Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

The Impossible Cool



You can have Robert Pattinson.

You can have James Franco.

You can have Justin Bieber.

They will NEVER be James Dean.



Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.


Only the gentle are ever really strong.


I'm a serious minded and intense little devil—terribly gauche and so tense that I don't see how people can stay in the same room as me. I know I couldn't tolerate myself.


Eternity?...That is one hell of a movie.


I try so hard to make people reject me. Why?


My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.


I think the prime reason for living in this world is discovery.



The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.


I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day.


I’m not going to go through life with one arm tied behind my back. I'm playing the damn bongos and the world can go to hell.


If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.

42 comments:

Bravoe Runway said...

He sure is a classic. Even after all these years, he is a handsome gentleman. I was hoping for another babysitting story today..but James Dean works too ;)

Gayatri said...

What a legend, despite being taken so young. Great post ... but let's not say Justin Beiber in the same breath as James Dean ever again :)

Gayatri

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Wow. Great post about a Hollywood legend. I often wonder what would have happened to him had he not died in that car crash... Hard to imagine an older James Dean for some reason. I have heard many stories about him but always loved to hear about his special friendship with Elizabeth Taylor. There are some amazing pics of the two of them together out there. You made my day with this selection, though. Great job, Jenny. Veronique

Josie said...

I adore him. Always so cool.
xo Josie
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Esmeralda said...

Great post!!

Chyrel Gomez said...

Only the gentle are ever really strong. -- So true!

Are we born in the wrong decade? XD

CC said...

I loved this post, just made my day :) *

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Just plain cool!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

debbiecutieface said...

no, no they won't.

Orang3 said...

He's the only alfa.

Shannon said...

he is the original cool.

Sarah said...

Such an icon
x

The Woven Moments said...

He is unreplicated. In every way.

cricketfreak said...

I don't know who he is, but judging from his quotes and his pics, he's quite hot!

Shybiker said...

Nice post. He was huge during my youth even though he had died a few years earlier. His legend survived for the reasons you give.

creativefashionglee said...

He sure was a great man. I first knew him when I read about the life of Elizabeth Taylor. They did have a true love.

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

The Blonde Duck said...

HOT.

jos xx said...

handsome man he is!

jos xx

amy b.s. said...

his cool factor is just so far off the charts. does anyone compare?

A BRIT GREEK said...

Another one of your brilliant posts Jenn... I always walk away learning a little more... Love you for that!
Have a smashing November girl!
x.o.x.o

Sherin said...

James Dean is definitely the ultimate heart throb. Love him!

Mouthwash said...

LOL @ Gayatri.

You know, I've never paid too much attention to him? He's always been off my radar for some reason...but now I've got my interest piqued.

You know who I'm a huge fan of? Humphrey Bogart. Love him.

Really great quotes!

Haute World said...

You can't beat James Dean. The actors of today don't even come close. Loved all those quotes by the way (so very true). There is a huge difference between merely being an actor and an iconic legend.

Movies on my Mind said...

He reminds me a lot of myself.

Savvy Gal said...

i think you are right.

SassyUptownChic said...

James Dean was supremely cool Jennifer!!! He will be forever young. A great actor! I love classic movies and enjoyed watching him play in various roles. Thanks for spotlighting him. :D
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Misfits Vintage said...

Gorgeous, smart, funny, compassionate, clever, curious and with a fabulous, intelligent and self depricating sense of humour... there is nothing sexier than that.

Sarah xxx

Liezyl Gomez said...

james dean! *bows down*

Kavery said...

Great man and even greater movies. RIP.

Meri said...

there is absolutely no one who looks like him, before or after. Very unique!

Punctuation Mark said...

like marilyn... frozen in time for ever!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

I have to hand it to you, Jennifer...this is one of the most beautiful posts ever. The photographs, the quotes...love! :)

love jenny xoxo said...

totally agree with you!! James Dean is like no other!

XOXO

fabulousjunk said...

just came across your blog and I am now a follower. great photos, really captured the esscense of who he was..

-becks
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David L Macaulay said...

he was the epitome of cool - however, I don't think I have seen more than one film with him in.

Miksu said...

Can't believe it, I've read so much about him but never seen any movies!

I did read your horror films post, that was cool! Have to check them out sometime!

xx
absofuckinglutely

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