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James Dean: Forever Young (2005)

Documentary of the brief but memorable career of the now iconic James Dean. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film focuses much attention on his early work for television, and utilizes a ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Martin Sheen ... Narrator (voice)
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Corey Allen ... Himself (archive footage)
Pier Angeli ... Herself (archive footage)
Ed Begley ... Himself (archive footage)
Milton Berle ... Himself (archive footage)
John Carradine ... Himself (archive footage)
Sarah Churchill Sarah Churchill ... Herself (archive footage)
Hume Cronyn ... Himself (archive footage)
Vic Damone ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Davalos ... Himself (archive footage)
James Dean ... Himself (archive footage)
Wendy Drew Wendy Drew ... Herself (archive footage)
John Forsythe ... Himself (archive footage)
Dorothy Gish ... Herself (archive footage)
Don Hanmer ... Himself (archive footage) (as Don Hammer)
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Documentary of the brief but memorable career of the now iconic James Dean. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film focuses much attention on his early work for television, and utilizes a variety of archival footage in order to tell the story of the young man who gained immortality with only three feature films to his credit. Written by filmfactsman

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20 May 2005 (France) See more »

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wonderful look into Dean's life
5 August 2005 | by rhinestone_cowgirlSee all my reviews

I saw this film at it's American premiere at the James Dean festival in Marion, Indiana. I feel in love immediately and somehow all over again with James Dean. I think that my favorite aspect of the film was how it revealed the "real" Dean, the artist, not James Dean the rebel, because there's so much more to him than that stereotype. The film chronicles a fearless boy ready to tackle the world, not afraid to take chances and step on some toes, but not in a maniacal fashion, which is what I loved. I appreciated how I was able to watch much of the television work of Dean, as well as some of his screen tests, most notably for "East of Eden" in which he tests with a young Paul Newman. This is one of the most wonderful documentaries I've ever seen, and it's because it's made out of love for Dean, and love of art and film-making, not for the almighty dollar, and that alone makes it something very special.


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