You had a laugh that came right from the pit of your stomach - it was wholesome; such a natural form of energy and excitement that’s shown through your dimpled cheeks and your eyes that squinted ever so slightly. Its obvious you enjoyed it, it is one of many things we enjoy seeing from you - but unfortunately for us, we only got to see that moment captured three times on film, it separated you from your characters, and the sound of your laugh is one of those things that we are able to hear over and over in our minds, it had personality in itself. It has a certain form of ‘emotional capability’ that we remember, that makes us either smile, or cry. Seeing as it just brightened his face immensely, I sincerely hope he allows himself to laugh today…where ever he might be.
“He scares me, the way he looks at you… like an animal”
I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one, that has frightened and inspired us, so that we live in a Pearl White serial of continuing thought and wonder. Humans are caught in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too — in a net of good and evil. I think this is the only story we have and that it occurs on all levels of feeling and intelligence. Virtue and vice were warp and woof (old terms for weaving cloth) of our first consciousness, and they will be the fabric of our last, and this despite changes we might impose on field and river and mountain, on economy and manners. There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well — or ill?
James Dean on the set of East of Eden
❝Any law against throwing stones?
Happy 82nd Birthday, Jimmy
❝I think he was pure gold. That image he created on the screen, the three roles that he played, are as contemporary today as they were when they were made. I think there’s no question he was one of the greatest actors that ever lived ~Dennis Hopper
The look he gives the bear with the hat on. The scrunching of his eyebrows say it all.