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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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Cast

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Nicholas Ray
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Natalie Wood
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Messy Actress
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Boyfriend
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James Dean (as Dane Dehaan)
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Pier Angeli
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Raymond Massey
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Publicity Trooper
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Roger
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John Morris
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John Morris' Secretary
Stella Schnabel ...
Norma
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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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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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The second film to co-star Ben Kingsley and Joel Edgerton. The two previously starred together in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). See more »

Goofs

At the time the film is set (1954-55) it was not possible in Southern California to direct dial outside of a local calling area. Only an operator could place the call. At the time, area codes were used only by operators. Not until 1968 was it possible to direct dial calls beyond the local area. In 1955, in areas controlled by General Telephone (Santa Monica,West L.A., Malibu etc.), local numbers required dialing five digits. Other calls required an operator. In Pacific Telephone (Bell) areas (most of Los Angeles County), local calls required dialing seven digits; other calls required an operator. It was not yet possible to dial direct to New York; it was necessary to first dial 112 for long distance and have the operator place the call. See more »

Quotes

James Dean: [from trailer] Are you gonna make me famous?
Dennis Stock: I guarantee it!
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Ledet Boogie
Written By: Corey Ledet and Chad Fouquier
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If this were the real James Dean there would have never been a movie!
7 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie, in fact I would have liked this movie but for one very important thing: To watch this portrayal of James Dean by someone with such little charisma and animal magnetism and sorry Dane Dehaan "sex appeal" play someone like James Dean was just painful to watch, and utterly disappointing. I am not saying he is not a fine actor - IN ANOTHER ROLE - but let's get real, James Dean would have never been THE James Dean had he not been swoon-worthy, on screen and off, and I'm sorry but that simply does not apply to Dane Dehaan, at least in this role. (I haven't seen him in anything else that I can recall so I can't say he isn't fine in another role.) Unbelievable and unrealistic that any studio or the masses would have been pursuing THIS James Dean. The movie had so much potential but this unfortunate casting choice for the single most important part in the film killed it for me.


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