Tell me I'm the wild one.

His face is so desolate and lonely and strange. And there are moments when you say, “Oh, God, he’s so handsome. What’s being lost here! What goodness is being lost here!” - Elia Kazan

The trouble is with me I’m just dog-tired, everybody hates me and thinks I’m a heel. They say I’ve gone Hollywood, but honest I’m just the same as when I didn’t have a dime. I went right into Giant immediately after a long hard schedule on Rebel. Maybe I’d just better go away for a while. - James Dean

James Dean and Ursula Andress attend the Thalian Ball on August 29 1955 at Ciro’s nightclub in Los Angeles, California.


I don’t just want to be a good actor. I don’t even want to be just the best. I want to grow and grow, grow so tall that nobody can reach me. Not to prove anything, but just to go where you ought to go when you devote your whole life and all you are to one thing.
Maybe that sounds crazy or egocentric or something, but I think there’s only one true form of greatness for a man. If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, I mean if he can live on after he’s died, then maybe he was a great man. When they talk about success, they talk about reaching the top. Well, there is no top. You’ve got to go on and on, never stop at any point. To me, the only success, the only greatness for a man is immortality. To have your work remembered in history, to leave something in this world that will last for centuries - that’s greatness.

Happy Birthday to the great James Dean; Feb. 8th!


“If I live to be a hundred, there won’t be time to do everything I want.”

Happy Birthday, Jimmy! | February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955


James Dean on the roof of the New York Museum of Modern Art.


His acting goes against fifty years of film-making. Each gesture, each attitude, each mime is a slap in the face of tradition. James Dean does not “show off” the script by using understatement… he does not poeticize… He is not anxious to show that he understands perfectly what he is saying. He acts beyond what he is saying and he always shifts the expression and the thing expressed. James Dean’s acting is more animal than human. This is what makes it unpredictable. He belongs to those who pay no heed to rules and laws. - Francois Truffaut

Happy Birthday James Byron Dean! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
(Feb. 8th, 1931 - Sept. 30th, 1955)


When Jimmy was set to do something, nobody could stop him. He was tough-minded when he felt he had to be. And when he laughed, the whole world laughed, and when he cried, it rained. He was always able to get people into his moods. It was a wonderful gift. - Ortense Winslow

Happy 83d Birthday James Byron Dean! (2-8-31)

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