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James Dean | A birthday tribute in pictures

The iconic actor would have celebrated his 87th birthday today.

2018-02-09

Long before Chris Hemsworth and Zac Efron were swooning teenage hearts across cinema screens, Hollywood actor James Dean was on the mind of many a young man (and woman) as the poster boy next store.

Tragically, the star’s life was cut dramatically short in a car accident when he was just 24, but the ill-fated young star but cemented his enduring presence throughout popular culture with just three movies: Rebel Without A Cause, East of Eden and Giant. Of course, his sexuality has long since been debated, but he's always had a special place in the heart of the LGBT community after reportedly saying that he wouldn't "go through life with one hand tied behind [his] back."

To mark what would have been his 87th birthday on Thursday (February 8), we have put together a little collection of the best James Dean images around. Enjoy!

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