Actor james dean poses for a photo on the set of the warner bros film 'giant' in 1955 in marfa, texas. photo by michael ochs Scene from movie, giant, starring elizabeth taylor & james dean. 1955 in marfa, texas. photo by allan grant JAmes dean (1931-1955), us actor, on sitting in the backseat of a vintage motor car stroking a horse which stands beside the vehicle, a large house stands isolated in the barren landscape of the background, in a publicity still issued for the film, 'giant', 1955. the western, directed by george stevens, starred dean as ‘jett rink'. photo by silver screen.