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    Born on February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana

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Giant (1956)

James Dean as "Jett Rink"

Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.

Academy Award (1956) Nominated Best Actor

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Aug 23rd 2010, 5:45PM

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Feb 18th 2007, 2:02PM

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Dec 17th 2006, 7:02AM

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Mar 31st 2006, 11:04AM

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Mar 30th 2006, 2:05PM

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