James Dean James Dean was an american actor Nicholas Ray hired him for the role ofJim Stark in Rebel Without aCause, co-starring Natalie Wood. When he came to Hollywood to workon the film he bought his first Porsche356 Speedster convertible white one
During this time Dean filmed Giant(Dean joined later as filming wasfinishing Rebel Without aCause), George Stevens, with RockHudson While working at Giant, Dean bought aPorsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed"Little Bastard" by Bill Hickman
On 30 September 1955 the Porschehooked his truck to carry MotorsCompetition While Dean was driving his Porsche ata moderate speed on theroad, accompanied by hismechanic, approached him at thecrossroads 41-46, in the town ofCholame, California, a high-speedFord, driven by a student.
Dean tried to avoid it, but couldn’t. Itslammed against the left side Ford andbroke his neck in the crash, instantlylosing his life September 30, 1955, at theage of 24 years. The driver of the Ford, who only brokehis nose and injured his shoulder, died ofcancer in 1995, While Deans mechanic was thrown fromthe car, shattered a leg and broke hisjaw, but died later in a car accident inGermany (1981)