The talented and charismatic James Dean was only 24 when he died in 1955. TWENTY FOUR! Anytime I think of how young he was, it feels like a kick in the gut. No one should die that young, with their entire life ahead of them.
While I love that he left us the films he did, I can’t help but think about the films he would have made and the performances he would have given if he had not been taken from us.
His last film was Giant, which came out in 1956. These photos were taken behind the scenes while he was making Giant and, I think, they show his love for life and for living it on his own terms.
James Dean and Adorable Friends