Paul Newman and James Dean screen test for East of Eden

Huh.  The two have some real chemistry together.  James Dean was already cast as the lead Cal Trask. Newman, who at the time of this screen test was the up and coming actor, was auditioning for the part of brother Aron Trask.  That part eventually went to Richard Davalos.  Think director Elia Kazan ever regretted that decision?

Regardless, enjoy this small slice of cinematic treasure.  The two iconic actors never appeared in a film together.

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