In 1955, James Dean has just finished filming for East of Eden and hopes to get the lead role for the film Rebel Without a Cause. Nobody knows who he is yet, but independent photographer Dennis Stock has a hunch that it will become a big star in the film world. When his agent Dennis gives it its mission to take pictures with it an American Magazine, Dennis is more than happy. Dennis Dean follows him everywhere from Hollywood to New York from New York on his farm in Indiana. But to his disappointment Dennis, Dean is elusive. Dennis will have much work to do on Dean to confide but eventually the two become friends, inspire one another.