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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson ... Dennis Stock
Peter Lucas ... Nicholas Ray
Lauren Gallagher ... Natalie Wood
Kendal Rae ... Messy Actress
Drew Leger Drew Leger ... Boyfriend
Dane DeHaan ... James Dean (as Dane Dehaan)
Alessandra Mastronardi ... Pier Angeli
John Blackwood ... Raymond Massey
Jason Blicker ... Journalist
Emily Hurson ... Publicity Trooper
Kristian Bruun ... Roger
Joel Edgerton ... John Morris
Emma Pedersen ... John Morris' Secretary
Stella Schnabel Stella Schnabel ... Norma
Allison Brennan ... Jack Warner's Assistant
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This movie chronicles the story behind the 1955 LIFE Magazine photo thread by Dennis Stock of then-rising star, James Dean, and gives us an inside look at some of Hollywood's most iconic images and into the life of a gifted, but troubled man.

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Based on a true story. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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12 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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UK | Germany | Canada | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Life - La naissance d'une légende See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both actors who have portrayed Harry Osborn in live-action Spider-Man movies (Dane DeHaan and James Franco) have also portrayed James Dean. See more »

Goofs

Pay Phones in 1955 did not have metal cords or the receivers shown in the film. See more »

Quotes

James Dean: One more orgasm behind you and one step closer to death.
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Connections

References De verloren zoon (1955) See more »

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Dreamin's No Good
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Its an OK drama.
16 April 2016 | by nikolobgSee all my reviews

A movie about James Dean stands or falls by the portrayal of the man. Everything else is secondary to capturing that unique mesmerizing person.

I am a straight male, yet I remember the first time I googled that name and started browsing his photos. There was something there completely out of the ordinary. Strength with fragility, sadness with mischievousness, rebellion resting in the moment. Its like watching young Marlon Brando or Ryan Gosling in a movie like Drive, there is something extraordinary there your brain cant define but can understand.

Dane DeHaan, who I don't know outside of this movie, could probably portray Justin Bieber just fine, but playing James Dean requires a different beast of an actor all together.


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