His softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
James Dean tends to surround himself with people who are gentle, sensitive, peace-loving, and artistically or spiritually inclined, and there is a strong element of mutual compassion and sympathy in his personal relationships.
Dean's enduring fame and popularity rest on his performances in only these three films, in two of which he is in the leading role.
Dean's premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status.
He is temperamental and impatient and can be very difficult to live with.
James Dean tends to respond with a temper tantrum (overt or subtle) if his desires are frustrated.
Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know his inner core, for James Dean only trusts and opens himself to a select few.