Many of Dean's scenes in the film were unscripted improvisations.
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He would eventually be nominated for an Academy Award for the role, making him the first actor in history to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination. He co-starred in Rebel with Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo , with the film focusing on the emotional alienation of three youngsters and the devastating drama that ensues from adolescent rivalry. He died before production was complete, with Giant ultimately released in Dean received an Academy Award nomination for this role as well, making him the only actor in history to receive more than one Oscar nomination posthumously.
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James Dean's Secret Moments
James Dean. Birthday: Feb 8, In little more than a year's time and after appearing in only three feature films, James Byron Dean became one of the most admired screen stars of all time, achieving cult status and becoming an icon of American culture. The son of a dental technician, Dean was born in Marion, IN, an unprepossessing Midwestern burg that has since become a shrine to Dean aficionados. At five, Dean moved to Los Angeles with his family.
Four years later, his mother died, and he was returned to the Midwest, to be cared for by relatives on their Fairmount, IN, farm. Working as a busboy between acting engagements in New York, he was given his first Broadway break in the short-lived The Jaguar. Dean soon began receiving uncredited bit parts in Hollywood films, the most prominent of which was his tongue-twisting turn as a soda emporium customer in Universal's Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
Then it was back to New York, where he observed classes at the Actors' Studio.