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Elia Kazan: Have a seat.
(James sits down)
Elia Kazan: Tell us about yourself, Jimmy.
James Dean: Well, (pauses) you know, there's not much to tell. I was born in Indiana and moved out to California when I was five, till I was nine. My mother died, and then I was sent back to Indiana to live with my aunt and uncle.
Elia Kazan: What was it like living on a farm?
(pauses, takes out a swiss army knife from his pocket, fiddles with it)
James Dean: I wasn't much of a farmer. I rode on a motorcycle. (laughs) I used to chase the cows, they'd start running and others swinging from side to side.
(Kazan smiles)
Elia Kazan: How about your father?
James Dean: Well, we don't really talk much. We don't like each other. (starts jabbing the knife into his chair) In fact we hate each other. See I'm an actor cause it's the best way I know how to express myself, I'm not very good with talking. I think you can tell.
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