James Dean and Ronald Reagan in the tv drama “The Dark, Dark Hours”, 1954.
I was struck by how very much James Dean off-camera resembled the James Dean you saw on-camera. He worked very hard at his craft, rehearsed with very much the same intensity that he gave the part on-camera… Most of us, after a while in pictures, hold back somewhat in rehearsal and save our punch for the take. Jimmy did not do this. He seemed to go all out almost any time that he read his lines. - Ronald Reagan