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SCREEN TEST: Marlon Brando in Rebel Without A Cause

It’s always fascinating to see how another actor may have played a role on film that we now see as synonymous with one particular face and voice.  In this case, the role showcased below went to James Dean and would propel him to super stardom in Hollywood.  But here, another actor of that generation, also relatively unknown at the time, tested for the film in the early development stages while the script was still being written.  Welcome to what Rebel Without A Cause might have looked like if Marlon Brando got the role over Jimmy Dean.  Enjoy …