Classic film lovers from the around the world will never forget the name of American actor
James Dean whose career spanned from 1950 to 1955. The charismatic actor hailed from
Marion, Indiana. He is remembered as an actor who cemented his place in the world of cinemas
with just three films.
Early days of his career
Dean was got his major in drama from the University of California, Los Angeles. During his
university days, he played Malcolm’s role, a character in the play Macbeth. This was his debut
appearance as an actor, the one that marked the beginning of a new trend in the world of
He started commercial acting with Pepsi Cola commercial, which was followed by various TV
serials. Between 1951 and 1955 James Dean had worked in 34 episodes of 24 TV serials. While
doing the TV serials only Dean had become a popular face and as seen in the James Dean
posters, his charm and charisma was unparalleled. Despite having a charming personality and
an appealing face, it took a lot of time for Dean to appear in feature films.
Dean – The Mesmerizing Actor
After a lot of struggle he finally made it to the silver screen with the role of Cal Trask in ‘East of
Eden’. He worked in just 3 films during his short acting career one of which was released
posthumously in 1956, after the death of the iconic actor. The three films were East of Eden
(1955), Rebel without a cause (1955) and Giant (1956).
In the short stint of five years, Dean had become a cultural icon for the teens of America during
mid 50’s. They identified themselves with the actor and the various roles he played. The
character of Jim Stark, in particular was typically being liked by teenagers of that era as the
movie ‘Rebel Without A Cause’. The film revolved around the frustrations and dilemmas faced
by a typical teenager who always felt misunderstood.
Both in the year 1956 and 1957, James Dean was posthumously awarded with Golden Globe
Henrietta Award and Golden Globe Special achievement award.
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Motor racing and death
Dean’s closest friends and acquaintances considered him to be a motor racing fanatic. He had
decided to take up auto racing as a parallel professional career option as well. During early 50’s
he had bought several vehicles, which included a Porsche 356 and Triumph Tiger 110. Some of
these vehicles can be seen in the James Dean posters as well. It was his attraction towards
speeding and auto racing that proved lethal in 1955. Dean met with a fatal motor accident on
30th September, 1955 in which he broke his neck and died even before being moved to the
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