He was much more beautiful, and much more interesting, and much more complicated than any of the parts that he played, or any of the performances that you saw. - Dennis Hopper James Byron Dean (Feb. 1931 - Sept. via jamesdeandaily: photographed of

39 years ago today Marlon Brando declines his Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather to draw attention to the plight of Native Americans ©Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos

James dean last photo When dream merged with life into the burning scintilla of a dynamite and it goes like bam bam bam, others stand woah, there can never be anything more perfect, as much as I can think of. Dream is made eternal by ephemeral life, and that's the beauty of James Dean.

Gregory Peck, first name Eldred, was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. Born April 5, 1916 and Died June 12, 2003 (aged 87) from Bronchopneumonia. Married twice: Greta Kukkonen (1942–55) Veronique Passani (1955–2003; his death) Father of 5

James Dean once said, “Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.”

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