James Dean is the legendary hero with a legendary story; live fast and die young. For over half a century, he has captured the world with his casual style, unflinching look and rebel attitude. James Dean has defined the essence of cool and without-a-cause for generations. His star continues to shine brighter and brighter.
Never has there ever been, never will there ever be. The one, the only, James Dean.
Although his acting career was just tragically short, James Dean starred in three movies, appeared in numerous television shows and took to the stage on multiple occasions.
Even though he only starred in three films, James Dean was nominated for two Academy Awards, for his performances in "East of Eden" and "Giant." He was a widely admired screen personality, a personification of the restless American youth of the mid-50's, and an embodiment of the title of one of his film "Rebel Without A Cause."
Although he was best known for his role in movies, James Dean also occasionally appeared on television shows such as "Studio One" and "Treasury Men in Action." Although they are not as well known as his movies, they still had an impact on his acting career and style.
James Dean's career as an actor began on a stage in Fairmount, Indiana. He was still performing on stage in 1954, however this time it was on Broadway, in a show called "The Immoralist."