You've Seen Me

Jimmy would also entertain others on the set with excellent imitations, doing Charlie Chaplin, Elia Kazan, or Montgomery Clift with equal ease. One takeoff he did on Mr. Magoo, the radio character made famous by Jim Backus, was so good Nicholas Ray had it written into the script. “He became other people with obvious passion,” Ray said. “This was a great part of his magic as an actor.”

The trouble is with me I’m just dog-tired, everybody hates me and thinks I’m a heel. They say I’ve gone Hollywood, but honest I’m just the same as when I didn’t have a dime. I went right into Giant immediately after a long hard schedule on Rebel. Maybe I’d just better go away for a while. - James Dean

James Dean photographed by Dennis Stock.

James Dean checks his car before a race in Palm Springs, March 1955.

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James Dean stops to sign autographs for his female admirers in Texas, photographed by Richard Miller.