James Dean (2001)

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During his all-too-short career (three starring roles in two years), James Dean helped to radically redefine the way teenagers were portrayed onscreen (and in popular culture in general), and the expressive naturalism of his performances did more to establish the "method" school of acting in the public mind than any other actor outside of Marlon Brando. James Dean is a made-for-cable biography that looks at the star's short but troubled life, his years of struggle before his sudden rise to fame, and the car crash that took his life at the age of 24. James Franco stars as James Dean, with Michael Moriarty as Winton Dean and Valentina Cervi as Pier Angeli, the actress Dean loved. Produced for the TNT cable network, James Dean first aired on August 4, 2001.
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PG
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Warner Home Video

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Cast

James Franco
as James Dean
Edward Herrmann
as Raymond Massey
Mark Rydell
as Jack Warner
Michael Moriarty
as Winton Dean
Barry Primus
as Nicholas Ray
David Proval
as Daniel Mann
Valentina Cervi
as Pier Angeli
David Parker
as James Whitmore
John Pleshette
as Billy Rose
Enrico Colantoni
as Elia Kazan
Joanne Linville
as Hedda Hopper
Karen Kondazian
as Mrs. Pierangeli
Wendy Benson
as Julie Harris
Israel Horovitz
as Louis Schurr
Sam Gould
as Martin Landau
Craig Barnett
as George Stevens
Amy Rydell
as Christine White
Kyle Chambers
as Young James Dean
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All Critics (1)

...entertaining, in a movie-of-the-week sort of way.

Full Review… | July 22, 2003
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It's rare to see such a good television production, mostly due to the Franco's portrayal of James Dean. Although the film was detailed, it wasn't accurate.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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three stars

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MisterYoda ?

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Really liked it. Maybe a little dramatic in parts but James Franco does a pitch-perfect job!

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