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Exclusive interview of Dane DeHaan for ANOTHER MAN 2015 magazine. Only on Dane-DeHaan.org!

ANOTHER MAN 2015

 

INTERSTELLAR SOUL: DANE DEHAAN

Photography by Willy Vanderperre
Styling Alister Mackie

FROM A GROTESQUE GREEN GOBLIN AND MURDERING POET TO A CRIPPLED BOOTLEGGER AND GRIEVING RAVER, IN THREE SHORT YEARS Dane DeHaan HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS HOLLYWOOD’S GO-TO MAN FOR COMPLEX, FLAWED OUTSIDERS. THIS YEAR, THE 29-YEAR-OLD TAKES ON THE ULTIMATE BIG SCREEN MISFIT: James Dean. NOVELIST, SCREENWRITER AND A MAN WITH AN EYE FOR HOLLYWOOD MYTHOLOGY Bruce Wagner SIZES UP THE YOUNG STAR…

You’re an actor and he’s an actor; he’s more than an actor – he’s a fading celestial poster beside Einstein’s and Monroe’s – people your age don’t even think about him really or know about him, your secret fear is they never will, you’re proprietary of his memory and legacy; he’s your hero, he’s always been your hero, and this smart old Dutch filmmaker keeps approaching you about him, about memorialising James Dean, but not really, he wants you to become James Dean, he’s a shockingly smart old Dutch auteur who worked with Nirvana for fuck’s sake and directed that amazing Joy Division thing called Control and Phil Hoffman’s exquisite last turn, A Most Wanted Man, this flying Dutchman keeps asking you to play Dean, keeps coming back even after you’ve said no five times, he and his people keep saying they want you on film, as Dean, forever, but you’re in a quandary. Because any actor who’s asked to play a real person is in a quandary, sort of, even though there are a million precedents, a dilemma presents, reason being that actors are loathe to consider themselves impersonators, they want to be alchemists or be considered as such, as the best, in truth, often are. It’s what they aspire to be. But young rising-actor- playing-young-dead-more-than-famous-actor presents a hellish, challenging riddle. It isn’t a Capote or a Jake LaMotta or a Cheryl Strayed or a Stephen Hawking – it’s acting like a famous actor! The sticky, inherent vice of the puzzle isn’t the dreaded “meta” aspects of the task at hand but the sheer potential shameful TV movie biopic horror of it. Actors act so they may disappear – how to disappear into the cartoonily calcified myth of an estate- copyrighted representation of the best (intuitive shapeshifter) and the worst (commodified, caricatured) of one’s trade?

Richard Burton once said an actor is less than a man but an actress is more than a woman.

Does an actor who signs on to play James Dean become less than less of a man?

“I was at a loss as to why I should do it, and I think for a good reason. Scared of it, ultimately. Big task. I’ve had a poster of Dean on my wall since I was in college and still do now. I said no five times but they kept calling. My wife was trying to convince me, my manager was trying to convince me. I sat down with the producer and he explained that the movie wasn’t a biopic, not a standard film. It tries to show how a normal person can be turned into an icon – what that means. The journey of that. And there’s a new generation of people who don’t know who Dean is, and that’s sad to me. Anton [Corbijn, the old Dutchman] seemed really chill. You know, the amazing thing about Dean was that he only made three films and then he was gone.” 

The conundrum: filmmakers make ultra-violent films then assert their films are statements against violence. Filmmakers make biopics and assert they aren’t biopics. In the end, the only thing that matters is Art. And this is, after all, Anton Corbijn.

James Dean was gay. JD wasn’t gay. JD had a sexual relationship with his pastor after his mother died. JD fucked Pier Angeli on the beach at their secret cottage hideaway. JD loved men and wanted to sleep with them because his father was a prick. JD loved women and wanted to sleep with them because his mother, whom he adored, upped and died of uterine cancer when he was nine. JD had sex with men only for money or favours that advanced his career. It is impossible, says a friend, through the tule fog of celebrity tabloid history, to imagine Dean having a fulfilling sexual relationship with a woman. It is impossible, says another headlight in the fog, to imagine him not. Like Kerouac and everyone else, Dean’s sexuality is eternally in the eye of the beholder.

There are no grey areas about Dane DeHaan, who finally agreed to be James Dean in a film called Life by Anton Corbijn. It’s about the friendship between the eponymous magazine’s photographer, Dennis Stock (Rob Pattinson) and DD. Stock was hired to do a photo essay of the actor before East of Eden came out and the two travelled together from LA to Indiana to New York; many of the iconic images of the rebel were taken during those two weeks, the more well-known ones in Times Square. You can’t get much out of DeHaan, and not because he’s cagey. He presents as a true American innocent, polite, thoughtful and untormented. It’s almost uncanny, shocking. Young, and married – he’s 29 and has been wed since bride and groom were 25, which feels young for an ascending male star to be hitched – Dane went to musical theatre camp from the age of four to 16. Four to 16! That’s almost like being in a cult. His tastes in reading and film and music are middle-of-the-road, middle school syllabus-worthy.

 

“I WAS AT A LOSS AS TO WHY I SHOULD DO IT, AND I THINK FOR A GOOD REASON. SCARED OF IT, ULTIMATELY. BIG TASK. I’VE HAD A POSTER OF JAMES DEAN ON MY WALL SINCE I WAS IN COLLEGE AND STILL DO NOW. I SAID NO FIVE TIMES BUT THEY KEPT CALLING. I SAT DOWN WITH THE PRODUCER AND HE EXPLAINED THAT THE MOVIE WASN’T A BIOPIC. IT TRIES TO SHOW HOW A NORMAL PERSON CAN BE TURNED INTO AN ICON – WHAT THAT MEANS. THE DOURNEY OF THAT”

 

If you ask him what book or film or work of art transformed him, he’ll say, “I guess I never had an aha moment.” He says it like a farmer, not a farm boy, and the guilelessness overcomes and refreshes. He’s no Depp, no Penn, in search of demented and perverse suicidal fathers – no Bukowski and Hunter Thompson for this kid. He doesn’t have a pretentious, bad boy bone in his body. There will be no marathon 3am to 6am phone calls with tender, sadistic, druggie genius litterateurs, anecdotally suitable for future talk shows and memoirs.

For Dane, the most shocking thing about James Dean is that he lived in Santa Monica and Brentwood, and went to UCLA.

DeHaan himself grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He’s close to mother. “She’s one of my best friends,” says he, with endearing innocence. “We watched a lot of Disney in the house. When I turned 12, I was going to have a party and take everyone to Ace Ventura – loved Ace Ventura! – but we had to cancel it because one of the parents didn’t want her kid to go to a PG-13.”

The whole party, cancelled, out of prudence and decency! Who are these people? It wasn’t until he went to acting school that Dane began his education in film. His acting coach said, You should really watch this, so he did: Dean, Brando, Paul Newman, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller. “Forrest Gump meant a lot, it was more than entertainment. Its craftsmanship blew me away.” No Cassavetes, no Von Trier, no Altman for this boy. He wasn’t even aware of the Beats until he knocked ’em dead as Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings. Then his education continued on a higher, less Gumpian plane: The Motorcycle Diaries, the Brothers Dardenne, The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby. “Though I’m not really a big fan of horror.” 

I believe it.

No serious injuries or illnesses when growing up, no deaths, no extremity. The only potentially soap operatic thing is, he never knew his grandfather on his mom’s side because she didn’t know the man himself. The traumatic event of his life was at 17: his parents’ divorce. The coming of age moment, more ugh than aha. A perfect childhood, then splitsville: it all came crashing down one summer. “I took the family role as ‘leader'” – he has an older sister – “at least for a few months. I stepped up. I think maybe I yelled at my father for a night or two. You know, if a friend’s in trouble, they can come to me, but I’m not good at giving advice. They can come to me for honesty and truthfulness but I’m not great at working through stuff. I’m not a worker-througher. They go to my wife for that.”

“You know, I’ve loved Dean all my life but I guess I didn’t really know that much about him. I read about him for the film, his early life. His mom and dad moved to Santa Monica for his father’s work when he was pretty young, then his mom died from cancer and his dad couldn’t really take care of him. He sent him back to Indiana to be raised by his aunt and uncle. He had kind of a fractured childhood. And it’s funny, I thought that because he came up in the time of Adler and Strasberg and the Method, 

I thought as an actor he’d be really into that. That he would have bought into it, into everything Strasberg was telling him. But he didn’t! He did things his own way and didn’t like to be told what he was doing was wrong or bad. I think he was kind of very insecure that way. He’d lock himself in his trailer for three hours until he felt he was ready. I guess the way that I work is, well, I enjoy the whole classical training thing. I do it as I was taught – the breaking down of a script. I do what I was taught to do and when it’s time to go, I toss all that out the window. I really do think Dean was afraid of being wrong. He worked really hard to get into The Actors Studio but when he did his first monologue he got totally torn apart and barely ever went back to class! He wasn’t like Brando, you know, the protege of Stella. Dean worked really hard to get a spot in Strasberg’s class.”

When Dane became a young adult, he talks as if he awakened from an Interstellar-like slumber. “I finally read Vonnegut, Gatsby… the last book was The Goldfinch, I was obsessed. I think I read it in like three days. I haven’t really felt comfortable picking up another book since. I guess I’m still digesting the experience. I read a lot of scripts. I would like to do theatre, though.” Asked what dramatists interest him – Mamet? LaBute? Something old school? – he says, “The only writer in the last five years is Annie Baker. She wrote The Flick. I was in The Aliens in 2010. [And received a New York Times rave for his portrayal of a young high school misfit in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production.] I’d love to work with PT Anderson, Wes Anderson, Aronofsky, Nolan. I act because I love it. I’m obsessed with acting… because it’s something I can work at forever – it’s a never-ending quest. I do it for the work,

I honour the work. There’s nothing else I really do. I love to golf but was never good enough to go pro. Golf is my meditation.

I backpacked around Europe between my junior and senior years in college. Backpacked with my girlfriend, now wife. My favourite place is Paris. I’m not really drawn to darkness. I guess my shining moment was when I played the Rooster in Annie. [Strange. Isn’t that what “DeHaan” means, in Dutch? I read that somewhere but forgot to ask him.] Or maybe Sir Oakley in Anything Goes – I was 14. I don’t really listen to music that much. If I’m alone, I prefer silence. But I like the Avett Brothers. And The National and that new song by Hozier. I guess I just let life happen, and stick to my guns. I’m actually an incredibly grateful person. I’m really pleased with how my life has gone. I’d like to be a dad. But right now, I’m a ‘fur dad’. I have a dog that I treat like a human child.”

Dane is nearly five years older than Dean was when he died. He’ll crash on a couch, not in a Porsche, after learning his lines; he’ll never put a bag over his head that says “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE”; he’ll go on to do theatre without Birdman’s nudge-wink smarter-than-thou hijinks. And he will continue to evolve in that thoughtful, homespun, grateful, journeyman way.

What you see is what you get – except on camera, where the mystery really matters.

 

HAIR Duffy at Streeters, Session and Editorial Ambassador Vidal Sassoon MAKE UP Peter Philips at Art + Commerce SET DESIGN Emma Roach DIGITAL TECHNICIAN Henri Coutant at Dtouch LIGHTING DIRECTOR Romain Dubus PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT Pavel Woznicki STYLING ASSISTANTS Reuben Esser, Laura Vartiainen, Marina Quinete HAIR ASSISTANT Ryan Mitchell MAKE UP ASSISTANT Emiko Ayabe SET DESIGN ASSISTANTS Andy Pan, Jonathan Chick STUDIO MANAGER Floriane Desperier PRODUCTION Wes Olson at Connect The Dots PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR Cassandra Bickman PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Chenoah Rommereim

Another Man S/S15: Dane DeHaan photoshoot + behind the scenes video

Dane DeHaan‘s next role, as James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s Life, marks his crossover from complex outsider actor to leading man. Indeed, James Dean is the definitive leading man – the Rebel Without a Cause whose looks, charisma and tragically premature death aged just 24 cemented him into the collective consciousness as an icon of masculinity and mystery.

DeHaan is in the intriguing and difficult position of playing one of his heroes. “I’ve had a poster of Dean on my wall since I was in college and still do now,” he says in his interview with novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner. But this film compelled him not as a piece of hagiography – rather because “it tries to show how a normal person can be turned into an icon.” In DeHaan’s shoot with Alister Mackie and Willy Vanderperre, the young actor portrays a modern take on Hollywood masculinity dressed in jacquard and an insouciant lurex tie, all captured in this exclusive behind the scenes film.

Read the full interview in the latest issue of Another Man, out on March 12.

Check out the HQ photos from amazing photoshoot by Willy Vanderperre below:





And make sure to watch behind the scenes video:


Dane DeHaan for Another Man S/S15 Photography by Willy Vanderperre, Styling by Alister Mackie

Dane DeHaan covers Another Man S/S15: All Stars issue: BUY TODAY

Dane DeHaan – Hollywood’s go-to man for complex outsiders – appears on two covers photographed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Another Man’s creative director Alister Mackie. In the accompanying interview, LA novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner talks to the actor about taking on the ultimate big-screen misfit, James Dean.

You can already ORDER the magazine online. Payments by Paypal and credit cards are accepted, and the worldwide shipping is available. Make sure to check Dane-DeHaan.org later, as I’ll surely be posting an entire article, UHQs photos and (possibly) outtakes when they become available.

So far you can view both cover versions in HQ:




Dane DeHaan: exclusivenever before seen HQ outtakes for L'Uomo Vogue 2015 photoshoot. Only on Dane-DeHaan.org

EXCLUSIVE HQ outtakes from Dane DeHaan L’Uomo Vogue 2015 photoshoot to celebrate our first goal in “Young Americans” petition

As I’ve promised, I am sharing several unseen HQ outtakes from Dane DeHaan L’Uomo Vogue photoshoot (2015). The photos are… well, truly amazing. I love all the outfits Dane had on, it’s a pity not all the scenes made it to the magazine. But the most important thing is the reason why I am sharing these photos as a special celebration.

Thanks to all amazing people in Dane’s fandom we were able to hit our first mini-goal of 1,000 signatures for the Greenlight “Young Americans” petition yesterday. This is definitely a first big step on our road to 10k signatures! Together we can do it. However please don’t forget to sign it, if you haven’t done so yet. Also make sure to tell all your friends, family members and colleagues to sign as well. As I’ve always said: every signature counts.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION




HQ photos: Dane DeHaan & Anna Wood attend Miu Miu Women's Tales 9th Edition 'De Djess' screening

Photos: Dane DeHaan & Anna Wood attend Miu Miu Women’s Tales 9th Edition ‘De Djess’ screening

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 during LIFE press conference (Berlinale 2015): LIFE movie review from Dane fan who got to see it

“LIFE” through the eyes of a fan: a review of the movie from Dane-DeHaan.org’s visitor

Our website’s visitor tumblr user gofuckupyourmind got to see “Life” at the Berlinale International 2015 Film Festival. She was very kind to share her review, as well as some of photos of Dane taken by her during the festival. Please read the review below, and don’t forget to check her tumblr page!

I just go to watch the film without any expectations. I just want it to surprise me.
I heard from the film that Robert Pattionson should play the leading role, but after watching it I have to say that Dane plays a similarly important part!
My first thought after hearing that Dane plays James Dean was “Is he he right person to play Dean??”
And after whatching the movie I can say YES HE IS!
It was great! The character is a misunderstood,mysterious, rebellious person. And this is a perfect character for Dane to play! Cause he seems to love it and if we’re honest we love it too.
During the movie you understand more and more why he think like he does and why he acts like he does. You will understand what made James Dean to this icon he is today.
Summing up: If you liked ‘Kill your Darlings’ (I love it!) you have to watch this movie(It’s kind of similar sort of film)! If it come out in your country go to the cinema and watch it! Dane is so fantastic. And you learn more about James Dean and his short life aswell.

Photos:



New footage from EinsPlus featuring Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattison & Anton Corbijn + HQ version of LIFE clip


You can also see the screencaptures from the video below. Dane looked sooo cute, seems like he’s been having a lot of fun answering the questions :)



And I’ve also added over 300 HD screencaptures of Dane & Robert Pattinson from “Life” first clip:





The HD version of the “LIFE” clip itself can be viewed below:

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:

  • 2015-02-09 “LIFE” PREMIERE 65TH BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM [RED CARPET]
  • 2015-02-09 “LIFE” PREMIERE 65TH BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM [ARRIVALS]
  • 2015-02-09 “LIFE” PREMIERE 65TH BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM [FANS PHOTOS]
  • 2015-02-09 “LIFE” PREMIERE 65TH BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM [PRESS CONFERENCE]
  • 2015-02-09 “LIFE” PREMIERE 65TH BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM [PHOTO CALL]
  • 2015-02-09 “LIFE” PREMIERE 65TH BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM [PORTRAITS AND STUDIO SHOOTS]

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:




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:

WE LOVE YOU, DANE

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