Today in History: James Dean Is Born (1931)


Eight decades and one year ago, a star in the name of James Dean was born. Here’s a tribute to the man whose life mantra was “Dream as if you’ll live forever; Live as if you’ll die today.”

Photo via Soul Tramp

James Dean used to be the man to every woman’s dream. He was a matinee idol and a cultural icon. He was a superstar! James Dean only had his main roles in three films, East of Eden, Giant, and Rebel Without a Cause, but he certainly carved his way to a permanent stardom.

Photos via Skars Dean Franco

Here are some snippets of James Dean’s movies:

Happy birthday, James!

Stay tuned for more James Dean tribute articles this week on Lomography Magazine! Meanwhile, you may we suggest — Influential Photographs: James Dean on Times Square, 1955 by Dennis Stock and James Dean: A Movie Icon With an Eye for Photography.

written by basterda on 2012-02-08 #videos #lifestyle #actors #james-dean #today-in-history

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