James Dean

James Dean

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actor

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Second part of the quotation is supposedly from a letter he wrote to Reverend DeWeerd, accordingly to the book "James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography" by David Dalton, Chicago Review Press, 2001, p. 81 - ISBN: 9781883052775
Source/Notes: As quoted in: James Dean in Mendocino: The Filming of East of Eden, edited by Bruce Levene, Pacific Transcriptions, 1994, p. 70

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