People were telling me I behaved like Brando before I knew who Brando was. I am not disturbed by the comparison, nor am I flattered. I have my own personal rebellions and I don’t have to rely on Brando’s. - James Dean
he just looks so adorable in those pics I DON’T EVEN KNOW
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Candids of James Dean. circa 1950s
James Dean takes a break from filming East of Eden, 1954.
No problem! And yes, he was very interested in photography. I think cameras and equipment were one of the few things he splurged his money on, and he actually took lessons from photographer Roy Schatt. Here are some photos that James Dean took himself, and here are some other photos that show Dean his camera. :)
James Dean visiting the set of Guys and Dolls.
Frank Worth photographs James Dean… multitasking.
My uncle’s place was a real farm and I worked like crazy as long as someone was watching me. Forty acres of oats made a huge stage and when the audience left I took a nap and nothing got plowed or harrowed. - James Dean (photographed by Dennis Stock)
Ask almost any James Dean fan what the biggest misconception about him is, and the fan will mention without hesitation “that he was homosexual,” which they insist he wasn’t. And they’re right. Dean didn’t prefer to have sex with men; he preferred to have sex with whomever he was attracted to, man or woman. He was unequivocally bisexual, and to contend otherwise is to completely misunderstand James Dean and diminish his appeal. The point is not necessarily that he was bisexual but rather that he insisted on a life without limitations, without boundaries, and without prejudice. If he saw a wall, he knocked it down just to see what was on the other side. He was not a rebel in the sense that he held up liquor stores and terrorized neighbors; he was a rebel in the sense that he refused to conform to what society propagated as acceptable behavior. And that is what made him “cool,” if he was, the cool of being true to himself - in and out of bed.
- Randall Riese, “The Unabridged James Dean”
"Whatever’s inside making me what I am, it’s like film. Film only works in the dark. Tear it all open and let in the light and you kill it." - James Dean