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James Dean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and as the surly farmer, Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean's enduring fame and popularity rests on his performances in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status. Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Dean the 18th best male movie star on their AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Dean, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 8, 1931 In Marion, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Kraft Television Theatre 1947-05-07
Latest Project:
Movie Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter Than Death 2019-02-10
Known For
Poster of James Dean: Forever Young
Poster of The James Dean Story
Poster of Studio One
Poster of Kraft Television Theatre
Movie Death of a Cheerleader Eli 2019-02-02
Movie Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter Than Death Milton Oberland 2019-02-10
Movie Deadly Deed: A Fixer Upper Mystery Trevor 2018-03-11
Movie Falling for Vermont Spencer 2017-09-23
Series CBS Television Workshop G.I. 2016
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012-02-04
Movie Vigilante Matt 2008-11-07
Movie James Dean: Forever Young Himself (archive footage) 2005-05-20
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Movie James Dean and Me Himself (archive footage) 1995-01-01
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey Himself (archive footage) 1985-03-03
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie The James Dean Story himself 1957-08-13
Movie Giant Jett Rink 1956-10-10
Movie East of Eden Caleb Trask 1955-03-09
Movie James Dean Screen Tests (1954-55) Himself 1955-01-01
Movie The Thief Fernand Lagarde 1955-02-04
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Jim Stark 1955-10-29
Series Crossroads 1955-10-07
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere Himself 1954-09-28
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Trouble Along the Way Football Spectator 1953-04-04
Series You Are There Robert Ford 1953-02-01
Series The United States Steel Hour Fernand Lagarde 1953-10-27
Movie Something for an Empty Briefcase Joe 1953-07-17
Movie A Long Time Till Dawn Joe Harris 1953-11-11
Movie Sailor Beware Boxing Opponent's Second (uncredited) 1952-02-08
Movie Deadline - U.S.A. Copyboy (uncredited) (unconfirmed) 1952-03-14
Series Omnibus Bronco Evans 1952-11-09
Series The Kate Smith Evening Hour The Messenger 1951-09-19
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Jeffrey Latham 1951-10-05
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie Fixed Bayonets! Doggie 1951-11-21
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Armstrong Circle Theatre Joey Frasier 1950-06-06
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Treasury Men in Action Arbie Ferris 1950-09-11
Series The Bigelow Theatre Hank 1950-12-10
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Danger Augie 1950-09-26
Series The Big Story Rex Newman 1949-09-16
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Rob 1948-10-03
Series Kraft Television Theatre Joe Harris 1947-05-07