Alain Delon

Actor, Producer, Director
One of the great cinematic anti-heroes of the 1960s and 1970s, French actor Alain Delon brought a sense of daring and insouciant charm to his portrayals of gangsters, hired guns and men of mystery in such international ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1935 in France

Filmography

Actor (80)

Happy New Year, Moms 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mesrine: Killer Instinct 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Asterix at the Olympic Games 2008 (Movie)

Jules Cesar (Actor)

Les Acteurs 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

Actor for a Day (Actor)

Une Chance sur Deux 1998 (Movie)

Julien Vignal (Actor)

Le Jour et la nuit 1997 (Movie)

Alexandre (Actor)

Le Samourai 1997 (Movie)

Jef (Actor)

The Teddy Bear 1993 (Movie)

Jean Riviere (Actor)

Un Crime 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Retour de Casanova 1991 (Movie)

Casanova (Actor)

Dancing Machine 1990 (Movie)

Alan Wolf (Actor)

Nouvelle Vague 1990 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

Ne reveillez pas un flic qui dort 1988 (Movie)

Grindel (Actor)

Le Passage 1986 (Movie)

Jean Diaz (Actor)

Parole de Flic 1984 (Movie)

Daniel Pratt (Actor)

Un Amour de Swann 1984 (Movie)

Baron DeCharlus (Actor)

Le Battant 1983 (Movie)

Jacques Darnay (Actor)

Notre Histoire 1983 (Movie)

Robert Avranche (Actor)

Le Choc 1981 (Movie)

Martin Terrier (Actor)

Pour la peau d'un flic 1980 (Movie)

Choucas (Actor)

Teheran '43 1980 (Movie)

Inspector Foche (Actor)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Captain Paul Metrand (Actor)

Trois Hommes a Abattre 1979 (Movie)

Michel Gerfaut (Actor)

Harmonie 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Toubib 1978 (Movie)

J M Despree (Actor)

Attention, les enfants regardent 1977 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Armaguedon 1976 (Movie)

Ambrose (Actor)

L' Homme presse 1976 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Le Gang 1976 (Movie)

Robert Lurcat-- (Actor)

Mort d'un pourri 1976 (Movie)

Xav (Actor)

Comme Un Boomerang 1975 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Flic Story 1975 (Movie)

Borniche (Actor)

Mr. Klein 1975 (Movie)

Robert Klein (Actor)

Borsalino and Co. 1974 (Movie)

Roch (Actor)

Le Gitan 1974 (Movie)

Gitan (Actor)

Zorro 1974 (Movie)

Zorro (Actor)

Creezy 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Gifle 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Seins de Glace 1973 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

Scorpio 1973 (Movie)

Jean Laurier (Actor)

Big Guns 1972 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Deux hommes dans la ville 1972 (Movie)

Gino (Actor)

Les Granges Brulees 1972 (Movie)

Larcher (Actor)

Race des "Seigneurs," La 1972 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Doucement Les Basses! 1971 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

La Prima Notte di Quiete 1971 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

The Assassination of Trotsky 1971 (Movie)

Jacson (Actor)

Traitement de choc 1971 (Movie)

Devilers (Actor)

Un Flic 1971 (Movie)

Coleman (Actor)

Borsalino 1970 (Movie)

Siffredi (Actor)

Fantasia Chez Les Ploucs 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Il Etait une fois un flic 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Veuve Couderc 1970 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Soleil Rouge 1970 (Movie)

Gauche (Actor)

The Sicilian Clan 1970 (Movie)

Roger Sartet (Actor)

The Swimming Pool 1970 (Movie)

Jean-Paul (Actor)

Madly 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sortie de secours 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Red Circle 1969 (Movie)

Corey (Actor)

Toby Dammit 1969 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

La Motocyclette 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Diabolically Yours 1966 (Movie)

Georges Campo (Actor)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

Jacques Chaban-Delmas (Actor)

The Last Adventure 1966 (Movie)

Manu (Actor)

Lost Command 1965 (Movie)

Esclavier (Actor)

Texas Across the River 1965 (Movie)

Don Andrea Baldasar (Actor)

Once a Thief 1964 (Movie)

Eddie Pedak (Actor)

Any Number Can Win 1963 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

The Leopard 1963 (Movie)

Tancredi (Actor)

The Yellow Rolls-Royce 1963 (Movie)

Stefano (Actor)

L' Eclisse 1962 (Movie)

Piero (Actor)

Le Diable et les Dix Commandements 1962 (Movie)

Son (Actor)

The Black Tulip 1962 (Movie)

Julien/Guillaume (Actor)

Rocco and His Brothers 1961 (Movie)

Rocco Parondi (Actor)

Purple Noon 1960 (Movie)

Tom Ripley (Actor)

The Joy of Living 1960 (Movie)

Ulisse Ceconato (Actor)

Faibles Femmes 1959 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Christine 1958 (Movie)

Franz (Actor)

When the Woman Butts In 1956 (Movie)

Jo (Actor)
Producer (16)

Le Retour de Casanova 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dancing Machine 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ne reveillez pas un flic qui dort 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Le Passage 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Parole de Flic 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Le Battant 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pour la peau d'un flic 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trois Hommes a Abattre 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Le Gang 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Comme Un Boomerang 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mr. Klein 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Borsalino and Co. 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Prima Notte di Quiete 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Borsalino 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Madly 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sortie de secours 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (7)

Ne reveillez pas un flic qui dort 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Parole de Flic 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Battant 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Choc 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pour la peau d'un flic 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mort d'un pourri 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Comme Un Boomerang 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Le Battant 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Pour la peau d'un flic 1980 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (1)

Parole de Flic 1984 (Movie)

("I Don't Know") (Theme Song Performer)

Biography

One of the great cinematic anti-heroes of the 1960s and 1970s, French actor Alain Delon brought a sense of daring and insouciant charm to his portrayals of gangsters, hired guns and men of mystery in such international hits as "Purple Noon" (1961), "Le Samourai" (1967), "The Sicilian Clan" (1969) and "Monsieur Klein" (1976). That he appeared, at least in part, to live an outlaw life off the screen as well, with multiple high-profile affairs and alleged connections to organized crime, only furthered his appeal to moviegoers on both sides of the Atlantic, who were drawn to his icy, implacable calm and Gallic bravado. On occasion, he ventured to Hollywood, but the results were frequently subpar; viewers were not interested in seeing Delon play for laughs opposite Dean Martin in "Texas Across the River" (1964) or as a cardboard hero in "Concorde Airport '79" (1979). He was best served in his native country, where he dominated the box office well into the 1980s before pulling in the reins to focus on marketing his name through a variety of products. On occasion, the lure of the silver screen proved too strong to resist, and he would return to acting on several occasions during the '90s and early 2000s. Though his famous mane of hair was silvered and the smoothness of his face marked by time, Delon's extraordinary magnetism remained untouched by the decades - irrefutable proof of his status as one of France's most enduring leading men.

Relationships

Fabien Delon

Father

Edith Delone

Mother

Anouchka Delon

Daughter

Rosalie Breeman

Companion

Nathalie Delon

Wife
married 1964 divorced 1969 Nathalie Delon was her professional name

Alain-Fabien Delon

Son
born in 1994 mother Rosalie Van Breeman

Anthony Delon

Son

Anita Ekberg Actor

Companion
Reportedly were romantically involved in the early 1960s

Anne Parillaud Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

attended a catholic boarding school in Bagneux, France

Milestones

1987

Formed new production company, Leda Productions

1986

Last film by Adel Productions, "La Passage/The Passage"

1984

Accused the Cannes Film Festival and French culture minister Jack Lang of using political manipulation to keep Bertrand Blier's film, "Notre Histoire/Our Story", which Delon starred in and co-produced, out of the festival

1982

Directed a second feature film, "La Battant/The Cache", in which he also starred and for which he co-wrote the screenplay with Christopher Frank

1981

Directed first film, "Pour la peau d'un flic/For a Cop's Hide", in which he starred and for which he also co-wrote the screenplay with Christopher Frank

1979

Last US credit to date, "The Concorde--Airport '79"

1977

First work with screenwriter Christopher Frank, "L'homme presse/Man in a Hurry", in which Delon starred

1973

Rare return to US-produced film, "Scorpio"

1968

First of many collaborations with director Jacques Deray, "La piscine/The Swimming Pool"

1968

Formed Adel Productions, which produced most of Delon's starring vehicles for the next twenty years, as well as other films not featuring Delon (or with him in a guest appearances or cameo)

1968

Delon and his wife Natalie centrally involved in a sex, drug and murder scandal with which a number of celebrities and prominent politicians were connected; the body of Delon's bodyguard was found in a garbage dump; Delon was cleared of any criminal wrong

1967

Acted onstage in "Les yeux creves"

1967

Acted in the first of three important films with director-screenwriter Jean-Pierre Melville, "Le samourai/The Samurai"

1965

First of several US films, "Once a Thief"

1964

Formed Delbeau Productions (which only oversaw two films); had producer credits on "L'Insoumis" and "Journal d'un combat"

1964

English language debut in the British comedy, "The Yellow Rolls-Royce"

1957

Screen acting debut in "Quand la femme s'en mele", directed by Allegret

1953

Enlisted in the French Marines at age 17 (date approximate)

1953

Served in Indochina in the French Marine Corps; was a parachutist during the siege at Dienbienphu

Discovered by film director Yves Allegret

Began playing leading roles in films including "Christine" (1959)

Acted in a Paris stage production of playwright John Ford's famous drama, "'Tis a Pity She's a Whore", directed by Luchino Visconti

Bonus Trivia

.

Delon was named a Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur, Commander des Arts et des Lettres.

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