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Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.  - James Dean
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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

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Born: February 8, 1931

Died: September 30, 1955 (aged 24)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actor

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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