Alain Delon

Born Nov 8, 1935

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French-Swiss actor. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared to French actors such as Gérard Philipe and Jean Marais, as well as American actor James Dean. He was even called the male Brigitte Bardot. Over the course of his career, Delon has worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle.… Read More

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1935 Birth Born on November 8, 1935.


1953 17 Years Old He enlisted in the French Navy three years later, and in 1953-54 he served as a fusilier marin in the First Indochina War. … Read More


1956 - 1959 2 More Events
1960 24 Years Old Delon then made two films which ensured his international reputation. In 1960, he appeared in René Clément's Purple Noon, which was based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. … Read More
1961 25 Years Old Delon made his stage debut in 1961 in the John Ford play Tis Pity She's a Whore alongside Romy Schneider in Paris. … Read More
1962 26 Years Old During their relationship, he had an affair with German actress, singer and model Nico. On 11 August 1962, Nico gave birth to a son, Christian Aaron "Ari", fathered by Delon. … Read More
1963 27 Years Old In December 1963, Schneider and Delon decided to break the engagement.
1964 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, the Cinémathèque Française held a showcase of Delon's films and Delon started a production company, Delbeau Production, with Georges Beaume. … Read More
1965 29 Years Old By now Hollywood studios were very interested in Delon and he decided to make a bid for American stardom. He was quoted in 1965 as saying: … Read More


1967 31 Years Old Delon filed for divorce in late 1967 but they continued to live under the same roof. The couple divorced on 14 February 1969.
1968 32 Years Old In 1968, during the shooting of the film Jeff, he met French actress Mireille Darc with whom he started a 15-year relationship, lasting until 1982.
1973 37 Years Old In 1973, he recorded with Dalida "Paroles, paroles", a popular French-language version of the Italian song "Parole parole".
1975 39 Years Old He played the title character in the 1975 Italian-French film Zorro.


1976 40 Years Old In 1976, Delon starred in Monsieur Klein, which won him the César awards (French equivalent of Oscars).
1979 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1979 he stated only a quarter of his business activities involve films: … Read More


1986 50 Years Old Delon's sunglasses brand became particularly popular in Hong Kong after actor Chow Yun-fat wore them in the 1986 crime film A Better Tomorrow (as well as two sequels). … Read More
1987 51 Years Old In 1987, Delon met Dutch model Rosalie van Breemen on the set of the music video for his song "Comme au cinéma" and started a relationship. They had two children: Anouchka (25 November 1990) and Alain-Fabien (18 March 1994). The relationship ended in October 2002.


1998 62 Years Old Delon's last major role was in Patrice Leconte's Une chance sur deux in 1998, another box office disappointment. … Read More
2013 77 Years Old During an interview in 2013 Delon came out in support of the French far-right political party National Front, saying "The National Front, like the MCG Citizens’ Movement in Geneva, is very important…I encourage it and I perfectly understand it". … Read More
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