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Marlon Brando’s Screen Test For ‘Rebel Without A Cause’

Eight years before the movie ‘Rebel Without A Cause‘ was released in 1955, a movie that helped launch the career of James Dean, Marlon Brando was filmed for a screen test for the movie. Brando of course didn’t get the part, nor was the movie made at that time, but it is an interesting look at the very early stages of the legendary actor’s career.

It’s interesting that in later years, many people compared James Dean with Marlon Brando in how he carried himself and how he acted, something Brando discussed with Truman Capote in his famous and fascinating profile on the actor in the Septemeber 9, 1957 edition of The New Yorker magazine.

Published on April 11, 2014