James Dean Was A True Hollywood Icon – But A Director Claimed He Had A Hidden Side

The name James Dean is synonymous with teenage rebellion, due in part to his iconic roles exemplifying the misunderstood youth of the 1950s. His tragic death at the age of 24 has further immortalized the actor as a renegade not bound by society’s rules. Now a director who worked with him has claimed the screen icon pushed even more of the era’s boundaries in his private life.