7.5/10
213
10 user

James Dean: Forever Young (2005)

Documentary of the brief but memorable career of the now iconic James Dean. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film focuses much attention on his early work for television, and utilizes a ... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

James Dean (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi
East of Eden (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris
Giant (1956)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
Life I (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.

Director: Anton Corbijn
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Peter Lucas
Shine a Light (2008)
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Casper Van Dien of STARSHIP TROOPERS stars as James Dean, whose remarkable talent and rebel attitude took Hollywood by storm. But as Dean's star begins to rise, his passionate affair with ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammed Rustam
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Carrie Mitchum, Diane Ladd
James Dean: Born Cool (Video 2001)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

James Dean: Born Cool tells the story of James Dean's rise from small town boy to immortal icon as told by Jimmy's closest family and friends from the perspective of his hometown of ... See full summary »

Director: Denn Pietro
Stars: James Dean, Joan Peacock, Dick Purtan
La Bamba (1987)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto
James Dean (TV Movie 1976)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Michael Brandon, Stephen McHattie, Brooke Adams
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lost in his constant search for a mother he never knew and a father who spent his life as a petty criminal, James Franco as Adam Blande updates the James Dean mythical figure in this ... See full summary »

Director: Gerrit Steenhagen
Stars: James Franco, Dave Buzzotta, James Madio
Sonny (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.

Director: Nicolas Cage
Stars: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Sarah Churchill ...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Wendy Drew ...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
Don Hammer ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Documentary of the brief but memorable career of the now iconic James Dean. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film focuses much attention on his early work for television, and utilizes a variety of archival footage in order to tell the story of the young man who gained immortality with only three feature films to his credit. Written by filmfactsman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

James Dean - Por siempre joven  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in American Masters: James Dean: Sense Memories (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dean and Newman Screen Test...Wow!
24 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

During the mid-50s, everybody was fascinated with James Dean, including, obviously, Paul Newman. I have never seen such blatant flirting between two men on the screen.

Paul wanted this role as Dean's brother in "East of Eden," and it showed. The "test" was nothing more than Dean and Newman standing side by side taking direction from an off-screen voice. "Now, turn and look at one another," the director orders. Dean, whom we know was gay, was smitten with the ultra-handsome Paul. When their eyes met, Newman could certainly sense Dean's "interest" in him. Isn't it always IN THE EYES? Newman boldly flirted back (oh, those blue eyes!) But then, Dean was equally as handsome. I tell you - those eyes were COMMUNICATING!!!

At one point, while staring into one another's eyes, Dean says to Newman, "kiss me." Newman smiles and whispers, "can't here." They both laugh. Several homo-erotic moves and comments follow, something about "I can't let this guy (Newman) get behind me!".

When I showed this to a female friend, she was floored. "I can't BELIEVE they did that," she quipped. Now, I saw Paul Newman in person coming out of Sardi's in New York one evening. You just wouldn't believe how handsome he was and how mesmerizing his blue eyes were. And, going back to 1953, he was at his zenith in good looks. I suppose Jimmy had good taste. Wait 'till you see this screen test! Paul didn't get the part, but did show up the next year in "The Silver Chalice," his first film, co-starring with the gorgeous, Virginia Mayo, who was top-billed. Newman was "introduced."


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
who else saw it in marion? rhinestone_cowgirl
looking for a song ulrike_erlebach
dvd? Dantana_forever
Where can I find the original trailer for this?? Crow331
Watched it on TCM jaysea2
Discuss James Dean: Forever Young (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?