Justin Bieber Channels James Dean in Latest Instagram Shot

Posted Sunday March 23, 2014 9:40 AM GMT

Trying to add an extra dose of "cool" to his Saturday (March 22), Justin Bieber posted a sepia-tone selfie, comparing himself to Hollywood legend James Dean.

Posing in Dean's iconic cigarette and sunglasses position, the Biebs wrote, "This is James Dean inspired. Don’t ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don’t."

James Dean, born on February 8th, 1931, became one of the world's most famous pop culture icons of the 1950s, and was best known for his role as a rebellious teen in "Rebel Without a Cause."

Dean's career was cut short by a fatal car crash on September 30th, 1955, but his memory still lives, even as Robert Pattinson films his new movie, "Life," characterizing the friendship between Dean and Life photographer Dennis Stock.

Photo Credit: Instagram

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