1955 ~ James Dean walking in New York City in the rain. Shot for LIFE magazine in the moody photo of James Dean walking through Times Square accurately portrayed the intensity and mystique of the short-lived, brilliant actor.
Day of his death : One the last photos taken of James Dean at a gas station with his spider Porsche. Nearly 60 years later, actor Paul Walker's death in a horrific car crash so closely mirrors that of Dean's, it is almost eerie.
James Dean on set of 'Giant', 1955 (Photo by Richard C. Dean received his second posthumous Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in Giant at the Academy Awards in 1957 for films released in