Quiz: Too fast, too young: The James Dean Quiz
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Too fast, too young: The James Dean Quiz
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

James Dean starred in just a handful of films in his too-short career, but his talent and iconic style have kept him in the headlines more than half a century after his death. Take our quiz to see how much you know about this '50s film star.

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What state can call James Dean a hometown hero?
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What was Dean's college major?
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What product gave Dean his first professional acting gig?
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In what year did Dean land his first part in a Hollywood film?
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What was Dean's first major film?
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Who wrote the novel that inspired the "East of Eden" film?
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True or false: Dean only received top billing in one film in his entire career.
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What was the name of Dean's character in "East of Eden"?
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How does Caleb strike it rich in "East of Eden"?
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True or false: Dean died before "Rebel Without a Cause" was released.
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Which actress co-starred with Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause"?
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Where does Dean's character, Jim Stark, get into a knife fight with bully Buzz Gunderson?
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How does Buzz die in "Rebel Without a Cause"?
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Who gets shot by the police at the end of "Rebel Without a Cause"?
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What role did James Dean play in "Giant"?
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Which actor co-starred with James Dean in "Giant"?
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Who leaves Jett a piece of property when she is thrown off a horse in "Giant"?
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What does Jett discover on his land in "Giant"?
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True or false: Dean got a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars for "East of Eden."
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What killed James Dean?
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True or false: James Dean was alone in his car when he died.
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True or false: Dean had a record of driving too fast.
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What nickname did Dean give the Porsche he crashed in?
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True or false: The handsome James Dean was missing his front teeth.
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How old was Dean when he died?
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True or false: Some biographers characterize Dean as bisexual.
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Liz Sheridan wrote a memoir about her life with Dean. You probably know Sheridan from what show?
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True or false: James Dean was a successful athlete in high school.
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Who got Dean's estate when he died?
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James Dean was briefly employed on which show before he hit it big?
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