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James Dean (I) (1931–1955)


James Dean was born in 1931 and raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received rave reviews for his work as the blackmailing Arab boy in the New York production of Gide's "The Immoralist", good enough to earn him a trip to Hollywood. His early film ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1956 Giant
Jett Rink
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
- Broadway Trust (1955)
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Kyle McCallum
- The Foggy, Foggy Dew (1952) ... Kyle McCallum
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Fernand Lagarde
- The Thief (1955) ... Fernand Lagarde
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bud / The Boy
- The Dark, Dark Hours (1954) ... Bud
- I'm a Fool (1954) ... The Boy
 1953-1954 Danger (TV Series)
Felon / Augie / J.B.
- Padlocks (1954) ... Felon
- The Little Woman (1954) ... Augie
- Death Is My Neighbor (1953) ... J.B.
- No Room (1953)
 1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Rob
- Run Like a Thief (1954) ... Rob
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Paul
- Harvest (1953) ... Paul
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Joey Frasier
- The Bells of Cockaigne (1953) ... Joey Frasier
 1952-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Harris / Jim
- Keep Our Honor Bright (1953) ... Jim
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Hank Bradon / Joe
- Life Sentence (1953) ... Hank Bradon
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Bronco Evans
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... Bronco Evans
 1953 The Big Story (TV Series)
Rex Newman
 1952-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Joe Palica / William Scott / Hotel Bellboy
- Abraham Lincoln (1952) ... William Scott
- Ten Thousand Horses Singing (1952) ... Hotel Bellboy
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Ralph
- The Evil Within (1953) ... Ralph
 1953 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Arbie Ferris / Randy Meeker
- The Case of the Sawed-Off Shotgun (1953) ... Arbie Ferris
- The Case of the Watchful Dog (1953) ... Randy Meeker
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Football Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Bob Ford
 1953 The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series)
The Messenger
- The Hound of Heaven (1953) ... The Messenger
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Youth at Soda Fountain (uncredited)
 1952 Forgotten Children (TV Movie)
Bradford
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A.
Copyboy (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
G.I.
- Into the Valley (1952) ... G.I.
 1952 Sailor Beware
Boxing opponent's second (uncredited)
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Randy
- Jackie Knows All (1951) ... Randy
 1951 Fixed Bayonets!
Doggie (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Hank
- T.K.O. (1951) ... Hank
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Immoralist. Drama. Written by Augustus Goetz and Ruth Goetz. Based on the novel by André Gide. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Motley. Lighting Design by Abe Feder. Directed by Daniel Mann. Royale Theatre: 8 Feb 1954- 1 May 1954 (96 performances + 8 previews). Cast: James Dean(as "Bachir"), Louis Jourdan ... See more »

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14 Biographical Movies | 22 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 19 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me. I also became close to nature and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed. See more »

Trivia:

Elia Kazan, in his 1988 autobiography "A Life", says that during the production of East of Eden (1955), he had to have Dean move into a bungalow near his on the Warner Bros. lot to keep an eye on him, so wild was his nightlife. See more »

Trademark:

The red jacket, white T-shirt and blue jeans from Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Nickname:

JD See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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