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Following up my last post, here is evidence of how blatantly great James Dean and Martin Landau are. God, I'm such a dork. This is obviously a picture-heavy post, interspersed with some interesting quotes.

We'll start with Jimmy. By the way, I've got way more in this gallery if you want them.



There has never been a more blatant "check out my ass" picture. That I can think of.



IM ON UR MOVIE SET, RUININ UR PICTURE?



Sup guys, I'm pretty.



Thoughtful. Hot.



OH GOD SO HOT. Haha, furry legs.

"Occasionally Jimmy's behavior bordered on the strange. One time Jimmy showed up at Roy's front door completely nude. When Roy pulled him inside so none of his neighbors would see him, especially the two old ladies who lived upstairs, Jimmy, as Roy later wrote, 'stretch[ed] out like one of those Western paintings that hung over saloon bars, one hand over his crotch, the other across his breast,. . . giggling like a virgin with pursed lips and fluttering eyes.'" - Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times and Legend of James Dean, 146.



PLZ LOVE ME. ;__;



As the gay Arab boy, Bachir, in The Immoralist.



This may be the greatest picture ever.



With his young cousin.



Posing.



Oh god, irony. ;__;

Okay, moving on to Martin Landau:



Who took this picture? Why, James Dean did!



Again, photo by James Dean.

“The two friends began spending considerable time together, sitting in Central Park discussing Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, listening to classical music, or riding in tandem on Dean’s motorcycle. “I don’t like bikes, and I don’t like motorcycles,” Landau commented, “but I’d ride with Jimmy.” Once while riding behind Dean, Landau said, he was carrying a stack of his books and Dean’s record albums and had to hold onto the collar of Dean’s coat with his teeth.” James Dean: the Biography, 96.



And again.



And again!

“Jimmy called me from the theater where he was watching Eartha Kitt,” recalled Martin Landau. “He hadn’t slept in a couple of days, so he took a bennie. It was the first time he ever had one, and he called me at intermission. I heard this voice yell, ‘HELLO!’ I said, ‘Who the hell is this?’ He said, ‘It’s Jimmy! I feel just like you.’ I never heard him talk so fast and so loud in my life. He said, ‘I FEEL TERRIFIC! Jesus, is this the way you feel all the time?’ I said, ‘Holy Christ, you’re not going to miss the last half of this show, are you?’ He said, ‘I’LL SEE YA,’ and I said, ‘Okay man,’ and he hung up and I heard him laughing like hell.” – James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography, 210.



Here he is in '58/'59 as Leonard in North by Northwest.



Leonard is in love with his boss, who is James Mason.



Here he's giving him the bedroom eyes because he just proved that the Hitchcock blonde is a traitor and so James Mason should totally kiss him now.

And I found another picture of the two of them together.



At the diner together.



I linked to this one before, but yes. It's just that awesome.

Finally, I'm subjecting you to this scene from the James Dean movie that aired on TNT in which James Franco starred. Not only does Franco look uncannily like James Dean (he's just slightly too thin and, I'm sure, a few inches taller--James Dean was only about 5'8"), but this is definitely one of the more, uh, "flirty" first meeting scenes I've ever had the pleasure to see.

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