James Dean, the eternal rebel ...Published on 04.10.2012
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In the summer of 1935, Jimmy's father gets an unexpected promotion. While the country is plunged into depression, he was offered a job in Santa Monica, California. Jimmy is registered in Brentwood and shy boy follows violin lessons and dance kindergarten. Constantly encouraged by his mother, he feats. Mildred it also instills the idea of â€‹â€‹magically succeed and more importantly, to be different.
But even if he tries to fit in, Jimmy knows he's different. Dr. James De Weerd, a very cultured pastor, and includes both spend a lot of time listening to classical music and read Shakespeare. De Weerd becomes a father figure to the children and even take a Formula 1 championship. Gradually, Jimmy discovers the world beyond Fairmount.
His artistic sensibility is evident for the pastor who encouraged him to acting. Jimmy goes to church with her â€‹â€‹aunt who gives her something to learn by heart, christmas programs for example. He likes to show off in front of people but he soon tired of the performances of the church and it focuses its energy on parts installed by the school; Frankenstein for example where it is credible and does well.
Do not hesitate to show his difference, Jimmy interpreting a fool in a drama where he screams and rips his clothes contest. Powerful game and edge impresses the judges awarded him first prize. In May 1949, he left school, convinced he was born to be an actor.
After the war, Jimmy's father moved to Los Angeles where he remarried. Impatient to leave Fairmount, Jimmy decides to go to university with him and went to live with Winton promising to take business studies.
But when it changes channel to register section drama his father into a rage. Jimmy decides to pack. Despite his love for his father, he does not want to give up comedy. He moved to avoid conflict.
In the autumn of the second year of college, the young man of 19 years gets the role of Malcolm in Macbeth. But his lack of technique, special diction and original style leave his comrades ice.
One would have thought that his poor performance had prevented him from having money but in fact, Isabelle Drasmer decided to take care of him...
Shortly after the play, Jimmy got his first professional contract: he dances around a piano in an advertisement for Pepsi Cola. He barely twenty when he left the university because he got a lead role, that of the apostle John in a Movie: Hill number one in 1951. But no other proposal follows the actor and closes on itself. He became irritable if you try to get him to talk and is very aggressive.
Credit Photos : LIFE Magazine & Archives.
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