Rebel Without A Cause stars James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo in this 1955 drama, directed by Nicholas Ray. A group of misfits find a common ground, when they all feel they don't fit in. James Dean plays Jim Stark, a young kid looking for peace but with his parents constantly arguing, he can't seem to find the happiness, he's looking for. Natalie Wood plays Judy, a girl who tries to find acceptance from her disapproval father and Sal Mineo plays Plato, a young boy who feels he has no companionship in his life until he meets Jim. This movie was made for James Dean and honestly, I don't believe anyone... and I mean anyone could have played that role. He not only embodied the role of Jim Stark but he made the audience believe, that's who he really was. He is just so remarkably talented, it's such a shame that we didn't get to see more of his versatility during his short life. Though, there was some short moments of humor in the film, I really feel you could see that James could not only handle dramatic roles but comedic roles as well. For instance, in the beginning of the film, when Jim Stark is in the police station, he has some very funny moments, like when he starts mimicking the sound of the sirens. Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo play good supporting roles to James' Jim.
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