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 »

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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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The stars that burn brightest burn quickest See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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4 August 2001 (USA)  »

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James Dean: An Invented Life  »

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The beach house in this movie is the same one used in "Beaches" See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, when James Dean grabs a paper out of the typewriter, the number of pages he is holding changes from three to one, and then back to three again. See more »

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Jack Warner: I love you and I hate you.
James Dean: I hate you and I hate you.
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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 Jersey Girl (2004) 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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