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James Dean

1931 - 1955

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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 17,901,274 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 84 in 2019). James Dean is the 28th most popular actor (up from 34th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from United States (up from 84th in 2019) and the 13th 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.

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Among actors, James Dean ranks 28 out of 9,996Before him are James Stewart, Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Bud Spencer, Danny DeVito, and Patrick Swayze. After him are Terence Hill, Romy Schneider, Jack Nicholson, Vivien Leigh, Charles Bronson, and Sarah Bernhardt.

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Among people born in 1931, James Dean ranks 6Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Rajneesh, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and Toni Morrison. After him are Raúl Castro, Chun Doo-hwan, Monica Vitti, Desmond Tutu, Philip Kotler, and Robert Duvall. Among people deceased in 1955, James Dean ranks 4Before him are Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming, and Thomas Mann. After him are Dale Carnegie, José Ortega y Gasset, Sadako Sasaki, António Egas Moniz, Charlie Parker, Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Alberto Ascari.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Dean ranks 77 out of 18,182Before him are Noam Chomsky (1928), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Patrick Swayze (1952), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Warren Buffett (1930), and John Dewey (1859). After him are Woodrow Wilson (1856), Robin Williams (1951), Bill Clinton (1946), Woody Allen (1935), Bob Dylan (1941), and Jack Nicholson (1937).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Dean ranks 13Before him are Marlon Brando (1924), Clint Eastwood (1930), James Stewart (1908), Morgan Freeman (1937), Danny DeVito (1944), and Patrick Swayze (1952). After him are Jack Nicholson (1937), Charles Bronson (1921), Harrison Ford (1942), Chuck Norris (1940), Meryl Streep (1949), and Michael Douglas (1944).

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