James Dean (2001 TV Movie)
[about an audition]
Martin Landau: You never know. I mean look at me; when I tried out for "Tennesse Williams" I thought I was terrible.
James Dean: You were terrible... you didn't get the part
Martin Landau: Just a detail.
Winton Dean: That's a nice car.
James Dean: Yeah, it's alluminum. They only made 30.
Winton Dean: Must have cost a lot.
James Dean: Well, I got a lot.
James Dean: I need to talk to you.
Winton Dean: Ethel's waiting for me.
James Dean: Well, then why don't you let her wait.
Winton Dean: Now, hold on, young man. Don't take that attitude with me.
James Dean: No, I need to talk to you right now!
Winton Dean: But I don't have to...
James Dean: No, look! Everybody thinks I'm great except you!
Winton Dean: Well, fine, listen to them...
James Dean: Don't you read the papers? I'm in the papers! Everybody wants to meet me except you! Why? Why is that?
Winton Dean: The stupidest mistake you've ever made...
James Dean: Just shut up and listen to me! Why don't you talk to me? You're my father!
[grabs his father's shirt]
James Dean: Please!
Winton Dean: I deserve some damn respect...
James Dean: Dad, I was 9 years old! 9 years old! Now open your mouth and talk to me!
Winton Dean: Just calm down.
James Dean: [grabbing his father] You talk to me! Dad, please! Talk to me, please!
Rolf Wütherich: See that piece on you in the LA Times?
James Dean: No, why? I get hammered?
Rolf Wütherich: [laughs] Opposite. They said you're gonna get bigger than Brando and Clift together. Can you believe it?
[They both laugh]
Rolf Wütherich: Watch that Ford.
[car signals left-hand turn]
Rolf Wütherich: He's turning left.
James Dean: He's gotta see us.
James Dean: I took the train right back to Indiana again. This time my father came with me.