when he was in high school (I don’t know his exact age though)
"The most personal tragedy in my life was James Dean, you know. I was nineteen years old, and I had such admiration for him," a tearful Hopper said in 1987. "I was haunted by the death of Dean, which had been the greatest emotional shock of my young life. He taught me so much. When he died, I felt cheated. I had dreams tied up in him, and suddenly, that was shattered. The alcohol and drugs brought me temporary escape. That was the first major thing that really affected me. It affected me for years after. I mean it really did. Even now I still… you know, I question. I mean, I can go to Europe, I’m going to Sweden, I go into a nightclub, and there’s James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe on the wall. Going to Paris, there he is… and yet I just feel rather cheated personally. I feel cheated personally and I just… it just leaves me sort of empty and not…"
no, I didn’t know that! but I just wikipedia’d him and I can see why!
oh god I don’t know whether to laugh or cry (I mean Franco is hot too but REALLY NOW JAMES DEAN)
James Dean and Beulah Roth photographed by Sanford Roth, 1955.
in Rebel Without a Cause when Jim is in the police station in the beginning of the film and says, "If I had one day when I didn’t have to be all confused, and I didn’t have to feel I was ashamed of everything… if I felt that I belonged someplace, you know?"
hi! thanks for this great message! I’m more than happy to share all the pictures of our gorgeous JD :) (and he makes me cry all the time so welcome to the club, lol)
Cal’s trying to find himself. I guess this personal hide-and-seek is not unusual. And some people are ‘it’ all their lives - hopelessly ‘it’. — “East of Eden”, John Steinbeck