Dane DeHaan talks about the responsibility he feels taking on the role of James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s movie Life and how Dean was more than just a rebel.
Check out the excerpt from the article below.
Dane DeHaan has said he wants to show that James Dean was so much more than just a rebel.
The 28-year-old Kill Your Darlings star – who is nominated for Bafta’s EE Rising Star Award – is to play the icon of cinema, who died in a car accident aged just 24 in new biopic Life, directed by Control’s Anton Corbijn.
Dane admitted: ” It’s a big thing, it’s a big responsibility. James Dean is one of my favourite actors and I feel a very big responsibility to honour him and the person that he was, in this film.”
He added: “What inspires me about James Dean is not the person he was but the actor he was. He was such a talented actor. And when you go back and watch his films, the way he’s acting and his freedom and his believability and he just throws himself into it and lives in the moment. He’s doing everything that a modern day actor aspires to be, and that juxtaposes all of his movies with old school actors.
“That’s what’s cool to me about James Dean. Not the iconic figure that he’s been turned into, and what everybody thinks of when they think of James Dean and his rebellious nature – it’s the actor he was, that’s what appeals to me about James Dean.”
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Also Dane is nominated for Bafta’s EE Rising Star Award, which is open to the public vote. You cn vote for him HERE