This is a vintage mirror featuring James Dean, the iconic movie actor. It is a unique collectible item that showcases excellent detail in depicting the actor's signature pose and famous look. The mirror is encased in a lovely wooden frame with gold edging and comes in excellent vintage condition, with minimal signs of authentic ageing.
James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931, and passed away on September 30, 1955. He was an American actor widely known for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, and Giant. During his brief career of just five years, he became a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement.
Dean's portrayal of troubled teenager Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause is one of his most celebrated roles. He also played the character of loner Cal Trask in East of Eden and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant. His performances in these movies earned him two posthumous Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.
In 1955, James Dean died in a car accident. He became the first actor to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in East of Eden. The following year, he received a second posthumous nomination for his role in Giant, making him the only actor with two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list.