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Could Brando Have Starred in 'Rebel Without a Cause'? Screenwriter Says, 'No'

19 July 2013 1:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Marlon Brando's 1947 screen test for Rebel Without a Cause, which was included in a 2006 DVD of his 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire has gotten attention online this week. "Whoa, what a change this character went through: Brando to Dean, man to teenager," says former La Times film critic Sheila Benson, who studied acting with James Dean, a close friend, before he was cast as a Brando type in 1953's East of Eden and in 1955's Rebel. Photos: James Dean Remembered Did Brando, in 1947 a 23-year-old stage star awaiting his movie break, nearly get

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