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James Dean (2001)

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

Writer:

Israel Horovitz
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... James Dean
Michael Moriarty ... Winton Dean
Valentina Cervi ... Pier Angeli
Enrico Colantoni ... Elia Kazan
Edward Herrmann ... Raymond Massey
Joanne Linville ... Hedda Hopper
John Pleshette ... Billy Rose
Barry Primus ... Nicholas Ray
David Proval ... Daniel Mann
Samuel Gould Samuel Gould ... Martin Landau (as Sam Gould)
Amy Rydell ... Christine White
Wendy Benson-Landes ... Julie Harris (as Wendy Benson)
Karen Kondazian ... Mrs. Pierangeli
David Parker David Parker ... James Whitmore
Craig Barnett ... George Stevens
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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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Forever Young. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James Dean: An Invented Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though James Dean was close friends with Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, and an acquaintance (through Natalie) of Roddy McDowall, they are not featured in this biographical film about him. Only Rock Hudson, Bette Davis and Judy Garland, who along with Wood and Mineo were close friends and in the tight inner circle of Roddy McDowall's social life were featured. See more »

Goofs

The label on the box James Dean sends, reads "Santa Monica, CA". In the late forties/early fifties it would have read "Santa Monica, Calif." because the two-letter state abbreviations weren't used yet. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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James Franco gave an AWESOME performance in James Dean
26 November 2005 | by A_E_WSee all my reviews

James Franco did a completely spectacular job in James Dean and with the performance he gave he has really set the bar for all actors everywhere, from the past and for years to come. I have a lot a trouble believing anyone will ever be able to beat that performance and he really made me open my eyes to him. In my opinion he is the greatest actor the world has ever seen and I have a feeling no one will ever be able to change that. Not only did he become my favourite actor after seeing the movie but at the same time I've become jealous that someone could have so much talent. Keep up the good work Jimmy, many people are excepting great things from you now. Three words - "James is King."


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