The short life of James Dean
A retrospective of the actor's great, but brief, career
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There are few bad boys as well known as James Dean. Although he only appeared in three major movies, viewers were charmed by his casual rebelliousness and aloof attitude, alongside his striking looks. He acted in films which mirrored the disillusionment of the youth of the '50s, and brought new color to old tales. Sadly, he was only 24 when he passed away in a tragic car accident, putting an end to what would have been a magnificent career.
To discover the life and success of this enigmatic actor, click through this gallery.
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CELEBRITY Pantone color of the year
CELEBRITY High school