And now, cute boys in period clothes, playing in the streets.
Robert Pattinson, playing Life photographer Dennis Stock, and Dane DeHaan, dressed up as James Dean, film scenes for ‘Life’ in Toronto.
We liked the idea of casting Dane DeHaan as James Dean. Too often, when actors are cast to play him, it’s because they’re sexy and square-jawed and pouty-lipped (i.e., James Franco); all of which was true about Dean’s looks. But we always felt that no actor had ever quite captured his fragility, youth and smallness, which were the sides of him you saw in pictures taken before his movie career. Hollywood polished him up and turned him into a leading man, but in the days when he was a struggling New York actor his look was quite a bit darker and slightly seedier. We thought DeHaan might have been able to tap into that, but we are SO not seeing James Dean in these shots, to our disappointment. Maybe he looks better on film.
Pattinson, to our surprise, looks amazing. Period clothes really suit him.
[Photo Credit: Sean O’Neill/PacificCoastNews]