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A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his personal life, most notably the difficult relationship with his father. Written by Mario

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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James Dean: An Invented Life  »

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The movie opens with "Song" a poem written by Allen Ginsberg. James Franco would later play Ginsberg in the biopic Howl (2010). See more »

Goofs

In the final crash, James flicks a cigarette out the window. But a few seconds later just before impact he is holding the cigarette again. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
James Dean: I took the train right back to Indiana again. This time my father came with me.
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Most of this film was based on fact... some was an educated guess. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) See more »

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James Franco gave an AWESOME performance in James Dean
26 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

James Franco did a completely spectacular job in James Dean and with the performance he gave he has really set the bar for all actors everywhere, from the past and for years to come. I have a lot a trouble believing anyone will ever be able to beat that performance and he really made me open my eyes to him. In my opinion he is the greatest actor the world has ever seen and I have a feeling no one will ever be able to change that. Not only did he become my favourite actor after seeing the movie but at the same time I've become jealous that someone could have so much talent. Keep up the good work Jimmy, many people are excepting great things from you now. Three words - "James is King."


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