James Dean

1931 - 1955

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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor with a career that lasted five years until his death. His roles typified teenage disillusionment and social estrangement of his time. He had uncredited gigs from 1951 to 1953 before starring as a rebellious son attempting to win his father's approval in East of Eden (1955). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Dean has received more than 20,203,595 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). James Dean is the 49th most popular actor (down from 28th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from United States (down from 77th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Actor.

James Dean is most famous for starring in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause" and being killed in a car accident in 1955.

Memorability Metrics

  • 20M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 86

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of James Deans by language

Over the past year James Dean has had the most page views in the with 2,170,404 views, followed by Spanish (291,655), and German (288,363). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (137.10%), Wu Chinese (76.94%), and Indonesian (70.49%)


Among actors, James Dean ranks 49 out of 13,578Before him are Vin Diesel, Shah Rukh Khan, Claudia Cardinale, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, and Jack Nicholson. After him are Asta Nielsen, Chuck Norris, Katharine Hepburn, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Meryl Streep.

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Among people born in 1931, James Dean ranks 8Before him are Boris Yeltsin, Rajneesh, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Toni Morrison, Raúl Castro, and Mário Zagallo. After him are Tomas Tranströmer, Irvin D. Yalom, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Raymond Kopa, Robert Duvall, and Philip Kotler. Among people deceased in 1955, James Dean ranks 4Before him are Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming, and Thomas Mann. After him are Dale Carnegie, Sadako Sasaki, António Egas Moniz, José Ortega y Gasset, Fernand Léger, Alberto Ascari, Rodolfo Graziani, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Dean ranks 119 out of 20,380Before him are Jack Nicholson (1937), Madonna (1958), Jane Addams (1860), Isadora Duncan (1877), Tupac Shakur (1971), and Noam Chomsky (1928). After him are Ted Bundy (1946), Barack Obama (1961), Chuck Norris (1940), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Dustin Hoffman (1937), and Dr. Seuss (1904).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Dean ranks 19Before him are Morgan Freeman (1937), Harrison Ford (1942), Nicolas Cage (1964), Vin Diesel (1967), Debbie Reynolds (1932), and Jack Nicholson (1937). After him are Chuck Norris (1940), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Meryl Streep (1949), Michael Douglas (1944), and Will Smith (1968).

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