Male Gaze: The Real James Dean

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While we may have strong feelings for that other guy — James Deen — there's no denying our commitment to the original. Born in Indiana, Dean cut a short-lived path to stardom lined with sexual ambiguity, family tragedy, and fast cars. Known for his roles in East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause, he perfected a timeless brand of bad-boy cool and sold it with his flawless face. An inspiration for dudes who want to be just like him, and for us girls who want to date guys just like him, it's a shame we never got to see him grow old.