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James Dean
James Dean
Name
James Byron Dean
Birthplace
Marion, Indiana, U.S.
Birth date
(1931-02-08)February 8, 1931
Death place
Cholame, California, U.S.
Died date
September 30, 1955(1955-09-30) (aged 24)
Occupation
Actor
Active Years
1950–1955


James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered in films such as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant (1956).

Dean's premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status.


Early lifeEdit

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CareerEdit

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FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
1951 Fixed Bayonets! Doggie Samuel Fuller Uncredited
1952 Sailor Beware Boxing Trainer Hal Walker Uncredited
1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Youth at Soda Fountain Douglas Sirk Uncredited
1953 Trouble Along the Way Extra Michael Curtiz Uncredited
1955 East of Eden Cal Trask Elia Kazan Golden Globe Special Achievement Award for Best Dramatic Actor
Jussi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
1955 Rebel Without a Cause Jim Stark Nicholas Ray Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
1956 Giant Jett Rink George Stevens Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor

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