James Dean

1931 - 1955

James Dean

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Dean has received more than 12,892,091 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular actor.

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  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 76.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Dean ranks 29 out of 8,832Before him are Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Sarah Bernhardt, Louis de Funès, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bud Spencer. After him are Patrick Swayze, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Romy Schneider, Debbie Reynolds, Kirk Douglas, and Chuck Norris.

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Among people born in 1931, James Dean ranks 5Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Rajneesh, and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. After him are Raúl Castro, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Anatoly Dyatlov, João Gilberto, Robert Duvall, and Philip Kotler. Among people deceased in 1955, James Dean ranks 4Before him are Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Alexander Fleming. After him are Dale Carnegie, José Ortega y Gasset, Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Arthur Honegger, António Egas Moniz, Helmuth Weidling, and Charlie Parker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Dean ranks 77 out of 12,171Before him are Woody Allen (1935), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Louis Armstrong (1901), and John D. Rockefeller (1839). After him are Patrick Swayze (1952), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Frank Sinatra (1915), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Kirk Douglas (1916), and Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Dean ranks 12Before him are Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Morgan Freeman (1937), James Stewart (1908), Jack Nicholson (1937), and Robert De Niro (1943). After him are Patrick Swayze (1952), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Kirk Douglas (1916), Chuck Norris (1940), Robert Redford (1936), and Meryl Streep (1949).