He was a living legend.

James Dean is known as a movie actor and cultural icon. He was born on the 8th of February, 1931. He starred in such iconic movies as 'East of Eden,' 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'Giant.' He was the first actor who received a posthumous Academy award nomination.

Apart from acting, Dean was a professional car racer. He was killed in a tragic car accident at the age of 24. On Friday, September 30, 1955 a 23-year-old student collided with actor's Porsche. The two cars hit each other almost head-on and Dean was killed almost immediately.

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