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Life (2015)

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A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.

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James Dean (as Dane Dehaan)
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Jack Warner's Assistant
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A snapshot in time-the film 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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From Rebel to Icon. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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4 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Life: La vida de James Dean  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's release is to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of James Dean's death. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

James Dean: I don't wanna play their stupid game.
Dennis Stock: You don't have to. I mean, just let me help you. I got 30 million people reading LIFE Magazine... and we do, we do a great shoot...
James Dean: Wait a minute, wait a minute! You think you're giving me something that's not alerady comin' my way? I lose myself in my roles! I don't wanna lose myself in all this other stuff. And you are this other stuff.
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Ledet Boogie
Written By: Corey Ledet and Chad Fouquier
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Its an OK drama.
16 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See 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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