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 14,367,660 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). James Dean is the 34th most popular actor (down from 28th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from United States (down from 77th in 2019) and the 16th 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 34 out of 10,030Before him are Danny DeVito, Elizabeth Taylor, Dustin Hoffman, Patrick Swayze, Romy Schneider, and Terence Hill. After him are Debbie Reynolds, Meryl Streep, Claudia Cardinale, Anthony Quinn, Charles Bronson, and Michael Douglas.

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Among people born in 1931, James Dean ranks 6Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Rajneesh, Boris Yeltsin, Toni Morrison, and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. After him are Raúl Castro, Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Chun Doo-hwan, 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, Fernand Léger, José Ortega y Gasset, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Charlie Parker, Sadako Sasaki, Arthur Honegger, and Helmuth Weidling.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Dean ranks 84 out of 15,968Before him are Dustin Hoffman (1937), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Patrick Swayze (1952), Frank Sinatra (1915), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), and Johnny Cash (1932). After him are Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Tina Turner (1939), Rosa Parks (1913), and Henry David Thoreau (1817).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Dean ranks 16Before him are Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), Judy Garland (1922), Danny DeVito (1944), Dustin Hoffman (1937), and Patrick Swayze (1952). After him are Debbie Reynolds (1932), Meryl Streep (1949), Charles Bronson (1921), Michael Douglas (1944), Chuck Norris (1940), and Harrison Ford (1942).

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