- I am ashamed to say, Jason Priestly.
- Who cares? You looked hot in it. Carpe diem!
- James Dean will always be iconic. Priestly is yesterdays garbage.
- James Dean. Forever young and beautiful.
- James Dean had great hair!
- James Dean: Great face, image, and myth, but an obnoxious and overrated actor. Not a very good actor at all. Sure he had some charisma, but his cheesy angst seems rather affected and embarrassing. It's not so much that it's dated, it's fake for the 1950's, too. I just can't take him very seriously. Same thing with early Marlon Brando(who was a better actor).
James Dean staring out of the window
James Dean again
- Christian's jacket was more Jason Priestley for sure and Paul Rudd was way hotter than Christian and Elton.
James Dean is crying
- An intense moment.
- James in doubts
- Rebel Without A Cause...
- Jimmy, please don't cry!
- Jimmy behind the wheel
- He is with Natalie now
- Troubled Jimmy
- *Jimmy behind the wheel
I resent it because...now it's better.
- Jimmy in a tender moment
- James Dean is a leged because he died young in a car crash. Jason Priestly survived his car crash and neither his health nor his career ever recovered.
- R20 what a sweet thought...lol
Jimmy among friends
- Jimmy and loneliness
- Jimmy almost flirts Natalie or to be more correct Natalie almost flirts Jimmy
- Jimmy dissatisfied with his father
(Welcome to the club Jimmy-lol)
- Jimmy in thoughts
- Jimmy in the mirror
- Jimmy attacks to his father
(Bless your hands Jimmy, attack my father too)
- Something bad is going to happen soon
No no no no no no no!
Friends in trouble
- Friends in a mood
- 'What are we going to do?'
- It didn't have to be this way
- R1, please say you're joking.
- Lol 33!
Funny how things turn up...
- I need to go East of Eden
- Capricious James
He is very playful
- ...like a pleasant surprise
It feels good.
- Everything must change...
- How things change when...?
- Pissed off...
- ...but better days will come again
- Sounds like an obvious joke, but I was disappointed this thread wasn't actually about James Deen.
- I must work it out cause it hurts
- But you don't fool me...
- Striving again with new thoughts
- If i had more time...it doesn't matter anyway, but it did matter for a while. I love that. I keep that and i can roll on...
- Priestly is nothing. Dean had something special, which is why he became an icon. And he WAS a good actor; if he'd lived he'd have gone on to do more good work. But he was so mentally ill; it was all part of his charm I guess, like it was with Marilyn Monroe.
- I have NEVER seen a thread light up with so much yellow in my life! You must be quite a fan...
- No question! James Dean!
- There is a tv playhouse that James Dean did that showed me how great of an actor he truly was. A complete departure from the 3 movies. The show or mini movie was cheesy but he would have gone far. Before the criticism people should see everything he tried to do.
To me Jason was a poor imitation.
- This thread of course leads us into another question: "Elizabeth Taylor or Lindsay Lohan?"
- This obviously was not meant to be a James Dean tribute thread, but some Cakeboy (apparently oblivious to the reference in OP's original post?) has taken that idea and run with it.
- r6 pretty much nailed it. I was obsessed with Dean when I was in my early 20s, but it wore off to the point that now I can't even remember why I was so into him. I suppose the angst appealed to me and I liked to think I could pull it off as well as he could.
I couldn't, of course.
He always looked much, much better to me in photographs than he did in his few movies, though.
- Lol R52, i like a lot of actors and actresses.
Dean is not my favourite but as a personality he seemed enigmatic, troubled, and stubborn...so i wanted to make something out of him. :)
I also find him very attractive, he didn't have a conventional beauty.
R56 aka Murray you hurt me a bit but you are entitled to your own opinion.
- r58, if you are the one who has turned the thread into a James Dean shrine, then my comment was directed to you. But it wasn't meant to be hurtful.
Rather I was trying to point out that I don't think you grasped what the OP was doing, and I tried to word and sign my response in a way that indicates I do.
Could you be any more Clueless? (again that's intended to to along with the OP theme, not meant to be a direct insult)
- R59, no worries about my intelligence.
I read what OP asked, it's just there is not another thread yet that is named exclusively James Dean, so i had to make some room for him.
I deliberately, didn't pay attention to OP's dilemma, 'James Dean or Jason Priestley?' because i found this thought illogical. A comparison between Dean and Priestley is simply impossible, they are so different, the roles they played are completely different as well.
You were clueless about my intentions which were pure and good. Maybe you sleep with the OP?
- Marlon Brando, way hotter then both. Too bad I was not alive to appreciate it back then.
- Yes i agree, Brando was hotter and more beautiful than Jimmy. That goes without question.
Jimmy had his charm though.
- James Dean.
- Brando and Jimmy were both hot. I mean Brando was hotter, yes. But, James is in the top few of the hottie from back then.
Not in any particular order but I wouldn't kick any of them out of bed. The lot of them were more talented, charasmatic and good looking than most of what passed for hot today.
- Jason Priestly. Bigger cock, not dead.
- Jason of course!
- I don't like the number 66 so let me be 67 for this.
- I can't believe some would pick Priestly but we all have our tastes, I guess. It's what makes the world interesting.
- Because people know that the jacket was much more Priestley than Dean, R68. But it was far cooler to say it looked like something Dean would wear, and Cher didn't want to insult Christian, so of course she went with James Dean.
- *Holds hands up and backs away* Ok then.
- No contest. Dean looked weaselly. Priestly looked voluptuous.
- Jimmy's opinion
- How, precisely, was Priestly voluptuous?
- R73 hahahahahahaha!
Jimmy Dean was so handsome!!!!!!!!
- He was beautiful as a kid, wasn't he?
- James Dean, easily, in part because he looked sexually adventuresome, up for things wild and filthy.
- This is my favourite photo of Jimmy
- R76, one photo of Jimmy for you...
- Naughty Jimmy
- He had strong features. You can't forget a face like Dean's.
- I always liked this photo, NSFW.
- 'East of Eden' behind the scenes
- 'East of Eden'
James with Julie Harris
- R81 are you sure that the nude young man is James?
- I wish he had played in more movies. He was so goddamn interesting to watch.
- James with Liz in 'Giant' (behind the scenes).
A rare photo.
- r84, it hasn't been authenticated. Here's a link stating that the photo isn't him.
- R87, ok thanks for replying. It's a nice photo to watch anyway. Hehe.
- A very young Jimmy Dean
- Dean was a phenomenal actor in his day and a good looking guy. Priestly had the looks, but his acting was fairly wooden. Dean is now dead, and so is Priestly's unfortunate career. Dean was before my time but he exuded such energy. Priestly was dull as dishwater. That aside, I would have bent Priestly over in a heartbeat.
- What the fuck is he doing in this photo? Lol
- Alex haha! You horny dog!
Actually there is at least one similarity between James Dean and Jason Priestley. They were both short!
“In retrospect it seems to me that I felt by being around him something was about to happen or was already happening, but I just wasn’t smart enough to get it. He was fascinating to be with and watch. There was the way he moved. He could lift a glass of water to his mouth with an intensity and grace that made it seem he had never before touched a glass, never carried that particular weight through the air. What he said wasn’t especially smart or memorable; it was the way he said it that made it interesting, the delivery and the hand gestures. I never felt like I was a disciple and should take notes because they would be valuable someday. Nor did I realize that I was lucky to be his friend until years later when he became a legend.” -Joe Hyams (from James Dean: Little Boy Lost)
- Jason Priestly??????? Is OP serious?? Is he deaf? Is he dumb? Is he blind?? Or maybe he's just an asshole.
- One more shot of Jimmy
- R96 eek!
- JD hangin’ with the ladies
- He had built a great body for the 'Giant'
- With Elizabeth Taylor
- Jimmy and Liz from behind
- James Dean in 'Giant' with Rock Hudson in the background
- A very rare photo
James Dean, his father Winton Dean and stepmother Ethel Dean, 1950
- Jimmy behind the piano
- Jimmy Dean with his cousins in Fairmount, Indiana.
- Jimmy and cousins
- Handsome and promising...
- Hmmm...how nice!
- I think he was a good actor but he had small feet.
- Looooool R109. Yes he was 'petit'!
- I'm running out of words...
- He was bisexual...
- With his idol Marlon Brando...
- A gaze says a lot....
- Elizabeth has an eye on him...
- I think in this photo he feels a bit uncomfortable
- With sunglasses on
- James Dean was white trash rough trade.
- Monty, don't be catty! You were one of Jimmy's idols Monty. You and Marlon.
I think that when Marlon Brando went to visit Elia Kazan in 'East of Eden', James Dean was intimidated by him. Look at him. He is like a fish out of the water. Oh Jimmy!
- His mind was running...where?
- Young and gone
- He looked older than his 24 years. More like 30.
- Yeah, R125, i agree. He seemed older.
- One of James Dean's favourite books was 'Death in the Afternoon' by Ernest Hemingway. He was very impressed by this book and he liked to talk about it.
His favourite poet was James Whitecomb Riley.
I also know that one of the books he read was 'Matador' by Barnaby Conrad. John Gilmore, one of Dean's friends lend James 'Matador' because Dean liked the subject of the book. It had to do with bullfighting and James loved anything that had to do with matadors. I forgot to mention that 'Death in the Afternoon' was also about bullfighting!
- Nice body.
- Rare James Dean, Natalie Wood TV clip before REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE -in Sherwood Anderson's I'M A FOOL - introduced by Ronald Reagan for the GE Theatre.
- Capote called Brando a coward because he wouldn't take the calls when Dean called him over and over. Apparently they had had a fling and Brando thought Dean was going overboard in an embarrassing way.
Recall the famous photo of Dean serving as Brando's footstool? Can't find it on line - I don't think anyone posted it here. Brando was open about not liking Dean's subservience and copying him. Rather like Nicholson dealing with Christian Slater, who even had cosmetic surgery to look more Nicholson-like.
Anyway, it's not like Brando wasn't an avid homosexualist. His disappearing with Burt Lancaster to get his brains fucked out is well documented. Although, to balance things, the night he spent with Bette Davis sucking on her breast apparently was one of the highlights of her life.
- R130 you are referring to this one?
- James with his car which he named 'Little Bastard'
- James Dean in one of the famous 'coffin photos' he took while he was still alive.
- I took care of James Dean and I can take care of Jason priestley too. Just give me time.
- Sleepy head
- In bed...
- Throwing glances...
- Behind the wheel
- James Dean & Elizabeth Taylor taking a break while filming “Giant”.
- James with Marcus, a gift from Elizabeth.
- James with Elizabeth in The Giant
- Rock Hudson (back) talking to James Dean
- A total hottie
- I bumped into Jason Priestly in Toronto recently.
I doubt James Deen would still look good at his age.
- Are we sure that is Rock's back in the pic at r143? Is he standing in a hole?
Rock towered over little Jimmy Dean.
- Well, R146, i found this photo in The Rock Hudson Project.
The Rock Hudson Project is an online archive of any media related to classic Hollywood film star Rock Hudson and a non-profit website. This includes vintage photos, video clips, magazine and newspaper articles.
There is also a FB page about him there...
Why someone to post a fake photo if they really are fans, it doesn't make sense. So to answer your previous question R146, i believe that this photo is real, that there is Rock Hudson and James Dean in the background. However, i must admit i found it a bit strange that this photo is so goddamn blurry. Maybe it was badly taken.
Below i sent you a link of the same site with more photos of Rock Hudson, James Dean, and ELIZABETH from the set of The Giant. You can also search this site with this link.
- Strike the pose...
James with Elizabeth
- One of his quotes
- Rare photo of Elizabeth Taylor with James Dean
- He had something special. He did not become a legend only because he died soon. He had a certain aura...
He was so photogenic and strange...and a moving actor of course.
- A very young Jimmy Dean
- Tres tres gay ici...
It's from a theatrical play...
- The play is 'See the Jaguar' (1952), a Broadway play.
- Gorgeous here.
- Geraldine Page remembers Dean’s “tremendous intensity and curiosity about people—always fascinated by everything around him. Most people would be frightened by this kind of intensity. He made people look at themselves and not like what they saw. Unless you kind of welcomed that look at yourself, because it gave you a chance to reassess yourself, Jimmy was a very uncomfortable person to be around."
- James Dean behind the scenes of Giant.
- James Dean as a little kid
- "What the hell would she have in common with a poor farm boy? If it weren’t that I was up there on the screen, her and people like her wouldn’t give me the time of day" -James Dean about Ursula Andress
- “Sometimes he would pick me up on his motorcycle at Marlon Brando’s. Marlon was engaged to Josianne and I would visit her there, and we would practice English together. But Marlon was very strange toward Jimmy, and very upset when he would arrive. Marlon would ask me, “What are you doing with this boy? Why do you go out with him?” -Ursula Andress
- "We fight like cats and dogs—no, on second thought, like two monsters. But then we make up and it’s fun. Ursula doesn’t take any baloney from me, I don’t take any baloney from her. I guess it’s because we are both egotistical."
- ”Maybe he used his sometimes perverted humor to hide a sense of morality that most people would misunderstand. Jimmy had a high sense of morality- high in the sense that there was no pressure coming from anywhere. It was all inner, but it was very strong.”
- Weird that Marlon would give a fuck as to who Ursula was going out with then. Maybe jealous of Jimmy or Ursula?.
I know it's shopped but I still think this might have happened a time or two after a little partying.
- "Jimmy said that he felt like a caged animal because of his contract with the studio, and he said he was willing to give up everything to go to Europe and feel free. He wanted life and love and not only a career. Although he was a very aggressive, ambitious actor, he was very sensitive, with beautiful feelings." -Ursula Andress
- Looooooool R163!
Well to be honest, i think Marlon was a bit jealous of Jimmy. She knew that Jimmy idolized him but i think that deep inside him he was afraid that Jimmy could surpass him.
Of course, that's only my opinion. Not necessarily the truth.
- I think James could have been evolved into a beautiful person. He grew up in a family(uncle, aunt,little cousin) who was there for him even when his father was absent.
Marlon had not that stability with his family. His alcoholic mother could disappear from home for days and many times Marlon was looking after her at nights. His father was absent and away on business most of the time and he was a relentless womanizer. Marlon admired his mother artistic nature and he loved her a lot but wounds are wounds...so i guess a kind of bitterness and emotional unavailability always shadowed his relationship with most people and especially his relationships with women. He was doomed to make flagrant mistakes because he was a very strong and stubborn person and each time it was getting worse.
- I think that Jimmy needed Elizabeth's interest and luckily he had it. She liked him a lot and she felt a kind of strong affection for him.
- Noreen Nash, one of Dean's co-stars on Giant, recalled that the stars Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson had a bet over who bed him first. According to Nash, Hudson won the bet just a few days into the shoot.
- Lol R168, i have read that too. Well, maybe it is true, i don't know.
I can't explain why a person like James could be abusive to his girlfriends at times, especially when he was drunk... One reason was maybe his latent homosexuality.
I think he was certainly bisexual. He was attracted to men as well, undoubtedly! He slept with a couple of them. He didn't sleep only with men who could advance his career, he had also slept with some of his friends. So...you got my point, anyway!
- He was so photogenic!
- Dean was a sick young man. He got off on anything sexually. Even had slept with a 12 year old child according to a biographer.
- No, no.
- That's just filth. There is no evidence.
- James Deen.
- James Dean gets help with his napkin from Ursula Andress
- James Dean does his shopping
- Uneasy? He looks like that here.
- Film composer Leonard Rosenman was one of Dean's friends. Rosenman composed the scores 'East of Eden' and for 'Rebel Without a Cause'.
- Omg, look where Dean's hand is in this photo...
- From Rebel Without a Cause
- He was more photogenic than Brando. Brando was more beautiful, but Dean is more interesting to the eye, more poetic, more of an artist.
However....we don't know how he would end up if he managed to get old. Maybe he would become fat like Marlon...who knows? Marlon got fat at a very young age. Only in his 4 first movies he was really fit and an absolute peach. In his fifth movie, 'The Wild One', he began to put on weight.
However, as a human being Dean(at least at the beginning of his career) was stingy with money, unlike Brando. Brando from the beginning was willing to give his friends money when they were in a difficult position unlike Dean.
- It's obvious neither of them were good drivers.
- I saw Giant two weeks ago. I could not stand James Dean. What a ham and poseur.
- He was a poser but he was actually a good actor and he had star quality.
- His acting has not aged well (very staged and overwrought - bordering on camp), but his style and offbeat looks are iconic.
- He looks good on postcards and posters. Is acting has not aged well.
James Dean Head Mug by Clay Art San Francisco CA
- Lying on the couch and have Jimmy Dean looking at you...
- My needy puppy!
- A wild sugar.
- Very handsome. He was short, so what?
- “There were times when I was in his dressing room and he’d tell me, ‘I dont feel like talking, but stay anyway.’ I would sit there and read while he listened to music and played his bongo drums.”
Faye Nuell, Natalie Wood’s double in Rebel
"For many, a relationship with Jimmy was complex, even obsessive. For him it was simple and probably much less important. He was intensely determined not to be loved or love. He could be absorbed, fascinated, attracted by things new or beautiful, but he would never surrender himself. There were girls convinced they were the only ones in his life (often at the same time, there were so many people and things in his life at the same time), when they were no more than occasions."
-Nicholas Ray, director of Rebel Without A Cause
“I don’t think people should be subservient to movie idols. And I do not idolize Marlon Brando. Brando! If I imitate him subconsciously, I don’t know about it. If I do it consciously, I’d be a fool to admit it. I would like to be a star in my own sense. I mean to be a very consummate actor, to have more difficult roles and fill them to my satisfaction. But not to be a star on the basis of gold plating. A real star carries its own illumination, an inward brightness.” —James Dean
- James Dean had a fear of flying, so he always slept when on an airplane.
James Dean listening to a recording of his favorite composer, Bela Bartok, in his house in North Hollywood, 1955.
Every day Jimmy threw himself hungrily upon the world like a starving animal that suddenly finds a scrap of food. The intensity of his desires and fears could make the search at times arrogant, egocentric; but behind it was such a desperate vulnerability that one was moved, even frightened.
- Nick Ray
- “He was very afraid of being hurt. He was afraid of opening up in case it was turned around and used against him.” -Elizabeth Taylor
“He didn’t show you very much. He’d challenge you to find him. Then when you’d found him, he’d still make you guess.
It was an endless game with him. The thing people missed about Jimmy was his mischievousness. He was the most constantly mischievous person I think I’ve ever met. Full of tricks, full of magic, full of outrageousness.” - Stewart Stern
“He wanted me to love him unconditionally, but Jimmy was not able to love someone else in return … it was the troubled boy that wanted to be loved very badly. I loved Jimmy as I have loved no one else in my life, but I could not give him the enormous amount that he needed. Loving Jimmy was something that could empty a person.”-Pier Angeli on James Dean
- That's all folks..bye
- You can watch 'Harvest' with James Dean on Youtube!
- You can watch 'I'm a Fool' with James Dean on YouTube!
- You can watch 'A Long Time Till Dawn' with James Dean on Youtube!
However, the 50:43 moment is very ridiculous, hilarious! You'll laugh your ass off. Believe me.
- R202, indeed that moment is soooooooo over the top! Jesus! Hahaha