James Dean

James Dean (2001)

The stars that burn brightest burn quickest

  • Genre: Drama, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 2001-08-04
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 102 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Five Mile River Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mark Rydell
star 6.9/10
From 102 Ratings


The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.

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  • James Franco

    as James Dean
  • Michael Moriarty

    as Winton Dean
  • Valentina Cervi

    as Pier Angeli
  • Enrico Colantoni

    as Elia Kazan
  • Edward Herrmann

    as Raymond Massey
  • Joanne Linville

    as Hedda Hopper
  • John Pleshette

    as Billy Rose
  • Barry Primus

    as Nicholas Ray
  • David Proval

    as Daniel Mann
  • Samuel Gould

    as Martin Landau
  • Amy Rydell

    as Christine White
  • Wendy Benson-Landes

    as Julie Harris
  • Karen Kondazian

    as Mrs. Pierangeli
  • David Parker

    as James Whitmore
  • Craig Barnett

    as George Stevens
  • Mark Rydell

    as Jack Warner
  • Lou Wagner

    as 'Eden' Make-up Person
  • Otto Felix

    as 'Eden' Camera Assistant
  • Christopher Lee

    as 'Eden' Assistant Director
  • Gretchen German

    as Kazan's Assistant
  • Bill Voigtlander

    as 'Eden' Camera Operator
  • Matthew W. Tenggren

    as Sound Man
  • Kyle Chambers

    as James Dean - 8-9 Yrs. Old
  • Lisa Robins

    as Mildred Dean
  • Peggy McCay

    as Emma Dean
  • William Stanford Davis

    as Train Conductor
  • Charles Dierkop

    as Groundsman
  • Steven Chambers

    as Postman
  • Lisa Blake Richards

    as Ethel Dean
  • Mushond Lee

    as Billy
  • Phil Parolisi

    as Cattle Call Stage Manager
  • Ellen Gerstein

    as Jane Deacy
  • Israel Horovitz

    as Louis Schurr
  • Fred Parnes

    as Actor's Studio Stage Manager
  • Andrew Prine

    as Rogers Brackett
  • James DiStefano

    as 'The Immortalist' Stage Manager
  • Harry Cohn

    as Hot Dog Vendor
  • Julie Janney

    as Geraldine Page
  • Antony Sandoval

    as Louis Jourdan
  • Mark Moses

    as Dick Clayton
  • Stan Coleman

    as Warner's Executive
  • Mark Kiely

    as Soldier in 'Silver Chalice'
  • Austen Rydell

    as 'Eden' Assistant Director's Son
  • Lyle Kessler

    as Lee Strasberg
  • Chad Restum

    as 'Rebel' Assistant Director
  • Elizabeth Barkette

    as Mrs. Stark
  • Frank Cassini

    as 'Giant' Assistant Director
  • Nick Klar

    as Winton's Neighbor
  • Allen Hall

    as 'Giant' Oil Derrick Rigger
  • Robert N. Gersicoff

    as 'Giant' Camera Operator
  • John C. Flinn IV

    as 'Giant' Assistant Camera
  • Guido Föhrweißer

    as Rolf Wütherich
  • Alexander Rydell

    as Boy on Bike
  • Holly Beavon

    as Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
  • Lana Clarkson

    as Jayne Mansfield (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Karsell Horne

    as Judy Garland (uncredited)
  • Michael Lefko

    as Rock Hudson (uncredited)
  • Karen Teliha

    as Bette Davis (uncredited)
  • Carla Barnett

    as Auntie Ortense (uncredited)
  • Eric Brenner

    as Julie Harris's Date (uncredited)
  • Greg Bronson

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Don "Tex" Clark

    as SFX Crew Member for Giant (uncredited)
  • Michael Dronge

    as Dolly Grip (uncredited)
  • Phil Hawn

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Matt Holly

    as Time Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
  • Val Lauren

    as Alex (uncredited)
  • Sean A. Mulvihill

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Ginger Pauley

    as Maria (uncredited)
  • Matthew Payne

    as Actors Studio Reporter (uncredited)
  • Renee Pezzotta

    as Smoking Woman (uncredited)
  • Brent Ponder

    as Autograph Collector (uncredited)
  • Brian Ruppert

    as N.Y Actor (uncredited)
  • Gary Sievers

    as Eden Production Crew Member (uncredited)
  • Clyde Tull

    as Train Conductor (uncredited)
  • Maggie Wagner

    as Mann's Assistant (uncredited)
Directing Mark Rydell Director
Writing Israel Horovitz Screenplay
Production George W. Perkins Producer
Sound John Frizzell Original Music Composer
Camera Robbie Greenberg Director of Photography
Editing Antony Gibbs Editor
Production Nancy Foy Casting
Art Robert Pearson Set Designer
Art Marc Dabe Art Direction
Art Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Blake Set Costumer
Crew Allen Hall Special Effects Coordinator
Art Dan Perri Title Designer
Production Bill Gerber Executive Producer
Production Mark Rydell Executive Producer
Production Marvin Worth Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Scott H. Eddo Assistant Makeup Artist
Crew Billy Mitchell Thanks
Production Bill Hader Production Assistant
Directing Mic Rodgers Second Unit Director