James Dean Biography

James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of the United States and a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant. Dean's enduring fame and popularity rest on his performances in only these three films, in two of which he is in the leading role.

Dean's premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status. He became 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 him the 18th best male movie star on their AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
James Dean
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor
Ethnicity:
Scottish American
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1931
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
September 30, 1955
Age at Death:
24
Cause of Death:
Traffic collision
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