Who Owns James Dean? (Or: How They’re Going To Digitally Bring Back Dead Actors)

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You have no doubt heard of by now the upcoming Vietnam War movie Finding Jackwhich will (as of this writing) star a CGI-resurrected James Dean.

Dean’s “casting”—and the public furor that followed—brought up an interesting question.

Who “owns” James Dean?

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Sex and Death: The Brief Friendship Of James Dean And Vampira

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We have the same neuroses.
–Maila Nurmi on her friendship with James Dean

Irresistibly bound up in the seemingly eternal icon of James Dean is equal parts sex and death, like sweet heroin to the angst-ridden teenagers of multiple decades. So perhaps it was only fitting that one of Dean’s supposed “best friends” also encapsulated that dark wedding of eroticism and morbidity, her simultaneously cadaverous and sexy visage spawning a veritable amazonian army of the undead.

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