Michael Parks/Christopher Jones: A Photo Montage Of Two James Dean Wannabes

Michael Parks in "The Bible." Brings me to my knees every time.
Michael Parks in "The Bible." Brings me to my knees every time.

Two '60s answers to James Dean, Michael Parks and Christopher Jones, had great cheekbones, carefully tousled hair, and just the right 'tude for a generation looking for hot new heroes to lead the counterculture.

Parks was one of the first faux Deans, and then Jones became a sort of faux Parks, but both made their mark and are still alive to tell incredible stories full of triumph and despair.

A toast to them via these scintillating photos.

Parks and recreation.
Parks and recreation.
A comeback in "Kill Bill Vol. 1"
A comeback in "Kill Bill Vol. 1"
Christopher Jones as an attitudin' dude in Three in the Attic, with my favorite actress, Judy Pace.
Christopher Jones as an attitudin' dude in Three in the Attic, with my favorite actress, Judy Pace.
Jones matching wits with Shelley WInters in the youth fantasy Wild in the Streets, as a hipster dryly looks on
Jones matching wits with Shelley WInters in the youth fantasy Wild in the Streets, as a hipster dryly looks on
Jones with then-wife Susan Strasberg in the tuna fishing adventure "Chubasco." No joke.
Jones with then-wife Susan Strasberg in the tuna fishing adventure "Chubasco." No joke.

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