Inspired by the 1955 photo shoot commissioned by LIFE magazine, Life reveals the unlikely friendship between photographer Dennis Stock and little-known actor, James Dean. Stock was 26 and anxious to prove himself as an artist. Into his buttoned-down world came rising star James Dean, a free spirit who would change popular culture from suits to jeans, and from matinee idols to teenage heartthrobs. At 23, James Dean had mixed feelings about his impending stardom yet he invited Stock into to his life, sharing vulnerable and honest family moments. The LIFE assignment would ultimately provide the world with some of the most lasting and iconic images of the age, and it created a friendship that would change Stock’s life forever.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: First Generation Films
DIRECTOR: Anton Corbijn
Cast/Participants: Ben Kingsley, Robert Pattinson, Dane Dehaan, Joel Edgerton, Alessandra Mastronardi