James Dean starred in two films considered the best of all time: Rebel Without a Cause, in which he played as troubled teenage Jim Stark and East of Eden, however, American actor and heartbreaker died in one in 1955 Car accident, making it the first actor to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination for best actor

James Dean would be on 8 February 2021 turned 90, which means fans would have celebrated his many years as a veteran of the screen had he been alive

In 1954, James became fascinated by cars and even considered making a career from acting to racing

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After shooting East of Eden, he bought several cars and started racing In March 1955, he attended his first professional racing event in Palm Springs, California before filming on Rebel Without a Cause began

He won the beginner class and came second overall He then raced again a month later in Bakersfield, California, finishing first in the beginners’ group and third in the overall standings

His last race took place on 30 May 1955, but he didn’t end it because of a car breakdown

James had signed up to direct the movie Giant, its final performance, with Warner Bros, who forbade him to race during production, probably out of fear of what might happen to him

When the film went into post-production, it decided to race again and bought a faster car than before – a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

He took part in another race in Salinas, which was to take place in October 1955, but never managed to compete there

He traveled on Jan. September to the competition with three others, one of whom accompanied him in his car

At one point in the trip, James received a traffic ticket, but continued his journey along Route 466 when tragedy occurred

Another car drove through an intersection and crossed the path of James’ car, which he was unable to stop in time

He hit the passenger side of the car and had his passenger, the mechanic Rolf Wütherich, thrown out of the car

Passers-by witnessed the incident and tried to help, with the other driver, Donald Turnupseed, suffering only minor injuries

Rolf suffered serious injuries and had to perform various operations in the months that followed, but survived to die in a car accident 26 years later

However, James was trapped in his car and received numerous injuries. He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival

While the official investigation into James’ death indicated that he drove up to 150 km / h, which is more his fault than Donald, this has been denied

A former Highway Patrol officer called on-site alleged the wreck had suggested cruising only at 90 km / h, but the official investigation was unchanged from the original decision

James only starred in eight films but won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in East of Eden and was nominated for an Oscar for the same film

He has also appeared frequently on television and has been hailed as one of the best Golden Age actors of all time

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