“When he wasn’t acting or racing cars, Dean liked to practice magic tricks. A smoker, who was often photographed with a cigarette dangling from his mouth, Dean put a magical spin on his tobacco habit: he would put an unlit cigarette and a flaming match into his mouth and then pull out a burning cigarette. Another reason why Dean was smoking hot.”


There’s been this postmortem debate about whether James Dean was gay or not. What do you think? “ I loved Jimmy. We used to sit up and talk and talk…He hadn’t made up his mind. He was only twenty four when he died. But he was certainly fascinated by women. He flirted around. He and I…twinkled…we had a…well…a…little twinkle for each other.”


“Am I in love? Absolutely. I’m in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. I’m a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, I’m unable to love anyone tangible. I have sacrificed a physical bond, for a metaphysical relationship. I am the ultimate idealistic lover.” - James Dean