James Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Fairmount, Indiana.
In 1955, he starred in the movies East of Eden and Rebel Without A Cause.
He would only live to see the release of one of these films.
On September 30, 1955, he was killed in a car accident. He was only 24 years old.
The year after, 1956, his last film Giant was released and he became the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award posthumously.
Even though his career and his life were tragically short, the impact that Dean has had on popular culture is absolutely amazing.
Today, he would have been 82 years old. But it’s hard to imagine what James Dean would have looked like had he lived to an old age. He will forever be immortalized as the rebel without a cause, the lost boy.
He was a damn good actor, and today, I honor his memory by reviewing East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, and Giant.
Happy Birthday, James Dean!