Like James Dean there I would prefer to still be asleep -- alas! We can't all be James Dean. In case you're wondering that's a photograph of Jimmy sleeping on an airplane -- I didn't stumble upon a secret cache of him-in-bed-with-hot-dudes pictures, sadly. No idea who his seat partner is but they sure do look cozy, don't they? Good friends, no doubt. James Dean was born on this day in 1931 -- feel free to scan through our archives for more of him. ETA thanks to commenter Joe K. for offering up some info on the friend...
It's been brought to my attention that the "friend" is probably composer Leonard Rosenman, and now I am obsessed with pics of them together pic.twitter.com/yqrW4h8PCx
"If not my favorite of that year - and it may be - it's at a minimum in the top 3 or so. And Jake should absolutely have been up for the Oscar that year, and maybe won (although I'd have been good with Keaton). While it has a look or style that relates to an older Los Angeles, the heart of it is as timely as can be, sadly."
--- For its 5th anniversary I gave some love to Dan Gilroy's film Nightcrawler for besides being awesome also seeing our awful present in advance, and here reader Scott agrees.