James Dean-American Icon YES! I'm on a James Dean kick. I saw a biography of him and he really was a truly amazing actor and man. I saw a lot of what Heath Ledger had in him too. They both died WAY too young and left one last great picture to be released after their deaths. With Dean it was, "Rebel Without A Cause." And, of course, Ledger left us "Batman: The Dark Night." I'm thrilled he won the Oscar! I just wish he was there to accept it. Dean is an American Icon of course, but he really needs to be remembered for his work as a whole.