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Alain Delon

Alain Delon

Alain Delon is a French actor born on November 8, 1935 in Sceaux, France.

Delon's breakthrough came with 'En Plein Soleil', an 1962 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr Ripley. He also gave tremendous performances in Visconti's The Leopard and, perhaps his finest moment, Le Samourai. His later work has not reached these hights, and his decline is characteristic of the nouvelle vague of French actors (cf. Belmondo).

After a string of box office disasters in the 1980s and 1990s, culminating in the unexpected failure of Patrice Leconte's film Une Chance sur deux, Alain Delon announced his decision to give up acting in 1997. In 1969, Delon and his wife were at the center of a massive scandal when their bodyguard was found shot dead in a garbage dump.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Alain Delon Facts

OccupationActor, Director, Screenwriter
BirthdayNovember 8, 1935 (82)
SignScorpio
BirthplaceSceaux, France
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Alain Delon compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Airport: The Complete Collection
Episode 1
The Concorde: Airport '79
Red Sun
L'eclisse
Sicilian Clan Aka Le Clan Des Siciliens
Scorpio
The Leopard
Texas Across the River
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