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James Dean (2001)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  4 August 2001 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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James Dean: An Invented Life  »

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Trivia

Bill Hader was a production assistant on this film before he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975). He told Jimmy Kimmel his job was to bring James Franco cigarettes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and Red Bull, and that James would thank him in the character of James Dean. See more »

Goofs

James Dean's mother seems to have been treated by a mechanical ventilator in what would have been 1940. The first positive pressure ventilators were not available until the 1950s. If mechanically ventilated, she would have been in a negative pressure "iron lung" as was used for polio victims of that era. See more »

Quotes

James Dean: "I'm playing the drums! Go to hell!"
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Crazy Credits

Most of this film was based on fact... some was an educated guess. See more »

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Marvelous Performances
6 August 2001 | by (Collegeville, PA) – See all my reviews

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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