On this day, 27th of October 1955, Rebel Without A Cause had its premiere in Los Angeles, California.
Directed by Nicholas Ray it starred James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.
James Dean was to become a cultural icon of youth rebellion. He made 3 films before his death in 1955 in a car crash: Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant. He became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list.