James Dean (with Raymond Massey) in East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955), which I think is Dean’s best performance. Kazan was a good director for the new breed of “sensitive” actors like Brando, Dean and Montgomery Clift. He understood and respected their process.
James Dean studying his script during the filming of Rebel Without A Cause, Los Angeles, 1955
James Dean and Julie Harris, 1955, publicity photo for East of Eden
James Dean in Giant (George Stevens, 1956), his third and final film
James Dean, from a 1955 snapshot
James Dean in New York, photo by Dennis Stock, 1954
James Dean, 1955, photo by Dennis Stock
James Dean and Sal Mineo in a production still from Rebel Without A Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)