James Dean

29James Dean Quotes

Actor born on February 08, 1931, died on September 30, 1955

James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant. Dean's enduring fame and popularity rest on his performances in only these three films, in two of which he is the leading actor... (source)

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication. view quote

Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. view quote

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man. view quote

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. view quote

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that. view quote

Only the gentle are ever really strong. view quote

Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. view quote

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me. view quote

Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done. view quote

There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning. view quote

I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed. view quote

The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. view quote

An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet. view quote

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