February 2015

"LIFE": production notes, quotes and a lot about Dane DeHaan

Screendaily: Dane DeHaan talks to Screen about portraying James Dean.

US actor Dane DeHaan has said the challenge of portraying Hollywood icon James Dean filled him with nerves.

“I was hesitant to do the project because I held him in such high regard,” the Chronicle and Lawles star toldScreen about portraying Dean in Anton Corbijn’s Berlinale Gala drama Life. “It was nerve-wracking. I felt a lot of pressure and initially questioned whether it should be done.”

DeHaan had long been a Dean devotee: “I’ve had a poster of him in my room since I was at college and at acting school my teachers told us to watch his films and study his performances.”

Corbijn’s drama charts the relationship between Lifemagazine photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) and Dean, after the former is assigned to shoot pictures of the famously camera-shy Giant star.

Corbijn’s drama goes beyond traditional biopic however, says DeHaan: “This film isn’t about James Dean the icon, it’s about how a human being is turned into an icon and how that impacts on a person.”

“The film is about two artists with very different approaches. Stock was driven by his anxiety and fears, Dean was more chilled. He was less interested in securing his next job than letting things come to him. The business almost suffocates Dean whereas the business propels Stock. The two characters see each others’ strengths and weaknesses in each other.”

FilmNation represents international sales on Life, which gets its world premiere tonight.

DeHaan heads to northern Canada in spring to shoot Kim Nguyen’s (War Witch) indie drama Two Lovers and a Bearopposite Tatiana Maslany.

Source: Screendaily

International premiere of "LIFE" movie during Berlinale 2015 film festival. HQ photos of Dane DeHaan and others + more.

Megapost: “LIFE” premiere during 65th Berlinale International Film

As you all know today is a big day. “Life” movie starring Dane DeHaan has it’s international premiere at the 65th Berlinale International Film. Below you can find the exact timing for the events, as well as check the online official streaming channels:

Premiere Screening: Monday, February 9 at 9:30 PM CET [US 3:30 PM EST; 12:30 PM PT]
Photo Call: February 9 at 7:45 PM CET Photo Call  [US 1:45 PM EST, 10:45 AM PT] Assume located Grand Hyatt as with press conf.
Press Conference:  February 9 at t 7:55 PM CET [US 1:55 EST; 10:55 AM PT) Located first floor of Grand Hyatt Hotel, seats ~350 people.
Cast Attending: Robert Pattinson, Dane Dehaan, Anton Corbijn, Kristian Bruun, Alessandra Mastronardi, Luke Davies and producers Christina Piovesan, Iain Canning.

Live Streaming will be Photo Call (19:45 & times above) & Press Conference(19:55 & times above)  CLICK this LINK to watch them live.

Please also make sure to check Dane-DeHaan.org during this day as I am going to update this post with news and photos. Make sure to head over to our gallery to see new HQ photos as soon as they start appearing. Below you can also find quick links:


We also have HQ video of Dane, Robert, Anton and the rest of the cast from the press conference. The quality is awesome, but it’s not complete sadly (complete one can be watched below):

Thanks to Robpattinson.blogspot.com we are sharing the first clip from “LIFE” + full press conference video thanks to @Berlinale:

And we also have a few B-roll videos from the event itself, which you can check below:

James Franco on Dane DeHaan. On photo: both in their roles of the iconic James Dean

Berlin: James Franco on Dane DeHaan’s “Obsession” With Him

James Franco on Monday discussed his Berlinale Panorama entry I Am Michael, on which he worked as a producer and star, and up-and-comer Dane DeHaan and how his career choices mirror some of his own.

Appearing during a press conference with I Am Michael director Justin Kelly, Franco was asked if he would see DeHaan in Berlinale Special entry Life, which debuts in Berlin Monday night. In the film from Anton Corbijn, DeHaan plays James Dean, who Franco had portrayed in Mark Rydell‘s James Dean. “I will see Dane DeHaan,” Franco replied.

He then pointed out that the two had more in common, as DeHaan also played “Allen Ginsburg‘s buddy” in Kill Your Darlings, while Franco played Ginsburg in Rob Epstein‘s Howl. Quipped Franco: “I don’t know why he is so obsessed with me.”

You can read the entire article via THR

Happy 29th Birthday to amazing actor Dane DeHaan from his largest fansite dane-dehaan.org

Happy 29th Birthday to Dane DeHaan!

02/06/86 – a date all Dane DeHaan fans are familiar with

Today is a very special day for Dane DeHaan fans all over the world. February 6 is a day when Dane celebrates his 29th birthday.

What can I say on this special day? I am sure that all fans would agree with me: the most important for us is that Dane spends this day the way he wants to, that he has a nice celebration with his family, friends and those he loves. I truly hope that all his dreams and wishes come true. As cheesy as it may sound, I want Dane to succeed in whatever he wants to achieve.

In his 29 years he has already accomplished so much: he’s had an opportunity to create magnificent characters with his bright, unique and truthful performances. He has had a chance to work with many talented people, and to prove himself a real artist. I can only wish that Dane’s success only begins to blossom. I know that someone that talented and hardworking can achieve whatever he wants to. And my wish for Dane is that he gets anything he has set his mind to.

But I’d love to say a few more things: Dane is a real inspiration. To me, and to many other fans as well. Despite his talent and success he remains this humble person, loyal to his family and close friends. We all know him as an actor, yet he is also a great husband, son, brother and a friend. I also find it inspiring how intelligent, thoughtful and truthful Dane is in his interviews, or whenever he answers any kinds of questions.

Once again, I do hope that Dane’s journey to success brings him only joy and happiness. I am so thankful and lucky to be running this fansite and to be able to express my respect and admiration to this young man.

Like I’ve said above, this day is not only special to Dane and his family, but of course it is a unique day for all of Dane’s fans. And because of that I want to give something to fans. You guys are the best, I’ll never stop repeating that, and I love each of you. Never before have I seen any other fandom full of so many talented, creative and sweet people.

Today I am sharing with you several unseen HQ outtakes from a few of Dane’s great photoshoots:
From left to right: unknown 2011 photoshoot (at a highest demand and my desire to find the original photos from my tumblr and twitter’s icons), more outtakes from 2011 ‘Interview’ photoshoot, and finally a few outtakes from 2015 L’uomo Vogue photoshoot

You guys know that I am a real hires stalker, so I’ve also replaced the below photos with their UHQ versions (before we had them in large/medium quality):

And since we (fans) also love Dane’s cute and humble side, I am also sharing with you a few of Dane’s private/candids photos from his college days, which I’ve collected throughout months of browsing the web, but been too busy to actually upload:


Dane DeHaan as James Dean in "Life" (2015) - exclusive biography from LIFE production notes

Dane DeHaan: biography from “Life” production notes

DANE DEHAAN – James Dean

Dane DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film and television audiences and is currently one of the industry’s most sought after actors of his generation.

Currently, DeHaan is filming the independent romance drama Tulip Fever, directed by Justin Chadwick opposite Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifianakis and Jack O’Connell. The film is set in the 17th century and follows the secret romance between an artist (DeHaan) who falls for a young married woman (Vikander) while he’s commissioned to paint a portrait of her and her husband (Waltz.) DeHaan is currently filming in London.

Dane was most recently be seen in Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in the role of Harry Osbourne opposite Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx. Directed by Marc Webb, the action-adventure film was released on May 2, 2014 and has grossed $694 million worldwide to-date.

Last summer, DeHaan starred opposite Aubrey Plaza in A24’s dark comedy Life After Beth. Directed by Jeff Baena, Life After Beth follows Zach (DeHaan), a young man who tries to continue dating his girlfriend Beth (Plaza), after she dies and rises from the dead as a zombie. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2013, DeHaan was nominated for a Gotham Award in the “Breakthrough actor” category and at the Hamptons International Film Festival in the “Breakthrough Performer” category for his leading role in Sony Picture Classics’ critically acclaimed beat generation film Kill Your Darlings. Directed by John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings is loosely based on the life of poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe). DeHaan portrays Ginsberg’s anti-establishment and rowdy friend, Lucien Carr and the film chronicles the untold story of a 1944 murder bringing together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster). The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Sony Picture Classics released the film on October 16, 2013 to rave reviews.

Also in 2013, DeHaan appeared in Metallica: Through The Never, a concert documentary directed by Nimrod Antal. Dehaan portrays a young roadie who is sent on an urgent mission during the band’s show. In March 2013, DeHaan starred in the critically lauded Focus Features film The Place Beyond The Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) opposite Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper. DeHaan portrayed the character of Gosling’s young son, Jason. The film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of their top 10 films of 2013.

In 2012, Dane starred in The Weinstein Company’s film Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat (The Road), opposite Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clark, Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce. The film, set in a depression-era, gritty Virginia, follows three brothers who are part of a bootlegging gang, illegally selling moonshine. Lawless was released on August 29, 2012.

Also in 2012, DeHaan starred in 20th Century Fox’s box office hit, Chronicle, which was released in February 2012. The film follows three high school friends (Dehaan, Michael B. Jordon and Alex Russell) who develop superpowers after making a discovery underground and find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

DeHaan first came on the radar for his portrayal of Jesse on HBO’s critically acclaimed drama series In Treatment, in which he starred in the third season of the series alongside Gabriel Byrne. His performance was praised as a “revelatory breakthrough” by Variety and “brilliant” by the Chicago Sun Times.

In 2010, DeHaan received an Obie Award for his performance on the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production of, directed by Annie Baker. A Rattlestick Theater production, The Aliens was given the prestigious honor of “Play of the Year” by The New York Times. DeHaan made his Broadway debut in 2008 with American Buffalo.

Other film and television credits include Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, Devils Knot, True Blood, Stormy Weather, Woodrow Wilson and Magnolia Pictures’ Jack And Diane, directed by Bradley Rust Gray. DeHaan began his film career under the direction of two-time Oscar Nominee John Sayles and opposite Chris Cooper in Amigo, released by Variance films in 2011.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dane currently resides in New York City.

Credit: Robpattinson.blogspot.com

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