James Dean

By: Kiara Jackson

James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. His parents were Winton and Mildred Dean. James and his family stayed in Indiana until he was five years old. His father then transferred them to Los Angeles, California. His mother died four years later when James was nine. He then returned to Indiana to live with his aunt and uncle on their farm. He studied violin, tap danced, and loved art. His favorite hobby was motorcycles. After high school, Dean studied theatre at the University of California at Los Angeles for two years. He moved to New York to have a better shot at an acting carrer. His first job as an actor was in a soda commercial. Dean then landed a few roles on Broadway. His role in the Immoralist earned him a trip to Hollywood. In his first films, he only played very small roles. Throughout his entire career, James Dean only had three major movie roles. His first was East of Eden in 1955. It was produced by Elia Kazan. This role earned him is first Academy Award nomination. His next and greatest role was in Rebel Without a Cause in 1955. On September 30, 1955, after completing his last movie, Giant, James Dean was in a car accident in Cholam, California. He was killed on impact and was only 24 years old. James Dean was the first actor to receive an Academy Award nomination after death, and he is the only actor to have received more than one. To this day, James Dean is a symbol of rebellion in America.



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James Dean in his greatest film, Rebel Without a Cause
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