James DEAN (1931-1955) ***** #18 AFI Top 50 Actors, unusual star of Hollywood's Golden Age - before his early death he appeared in only 3 starring roles in the space of little over a year, and yet became, and still is, a worldwide cultural icon, symbol of teenage disillusion and rebellion.
Day of his death : One the last photos taken of James Dean at a gas station with his spider Porsche. Nearly 60 years later, actor Paul Walker's death in a horrific car crash so closely mirrors that of Dean's, it is almost eerie.
James dean last photo When dream merged with life into the burning scintilla of a dynamite and it goes like bam bam bam, others stand woah, there can never be anything more perfect, as much as I can think of. Dream is made eternal by ephemeral life, and that's the beauty of James Dean.
"Greta Garbo, and Monroe / Dietrich and DiMaggio / Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean / On the cover of a magazine / Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean / Picture of a beauty queen / Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers, dance on air / They had style, they had grace / Rita Hayworth gave good face / Lauren, Katharine, Lana too / Bette Davis, we love you."
James Dean, this is my most re-pinned James Dean picture. 64 re-pins 7/21/15 - Clint - His impact on youth and the American culture is huge. Every young actor of today wants to be him and he has been dead for 59 years. Think about that.