First off all I’d like to apologize for the lack of updates lately :( My life’s been very busy, but however I tried to keep up with Dane’s events and all the updates can be found in our gallery. I am 100% supporting Dane, and looking forward to all of his upcoming projects, so I’m excited to finally have more free time. Hopefully I’ll be able to post updates and keep you informed on all Dane-related news (and not only his images!)
Today I was excited to share something we rarely get: paparazzi pictures of Dane out and about with his wife Anna Wood and their cute dog Franny. Below you can find the caption for the photos, as well as gallery’s links
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 24: Actor Dane DeHaan and his wife actress Anna Wood are seen walking there dog Franny in Brooklyn on August 24, 2016 in New York City.
Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood attended Bridging The Gap and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor benefit reading at New World Stages during the Actors Fund Benefit on October 26, 2015 in New York City. Dane performed in two of the short plays. As usual I am adding HQ images from the event.
This was a very special day for the fandom because our amazing friends @SageAshworth and @campusrimbaud had a chance to see Dane and Anna during the event. They both saw Dane perform, and Sage (@SageAshworth) later had a very special experience of meeting Dane & Anna during the after-party. I can only say that I am very happy and grateful for being able to share the joy, warmth and happiness of this experience via twitter. @SageAshworth did an amazing job in updating us and sharing their joy and emotions, so it literally felt like we’ve all been there with them. I am even more proud of being a fan of such lovely, caring and nice people as Dane & Anna.
I’ve been thinking about doing this update for a while, but due to the lack of time I kept procrastinating. But finally I found a bit of free time, and decided to do a small Dane photoshoots update. Now, a lot of you probably know me for my love to HQ photos: I just feel like bringing the best possible quality of Dane’s images to fans. I’ve replaced a lot of various photoshoots we had with their UHQ versions. That’s a major improvement, some of the photos are so huge that you can literally print out the posters. Please make sure to check their original quality by either clicking on the preview, or hitting the download button. The list of all upgraded to HD shoots can be found below:
It’s great to have better quality versions of old seen stuff, but it’s even better to get unseen outtakes from the published shoots. Sometimes outtakes look much better than selects, and I always wonder why they have been left out and not chosen. Today I’ve updated 5 Dane’s portraits sessions with their never-before-seen outtakes. Some of the images are really cute. Please check them below :)
Thanks to my friend Stefano we have an exclusive translation on an interview that Dane had with Vanity Fair Italy (+ a small article about James Dean & an interview with italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi). Make sure to check it below, it’s a really nice read: Dane talks about LIFE, James Dean, acting and his relationship with Anna Wood
Since forever, he thinks he’s one of the greatest and in college he watched all his movies. However, Dane DeHaan never imagined he was going to be asked to play the role of James Dean on the big screen. But then he thought about it, did some research about the person he needed to bring back to life and he found out several things. So he accepted to take part to Life.
James Dean did not attend the premiere of East of Eden. They were all waiting for him to appear on the red carpet but he bailed out. This is one of the scenes in Life. It’s not just a biographical movie, considering that it also tells us about Dean through his relationship with photographer Dennis Stock, who wants to create a photo shoot for Life about that young actor destined to become a myth. In the movie, Dane DeHaan plays Dean. He is a teenager, no beard, delicate and frail, and he looks much younger than Dean, although he died at the age of 24 and Dane is 29 at the moment. However there is no lack of determination, and contrary to his colleagues, he’s still humble and can take things ironically. He laughs a lot and not to please someone else. He’s just enjoying it. For example he starts laughing when I ask him if he ever did the same by not showing up on a red carpet or if he ever thought about not doing it.
“At the premiere of Lawless at Cannes Festival, no one invited me because all other actors were more popular than me. However my agent bought me some tickets and I decided I was going to sleep on the producer’s couch. At that point they could only find me a place on the red carpet. So as you can see I don’t bail out, I’m more a barge in kind of guy.”
What was your opinion on James Dean before the movie?
He’s one of my favourite actors since when I watched his movies in college. It’s exciting to see someone acting like he did. Today it’s still what some people are trying to do: to fully immerge yourself into that character physically and emotionally, to do instead of pretending. It’s just that he was the first to do so.
How did you get the role?
They asked me to film a video. But I felt like I couldn’t do it so I said no. They contacted me again: “are you sure?”. I rejected the proposal again. But then the producer explained to me that it was not going to be a biographical movie and that it was about how he went from being an ordinary person to an idol. So I realized that I was afraid: I always wanted difficult roles that could challenge myself and now that the chance has come I tried to escape. After accepting, I had 4 months to prepare myself, and when I got on the set there was no time to be afraid anymore. I did everything I could, and if I had failed I wouldn’t have been able to complain about not trying hard enough.
What did you find out about him?
While doing my research, I realized that the 75% of what people told me was wrong. For example, many of them think that he used to put cigarettes out on his skin. Actually, he used to paint people doing that, but if you look at his shirtless photos, you can’t find any sign on his skin. They invented a myth of a crazy masochist.
The rebel image is actually true or just another false myth?
That picture of James Dean in Times Square under the rain with a cigarette in his mouth became an entire generation’s symbol. Maybe it would have never happened if he hadn’t die before he could actually tell who he was for real and if he actually felt like he was being represented by that image. I’m not saying he’s not a rebel, but he was more than that. To me, Dean was an artist that didn’t accept to compromise. He believed he felt like he needed to screw the world before the world screwed him. He worked hard to get into the Actors Studio. He succeeded. His third lecture was a monologue and Lee Strasberg destroyed him. He never came back: he couldn’t accept the fact that his talent was not being recognized properly.
And what kind of a person are you?
Responsible, very educated. In school, I used to have high grades.
Have you always wanted to be an actor?
Yes, since I was a little kid. At the age of 4 I started attending theatre courses. In high school I used to sleep on the desk to rehearse for the school’s show. I used quickly eat at a fast food and then I was away to meet up with another group of actors. In college I studied acting: at that point I wanted it to become my job.
It’s weird that you did not start working as an actor since you were a kid.
I just wanted to act, but I didn’t care about money. My parents gave me everything, I just had to pay for myself once I finished my studies. But if I could study as an actor without having to take care of the money, I would definitely do it for the rest of my life.
Unlike other actors who went to Los Angeles, you moved to NYC with Anna Wood, who you married later.
We met at the university of North Carolina, she was studying acting as well. Once we were done with the studies, we moved in together. I was lucky: I started to work right away, I was not earning that much, but was enough to pay my rent. I also lived in LA for two years and half and it helped me a lot with my career. But I feel like at home in Brooklyn. I don’t want to talk about work during my free time, it makes me go insane those who talk about what they are doing all the time. And in LA they are all like that.
What do you prefer to do?
I’d prefer to take my dog for a walk, to watch a movie, play golf, which is somehow a way to meditate for me: it frees my mind. Which not many people find exciting. This is who I am. If they say that a show is boring, I will probably love it. I also have an estate property and I enjoy cutting wood. But most of all, I try to spend as much time as I can with my wife.
She’s an actress as well.
It’s nice to come back and have someone who can confront you and who understands what you’re talking about. It’s hard to be an actor. Those who don’t work in this environment don’t understand. And someone would hardly accept that their partner has to work abroad for 2 months straight.
There is a problem when one comes back and the other one has to go. Isn’t it?
It’s hard to make each other’s schedule match sometimes. And because it’s very complicated, we are super happy when we get to spend time together. After all it’s pretty much the same thing that you can see in the movie when James Dean comes back home in Indiana. He knows he won’t get the same chance anytime soon, but he also knows that he has to live far from there to make his dream come true.
You got married in such a young age. May I ask you why?
I fell in love. In high school I was sure that it was never going to happen, I never met any girl who I liked so much to the point of marrying her, I didn’t know if love even existed. But then, 2 years later, I met her and I realized that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.
Dane DeHaan and his gorgeous wife actress Anna Wood and attended the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass‘ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. Both Dane and Anna looked fantastic. Below you can find shortlinks to our gallery’s albums with HQ photos from the event. Make sure to check them all:
WOW, that was unexpected! We didn’t know Dane & Anna would be attending this event, so it was a great and lovely surprise. On February 18, 2015 our beautiful couple visited Miu Miu Women‘s Tales 9th Edition ‘De Djess‘ screening. As usual, we have HQ photos from both the event itself and the backstage. Make sure to check them below, because both Dane & Anna look absolutely amazing!
Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood attended the ‘Horns‘ screening in NYC today (October 27, 2014) to support their good friend Daniel Radcliffe (who is starring in the movie). This post is going to be updated with new images as soon as they appear online, so please keep checking back for more. So far enjoy these:
Dane and Anna attended the screening of ‘Life After Beth’ with Father John Misty in concert during Sundance NEXT FEST at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Among other guests there were Dane’s co-stars Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler, Molly Shannon and writer/director Jeff Baena. Check out amazing hq photos in our gallery: