Rebel w/o a cause

Whatever’s inside making me what I am, it’s like film. Film only works in the dark. Tear it all open and let in the light and you kill it.

American teenagers of the mid-1950s, when James Dean's major films were made, identified with Dean and the roles he played, especially that of Jim Stark in Rebel Without A Cause. The film depicts the dilemma of a typical teenager of the time, who feels that no one, not even his peers, can understand him.

Joe Hyams says that Dean was "one of the rare stars, like Rock Hudson and Montgomery Clift, whom both men and women find sexy".

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.