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James Dean

James Dean was a popular American film actor in the 1950s. He is best known for his three and only lead movies, Rebel Without A Cause, East of Eden, and Giant. Dean has worked with many famous celebrities such as, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Julie Harris, Sal Mineo, etc. On September 30, 1955, James Dean died in a tragic car crash at only 24 years old. Today, after so many years, people still idolize Dean and see him as a cultural icon.

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What was James Dean widely known for?

Acting. He starred or co starred in 3 major motion pictures, East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant ...
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How is James Dean being cast in a movie in 2019?

The unstoppable force of ambitious directors and CGI. James Dean, the Hollywood heartthrob who died in a car crash in 1955, will be digitally revived for the film Finding Jack, directed by Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh. The film will focus on "the existence and abandonment of more than 10,000 military dogs at the end of the Vietnam War," and it’s set to premiere on Veterans Day 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter. CGI teams will...
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Did Elvis Presley ever meet James Dean?

No, Elvis never met James Dean. The connection between James Dean and Elvis, and by the way Elvis was a huge James Dean fan, includes but is not limited to; Elvis dated Natalie Wood who starred with James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause, Elvis was friends with Nick Adams who also starred with James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause, and Elvis starred in the movie entitled "King Creole" which originally was named " A Stone For Danny Fisher" and James...
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Did James dean smoke marijuana?

Yea he did there are photos of it in the Indiana museam vault
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Was James Dean a singer or a dancer?

Neither,he was a very famous actor in the 1950's. For some reason he became quite popular although he only made 3 movies in his whole life. 1, Giant 2. rebel without a cause 3. East of Eden. He was killed in his porche gooing 130 miles per hour in 1955 ...
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Why is James dean important?

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...
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How did James Dean die?

On September 30, 1955, Dean and his mechanic Rolf Wütherich set off from Competition Motors, where they had prepared his Porsche 550 Spyder that morning for a sports car race atSalinas, California. Dean originally intended to trailer the Porsche to the meeting point at Salinas, behind his new Ford Country Squire station wagon, crewed by Hickman and photographer Sanford Roth, who was planning a photo story of Dean at the races. At the last minute, Dean drove the Spyder, having decided he...
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How much did James Dean weigh?

At birth he was 8 lbs 10 oz His normal weight was 140 lbs but his Drivers License said 135 and the Studio claimed him to be 155 pounds. ...
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What color was James Dean's eyes?

Some say blue, some say green.
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What is the name and time of the painting of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly and Marilyn Monroe and James Dean at the Hollywood Diner?

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams byGottfried Helnwein was painted in 1984 and is a copy of a 1942 painting by Edward Hopper of the same diner but with anonymous customers called Nighthawks. Note that the last of the four to die, Elvis Presley, died in 1977, just seven years before the painting was made. ...
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How did James Dean die fifty six years ago?

james dean died in a car accident in 1955, him and his mechanic were going to california. james died of a broken neck, his mechanic got injured too. ...
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What was the cause of death of James Dean?

James Dean died in a car crash in 1955 while driving his new Porsche 550 Spyder. The car accident occurred when a black-and-white 1950 Ford Custom Tudor coupe, driven from the opposite direction by 23-year-old student Donald Turnupseed, who moved to take the fork and crossed into Dean's lane. Dean was taken to Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 5:59 p.m. ...
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What large movie studio did Elia Kazan convince to cast James Dean as Cal Trask in East of Eden?

Warner Brothers thought that the part of Cal Trask was a key one. There were not sure if the new comer James Dean with no feature film experience was a good idea. Elia Kazan who knew Dean in New York and had seen much of his work there was confident Dean was ideal for the part. Kazan based a good deal of his reputation on the selection of Dean. ...
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Why is James Dean important to the 1950's culture?

James Dean was importan to the 1950's culture because he was a well known movie star. He starred in series/movies such as "Giant" and "Rebel without a cause" exc. If you are also wondering what James Dean looks like I recommend you google a picture of him. ...
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What was James Dean's second movie?

The second movie he appeared in was Sailor Beware. But the second movie he had a starring role in was Rebel Without a Cause ...
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Who inherited James Dean's estate?

His cousin, Marcus.
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Did James Dean and Marilyn Monroe date?

Marilyn Monroe and James Dean never dated. They never even met each other when they were alive. Monroe was several years older than him. While Dean was starting to establish his career and status in Hollywood, his life ended abruptly. Monroe died several years later as well. They each lead their own lives. However, both Monroe and Dean are considered icons in Pop Culture. Both died at very young. They are often depicted in art indicating that their beauty and tragic lives. Monroe and...
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What character did James Dean play?

cal trask in east of eden Jim stark in rebel without a cause and jett rink in giant. ...
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What is the longest film in which James Dean appeared?

FIG TREE There is no such film as "Fig Tree" listed for James Dean. He made more appearances in TV than film, but the movies he made are Fixed Bayonets Sailor Beware Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Trouble Along the Way East of Eden Rebel Without a Cause Giant Only the last three were parts where he was listed in the credits and Giant was the longest at 201 minutes. ...
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How tall was James Dean?

James Dean Was 5 foot 8 inches tall