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 ... See full summary »
This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
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
When young James Dean is lying in bed he is on his back with his left hand beside his head when his mothers enters the room. In the next shot his is lying on his left side with both hands in front of his head. See more »
See that piece on you in the LA Times?
No, why? I get hammered?
Opposite. They said you're gonna get bigger than Brando and Clift together. Can you believe it?
[They both laugh]
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Most of this film was based on fact... some was an educated guess. See more »
James Franco gives a marvelous performance as the ultimate anti-hero James Dean. He not only looks like James Dean, he ACTS like James Dean. Michael Moriarty does a good job as James Dean's distant father. The rest of the cast gives solid performances. And the period recreation is realistic. My only complaint is that is the telemovie is a too short, but then again, so was James Dean's life. 8/10
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