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Why is James dean important?


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I think it depends on the person whom you ask. Jimmy is so important to me for example because he was not only an actor but an artist in every sense of the word. Here in Fairmount (his home town) at the museum you can see his early art work, bull fighting gear, poems etc etc. He only made 3 movies but his acting ability and how he portrayed his roles is unlike any actor still today. The more I learn about Jimmy the more I find how complex of a person he was. He wasnt just a "rebel" he helped liberate teenagers and still does today. He helped parents listen to their children. Jimmy once said "The only greatness for a man is immortality" That holds true for him. With only 3 movies he lives on. He is forever young and forever one if not the greatest actor of all time.