I don’t know if you noticed the column the other day…they predict that Elvis Presley will be another James Dean. Now, have you heard that?
I’ve heard something about it. But I would never compare myself in any way to James Dean, because James Dean was a genius in acting. […] I guess there’s a lot of actors in Hollywood that would like to have the ability that James Dean had. But I would never compare myself to James Dean in any way. — Elvis Presley, July 1956.