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

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A snapshot in time-the film chronicles the story behind the 1955 LIFE magazine photo thread by Dennis Stock of then-rising star, James Dean, and gives us an inside look at some of Hollywood's most iconic images and into the life of a gifted, but troubled man.

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photographer | actor | 1950s | See All (3) »

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From Rebel to Icon. Based on a True Story.

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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4 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Life: La vida de James Dean  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Both actors who have portrayed Harry Osborn in live action Spider-Man films (Dane DeHaan and James Franco) have also portrayed James Dean. See more »

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Pay Phones in 1955 did not have metal cords or the receivers shown in the film. See more »

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References Port Afrique (1956) See more »

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If this were the real James Dean there would have never been a movie!
7 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie, in fact I would have liked this movie but for one very important thing: To watch this portrayal of James Dean by someone with such little charisma and animal magnetism and sorry Dane Dehaan "sex appeal" play someone like James Dean was just painful to watch, and utterly disappointing. I am not saying he is not a fine actor - IN ANOTHER ROLE - but let's get real, James Dean would have never been THE James Dean had he not been swoon-worthy, on screen and off, and I'm sorry but that simply does not apply to Dane Dehaan, at least in this role. (I haven't seen him in anything else that I can recall so I can't say he isn't fine in another role.) Unbelievable and unrealistic that any studio or the masses would have been pursuing THIS James Dean. The movie had so much potential but this unfortunate casting choice for the single most important part in the film killed it for me.


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