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James Dean: The First American Teenager1976

  • 3.7
James Dean is one of popular culture's greatest icons. He was the archetypal Hollywood rebel who lived fast and died tragically young at the age of just twenty-four. Dean's starring roles included EAST OF EDEN, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and GIANT, but his reputation as an actor and a man surpassed his short film career. In this definitive biography, Ray Connolly, David Puttnam and Sandy Lieberson trace the enigma that was James Dean. Using a combination of exclusive interviews with Dean's contemporaries and footage from his films and life, JAMES DEAN: THE FIRST AMERICAN TEENAGER follows Dean from his humble upbringing on a farm to Hollywood super-stardom.

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The best documentary I've seen about James Dean; loved it.

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The best documentary I've seen about James Dean; loved it.

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Quite good early documentary about James Dean, with good film clips and commentary from some of his costars and contemporaries.

Good documentary. Lousy music. I mean, come on, Candle in The Wind?

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Could have had more information of his childhood and teenage years.