Dean's mainstream status as a cultural icon is best embodied in the title of his most cited role in Rebel Without a Cause. His enduring fame and popularity rests on only three films, his entire starring output. He was the first person to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only person to have two such nominations posthumously. The family spent some years there, and by all accounts young Jimmy was very close to his mother.
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Although Old Hollywood legends and royal princesses alike may have been revered for their enviable style and penchant for luxury, they also grappled with troubled upbringings and tumultuous relationships throughout their lifetimes. Delving past the curtain of glamorous celebrity, Secret Moments is a series humanizing the icons of yesterday. James Dean is still remembered as one of Hollywood's favorite bad boys, despite his short-lived career due to his untimely death. With his perfectly coiffed hair, dimples, and greaser-inspired look to go with his devil-may-care attitude, Dean became an icon. Beyond his looks, Dean was a supremely talented actor.
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Has that been an interest of yours? I never really was interested in doing mainstream work. Kind of the only reason why I did The Canyons was because it was a Bret Easton Ellis movie and the mentality behind the project, just working on something for the sake of making a movie and just doing something good for the sake of us, not really worried about the financial benefit of it. Those things really attracted me.
Graham told Fox News Stevens was eager to ditch Hollywood and instead, shoot in small-town Marfa, Texas, to bring his Western story to life. It was a long way from Hollywood… Stevens went out to win Texans over because he felt he had to do that, considering it was a Texas film… He could have filmed it in Hollywood, but Hollywood would never look like Texas. Graham claimed Hudson, then 29, and Dean, 24, clashed on set.