Arrow Books, 1974) by David Dalton, p. 307
“I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.”
As quoted in "The unabridged James Dean: his life and legacy from A to Z" by Randall Riese, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1991 - ISBN: 9780809240616
As quoted in: "The unabridged James Dean: his life and legacy from A to Z" (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1991) by Randall Riese, p. 231 - ISBN: 9780809240616
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Dean
Born: February 8, 1931
Died: September 30, 1955 (aged 24)
Bio: James Byron Dean was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden, and as the surly ranch hand, Jett Rink, in Giant.
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