Triumph motorcycles at the movies - in pictures. He turned down the lead role in The Egyptianwhich went to Edmund Purdom. Dean said on numerous occasions that he did not expect to live past age Presents" in July East of Eden was the only one of the three movies in which he had major roles to be released while he was alive.
By then, he had more or less retired from the music business.
10 Things You May Not Know About James Dean
Upon arrival in the downtown Los Angeles railroad yard, unsealing the doors, the Porsche was not inside the railroad-car. However, James Dean was killed, only years-old. Discrepancies in accounts relating to the remains of Dean's Porsche have been made by George Barris - who said the race car was loaded onto a flat bed truck carriage in Miami, Florida, for return to his California shop. He was offered the lead role in The Silver Chalicebut he and his agent thought the script was poor and he passed on it. Dean commented that it was like 'taking hold of a thunderbolt.
After his death, the role went to Anthony Perkins. Success in this movie led him also to star in Rebel Without a Causeand he picked up a supporting role in Giant. He attended and graduated from Santa Monica College, a California junior college that boasts its elite drama program. Dean was unable to finish the rally due to a blown piston ending Dean's rally race participation. The interiors of East of Eden were all filmed on studio sound stage sets at the Warner Brothers Burbank Studio lot. Get the facts on the actor who epitomized coolness and youthful angst. His closest and most intimate friend for the last five years of his life was William Bast.