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'Divergent' gets inspired by 'Rebel Without a Cause'

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Shailene Woodley stars as Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior in ‘Divergent.’ The heroine was fashioned after James Dean’s Jim Stark character in ‘Rebel Without a Cause.’

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LOS ANGELES - When the director and producers of the dystopian action-adventure film "Divergent" sought inspiration for the movie's teenage heroine, they didn't turn to "The Hunger Games'" Katniss Everdeen or "Twilight's" Bella Swan, as might have been expected. Instead, the filmmakers recalled James Dean's Jim Stark, the rebellious protagonist who defies his parents and his peers in 1955's "Rebel Without a Cause."

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Shailene Woodley stars as Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior in ‘Divergent.’ The heroine was fashioned after James Dean’s Jim Stark character in ‘Rebel Without a Cause.’