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Delon in 2011
8 November 1935 (age 83)
Sceaux, France
ResidenceChêne-Bougeries, Switzerland
Swiss (since 1999)
Years active1957–2012
Spouse(s)Nathalie Delon (1964–68)
Partner(s)Romy Schneider (1958–63)
Mireille Darc (1968–82)
Rosalie van Breemen (1987–2002)
Children4, including Anthony and Anouchka

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (French: [alɛ̃ dəlɔ̃]; born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and businessman. He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Plein Soleil (1960), L'Eclisse (1962), The Leopard (1963), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), Lost Command (1966) and Le Samouraï (1967). Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle.

Delon acquired Swiss citizenship on 23 September 1999, and the company managing products sold under his name is based in Geneva. He resides in Chêne-Bougeries in the canton of Geneva.

  • 2Career
  • 4Personal life

Early life[edit]

Alain Delon was born in Sceaux, Seine (now Hauts-de-Seine), Île-de-France, an upscale suburb of Paris. His parents, Édith (née Arnold; 1911—1995) and Fabien Delon (1904—1977), divorced when Delon was four.[1] Both remarried and as a result, Delon has a half-sister and two half-brothers. His paternal grandmother was Corsican, from Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo.[2] When his parents divorced, Delon was sent to live with foster parents. When those died, his parents shared him but the arrangement proved unsatisfactory. He attended a Roman Catholic[3] boarding school, the first of several schools from which he was expelled because of unruly behavior. Teachers once tried to persuade him to enter the priesthood because of his aptitude in religious studies.[citation needed] At 14, Delon left school, and worked for a brief time at his stepfather's butcher shop. He enlisted in the French Navy three years later, aged 17, and in 1953-54 he served as a fusilier marin in the First Indochina War. Delon has said that out of his four years of military service he spent 11 months in a military jail for being 'undisciplined'.[citation needed]


In 1956, after being dishonorably discharged from the military, he returned to France. He had little money, and got by on whatever employment he could find. He spent time working as a waiter, a porter, a secretary and a sales assistant. During this time he became friends with the actress Brigitte Auber, and joined her on a trip to the Cannes Film Festival, where his film career would begin.

Early film roles[edit]

At Cannes, Delon was seen by a talent scout for David O. Selznick. After a screen test Selznick offered him a contract, provided he learn English. Delon returned to Paris to study the language, but when he met French director Yves Allégret, he was convinced that he should stay in France to begin his career. Selznick allowed Delon to cancel his contract, and Allégret gave him his debut in the film with Edwige Feuillère, Quand la femme s'en mêle (1957) (Send a Woman When the Devil Fails). Marc Allégret cast him in Be Beautiful But Shut Up (1958), which also featured a young Jean-Paul Belmondo. He was then given his first lead, supporting Romy Schneider in a period romance, Christine (1958), based on a novel by Arthur Schnitzler. He and Schneider began a highly publicised romance in real life. The film was the seventeenth most popular movie at the French box office that year.[4]

French stardom[edit]

Delon was given the lead in a comedy, Women Are Weak (1959). This was a big hit in France[5] and was the first of Delon's films to be seen in America. Delon made some personal appearances in New York to promote the movie. He was a known associate of Serbian-born gangster Vojislav Stanimirovic and frequented his establishments owned and operated in Manhattan[6]

International fame[edit]

Delon then made two films which ensured his international reputation. In 1960, he appeared in René Clément's Plein Soleil, released in the US as Purple Noon, which was based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. Delon played protagonist Tom Ripley to critical acclaim; Highsmith herself was a fan of his portrayal.[7] The movie was a hit in France and on the art house circuit in English-speaking countries. He then played the title role in Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers (1960). Critic Bosley Crowther of The New York Times said Delon's work was 'touchingly pliant and expressive.' John Beaufort in the Christian Science Monitor said:

Rocco's heartbroken steadfastness furnishes the film with the foremost of its ironic tragedies ... [I]ts believability rests finally on Mr. Delon's compelling performance.[citation needed]

Delon made his stage debut in 1961 in the John Ford play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore alongside Romy Schneider in Paris. Visconti directed the production which broke box office records.[8] He was reunited with Rene Clement in the Italian comedy film about fascism, The Joy of Living (1961). It was a minor success. More popular was an all-star anthology film Famous Love Affairs (1961); Delon's segment cast him as Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, opposite Brigitte Bardot. Around this time Delon was mentioned as a possibility for the lead in Lawrence of Arabia.[9] Peter O'Toole was cast instead, but then Delon was signed by Seven Arts to a four-picture deal, including a big budget international movie of the Marco Polo story and The King of Paris, about Alexandre Dumas.[10] Neither project came to fruition. Instead he was cast by Michelangelo Antonioni opposite Monica Vitti in L'Eclisse (1962),[citation needed] a major critical success, although audiences were small. More popular was another all-star anthology film, The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1963); Delon's segment cast him with Danielle Darrieux.[citation needed]


Producer Jacques Bar was making a heist film with Jean Gabin with backing from MGM, Any Number Can Win (1963). Gabin's co star was meant to be Jean-Louis Trintignant until Delon lobbied Bar for the role. He took the film's distribution rights in certain countries instead of a straight salary. Because this had never been done before in France, this was known as 'Delon's method.' The gamble paid off well, with Jean Gabin later claiming that Delon earned ten times more money than he did as a result. However, in 1965 Delon claimed 'no one else has tried it since and made money.'[11] Nonetheless, the experience gave Delon a taste for producing. He also signed a five-picture deal with MGM, of which Any Number Can Win was the first. His reputation was further enhanced when he worked with Visconti again for Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) with Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale. This was the seventh biggest hit of the year in France; Any Number Can Win was the sixth.[12]The Leopard was also widely screened in the U.S. through 20th Century Fox. Delon was now one of the most popular stars in France. He starred in a swashbuckler, The Black Tulip (1964), from a novel by Alexandre Dumas, another hit.[13]Les Félins (1964), which reunited him with Rene Clement and co-starred Jane Fonda, was filmed in French and English versions. The latter was distributed by MGM, but it was not a success.[14] In 1964, the Cinémathèque Française held a showcase of Delon's films and Delon started a production company, Delbeau Production, with Georges Beaume. They produced a film called The Unvanquished (L'insoumis) (1964), where Delon played an OAS assassin. It had to be re-edited because of legal issues. Despite being distributed by MGM, audiences were small.[citation needed]

Hollywood star[edit]

Typecast as a 'Latin Lover', Delon spent the next few years focused on making it in Hollywood. He was quoted in 1965 as saying:

I don't know whether I'll succeed or not. If I were to concentrate on working entirely here and flop it would be a disaster for me in Europe. Everything would dissolve and I would have nothing. My dream is to do one picture a year in America and one in Europe... [But America is] the top, the last step. It's a kind of consecration... If you want to be an international star you must establish yourself in American pictures, because only they will get adequate world wide distribution. It takes only a year for an American star to become known throughout the world. But European actors consider it a big break to get their pictures shown in New York. Because of my accent I would not attempt to play Americans. I am working on removing the distinctly French inflections from my speech so that I can play all continental nationalities.[11]

He started with a small part in an all-star anthology for MGM, The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), opposite Shirley MacLaine. It was popular although Delon had little to do. He had his first English-language lead in Once a Thief, where he co-starred with Ann-Margret. It was based on a novel by Zekial Marko who had written Any Number Can Win, but it was not as successful. It was financed by MGM who announced Delon would appear in a Western Ready for the Tiger directed by Sam Peckinpah, but the film was never made.[15] Instead Delon signed a three-picture deal with Columbia, for whom he appeared in the big budget action film Lost Command (1966), playing a member of the French Foreign Legion, alongside Anthony Quinn and Claudia Cardinale. The studio also announced that he would appear in the biopic Cervantes, but this was never made.[16] Universal Studios used Delon in a Western, opposite Dean Martin, Texas Across the River. Ray Stark wanted to use him in The Night of the Iguana and This Property Is Condemned.[17][18] He did not appear in either film but was in that producer's Is Paris Burning?, directed by René Clement, playing Jacques Chaban-Delmas. This was a massive hit in France but performed disappointingly at the US box office - as did all of Delon's Hollywood financed films.[citation needed] Delon remained a massive star in France. Along with Steve McQueen and Sean Connery he was one of the biggest stars in Japan.[19] However he could not make headway in the U.S.[citation needed]

Return to France[edit]

After six Hollywood movies Delon returned to France to make The Last Adventure opposite Lino Ventura. It was one of Delon's most popular films of the 1960s but was not popular in North America. He was meant to work again with Visconti in The Stranger but did not end up playing it.[20] Instead he appeared on stage in Paris, Les Yeux Creves and made Le Samouraï with Jean-Pierre Melville, which became another classic.[citation needed] He played an amnesiac in Diabolically Yours (1968) for Julien Duvivier and had a role in another all-star anthology, Spirits of the Dead (1968); his segment was directed by Louis Malle, and co-starred Brigitte Bardot. Delon had another attempt at English-language cinema with The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) with Marianne Faithfull for director Jack Cardiff. It was a surprise hit in Britain.[21] Far more popular at the French box office was Farewell Friend (Adieu l'ami), where Delon and Charles Bronson played former legionnaires who get involved in a heist. The film helped turn Charles Bronson into a genuine star in Europe.[citation needed]

Romy schneider

Marković affair and gangster movies[edit]

While making the thriller The Swimming Pool (1969) with Romy Schneider, Delon's friend and bodyguard Stevan Marković was found murdered in a rubbish dumpster near Paris. The police investigation would reveal, allegations of sex parties involving celebrities such as Delon and members of government including future French Prime Minister Georges Pompidou, whose wife, Claude Pompidou, was allegedly the focus of a series of compromising photos at one such party. Corsican crime boss François Marcantoni also became embroiled in the scandal after a note left by Marković stated that anything happened to him would be because of Delon and Marcantoni. The affair gained notoriety throughout France and in the French press as the 'Marković affair'. In a 1969 BBC interview, Delon was questioned about his alleged involvement in the death of Marković, rumours of his involvement in sex parties, and Delon's own sexual tastes.

Reporter: People, once more, don't say it straight to your face but they suggest very very strongly that you have homosexual tastes ?

Delon: So what's wrong if I had ? Or I did ? Would I be guilty of something ? If I like it I'll do it. We have a great actor in France named Michel Simon and Michel Simon said once, 'If you like your goat, make love with your goat.' But the only matter is to love.[22]

Delon then starred in a series of gangster films. First was Jeff (1969), for his own production company, Adel. The Sicilian Clan (1969) teamed him with Lino Venura and Jean Gabin, and was a blockbuster. Even more popular was Borsalino (1970), which Delon produced and co-starred opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo. Neither of these broke through in the US the way Delon hoped.[23] Neither did The Red Circle, despite Delon appearing with Yves Montand. For a change of pace, he produced a romantic drama, The Love Mates (1971), which was not a success. Neither was a comedy Easy, Down There! (1971).[24]

Anouchka Delon

More international films[edit]

In the early 1970s Delon made another attempt at the English speaking market. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972) for Joseph Losey was poorly received but Red Sun (1972), with Charles Bronson and Toshiro Mifune, did well. In France he appeared opposite Simone Signoret in The Widow Couderc (1971). He made his third film with Melville, Un flic (1972). He produced and starred in a romantic drama, Indian Summer (1972), then made some thrillers: Traitement de choc (1973), and Tony Arzenta (1973). In 1973, he recorded with Dalida 'Paroles, paroles', a popular French-language version of the Italian song 'Parole parole'. He tried again for Hollywood stardom with Scorpio (1973), with Burt Lancaster for director Michael Winner. It was only a minor hit. In France he made The Burned Barns (1973) and Creezy (1974). He produced Two Men in Town (1974) which re-teamed him with Jean Gabin, and Borsalino & Co. (1974), a sequel to his earlier hit. After another gangster thriller, Icy Breasts (1974), Delon returned to his first swashbuckler since The Black Tulip, playing the title character in the 1975 Italian-French film Zorro. He made some more crime filmes: The Gypsy (1975), Flic Story (1975) (with Jean Louis Triginant), Boomerang (1976) and Armaguedon (1976). In 1976, Delon starred in Monsieur Klein, which won him the César Award (French equivalent of the Oscar).[citation needed]

Delon with his daughter Anouchka at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

It was back to crime for another series of thrillers in which he starred as well as produced: Man in a Hurry (1976), Death of a Corrupt Man (1977), Le Gang (1978), Attention, The Kids Are Watching (1978).[citation needed]In 1979 Delon stated only a quarter of his business activities involve films:

I have a helicopter business, build furniture, promote prize fights, and race horses... I star in two or three pictures a year in France. They make tremendous profits around the world. My pictures are the most popular in Russia. I am a superstar in Europe. I would like to be a star in America. In order to do so I would have to live and work in Hollywood. I can't do that. My Adel productions makes at least one film a year. I do everything from A to Z. I find a story, hire writers, choose a director, collect a cast, and then put it all together. I even handle the finances, distribution, and publicity. I refuse to accept the director who thinks himself a genius and tries to put his stamp on my films. It is my stamp that counts... I don't mean to sound egotistical. The simple truth is that I am an enormous star all over the world. I like that because it enables me to live well.[25]

In 1979 he made a final attempt at Hollywood stardom, signing with agent Sue Mengers and starring in The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979).[26] The film was not a big success. Delon returned to French films which he produced: The Medic (1979) and Three Men to Kill (1980).

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Teheran 43 (1981) was a change of pace. In this big Soviet production he co-starred with Claude Jade and Curd Jürgens in a co-starring role beside Russian actors. Then it was back to crime: For a Cop's Hide (1981), Le choc (1982), Le Battant (1983) (which Delon directed). He was awarded the Best Actor César Award for his role in Bertrand Blier's Notre histoire (1984), and portrayed the aristocratic dandy Baron de Charlus in a film adaptation of Marcel Proust's novel Swann in Love in the same year. The thrillers resumed: Parole de flic (1986), The Passage (1986 film), Let Sleeping Cops Lie (1988), and Dancing Machine (film) (1990). One notable film during this time was Jean-Luc Godard's Nouvelle Vague in 1990, in which Delon played twins. Delon's last major role was in Patrice Leconte's Une chance sur deux in 1998, another box office disappointment. Delon announced his decision to give up acting in 1997, although he still occasionally accepts roles.


In 2001, Delon starred in the French television drama Fabio Montale. He played an ageing policeman dressed in stylish clothes, a 'signature Delon' role for audiences. The show was a big hit. In 2003, Delon tried to recreate the success of Fabio Montale and produced and starred in another French television police drama, Frank Riva. It did well but less so than Fabio Montale. He starred, in 2008, as Jules Cesar in the box-office hit Asterix aux jeux Olympiques which co-starred Gerard Depardieu. Around this time he mostly took roles in TV movies and also played some roles on the French stage. He directed a TV movie himself in 2008 co-starring Anouk Aimee, titled Love Letters based on a play by A.R. Gurney. In 2018, after a seven-year hiatus from cinema, Delon was planning to star in a new movie, titled 'La Maison Vide', co-starring Juliette Binoche and directed by Patrice Leconte. However, in November 2018 the French media announced that the project was canceled. No specific reason was given for the cancelation.[27] His last roles to date have been in the 2011 television movie 'Une journée ordinaire' and in the 2012 Russian production S Novym godom, Mamy! in which he starred as himself.

In April 2019, at 83, Delon released a new single. The track, titled Je n'aime que toi, was composed by Rick Allison and Julia Paris. Already in 1973 Delon scored a huge international hit duetting with Egyptian-French singer Dalida on the song Paroles...paroles. In 1983 he collaborated with Shirley Bassey on the international hit song Thought I'd ring you.[28][29]

At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from May 14 to 25, Delon will be the recipient of an honorary Palme d'Or for his long standing career in the movies. A retrospective of some of his films plays at the festival.[30][31][32][33][34]

Business career[edit]

In the 1970s Delon expanded his interests. He bought trotters[clarification needed] and promoted fights.[35] Since the formation of a perfume label in his name, Delon has had a variety of products sold under his name including wristwatches, clothing, eyewear, stationery and cigarettes.[36][37] 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). Delon reportedly wrote a letter thanking Chow for helping the sunglasses sell out in the region.[38] The film's director John Woo has acknowledged Delon as one of his idols and wrote a short essay on Le Samourai as well as Le Cercle Rouge for the Criterion Collection DVD releases.[39] In 2009 and 2015, Christian Dior used images of the young Alain Delon and excerpts of his 1960s films The Swimming Pool and The Last Adventure respectively in the Eau Sauvage cologne advertising campaigns.[40]

Personal life[edit]

Alain Delon filming the aborted 'Marco Polo' in Belgrade, 1962

On 20 March 1959, Delon was engaged to actress Romy Schneider, whom he met when they co-starred in the film Christine (1958).[41] 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' Päffgen, fathered by Delon[citation needed]. The child was raised mostly by Delon's parents. In December 1963, Schneider and Delon decided to break the engagement. On 13 August 1964, Delon married Nathalie Barthélemy. Their son, Anthony Delon, was born in September. Delon filed for divorce in late 1967 but they continued to live under the same roof.[42] The couple divorced on 14 February 1969.[43] 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. 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.

Delon lives in Chêne-Bougeries in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland with his two youngest children.

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 [Geneva Citizens’ Movement] in Geneva, is very important...I encourage it and I perfectly understand it'.[44] Alain Delon was good friends with, among others, Argentine world champion boxer Carlos Monzon.[45][46]

Markovic affair[edit]

Main article: Markovic affair

On 1 October 1968, in the village of Élancourt, Yvelines, on the western outskirts of Paris, the body of Stevan Marković, ex-bodyguard of Delon, was found in a public dump.[47][48] Alain Delon and a Corsican gangster Francois Marcantoni came under investigation. One of the factors pointing in that direction was a letter of Stevan Markovic to his brother Aleksandar where he wrote: 'If I get killed, it's 100% the fault of Alain Delon and his godfather Francois Marcantoni.' Later, the investigation involved the former French Prime Minister (and later President) Georges Pompidou after a few press articles and a testimony of Borivoj Ackov.[49] He testified that he was present at parties with the wife of Pompidou, Stevan Markovic and Alain Delon.

The death of Stevan Markovic provoked a lot of rumours, suggesting the existence of group sex photos with Pompidou's wife. Pompidou himself accused Louis Wallon and Henri Capitant for using the French espionage service SDECE with an aim to set him up. After becoming President of the Republic, he named Alexandre de Marenches as the head of the SDECE in order to reform it. Assisted by Michel Roussin, his principal private secretary, de Marenches expelled a 'secret agent' involved in the investigation of Jean-Charles Marchiani.[50]

Other legal troubles[edit]

In 1969, Delon was given four months in jail by an Italian court for assaulting an Italian photographer.[51]

De Gaulle document[edit]

In 1970, it was reported that Delon, through a friend Mr Stan purchased a copy of the original manuscript of Charles De Gaulle's 1940 speech to the French encouraging them to resist the Germans. Delon paid 300,000 francs for the manuscript and then returned it to the government.[52][53]


Delon's favourite actor is John Garfield. He also admires Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando and Robert Walker.[54]

Honours and cultural impacts[edit]

  • At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, he win the Honorary Palme d'Or.[55][56][57]
  • At the 45th Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Honorary Golden Bear.[58]
  • At the 2008 César Awards on February 22, 2008, he presented the César Award for Best Actress to Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose.
  • Delon appears on the cover of the 1986 album The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths.
  • He was made Officier (Officer) of the Ordre national du Mérite in 1995.[59]
  • He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur on 21 February 1991.[60] He was promoted to Officier (Officer) in 2005.[60]
  • The song 'Beautiful Killer' on Madonna's twelfth studio album MDNA is a tribute to Delon.[61]
  • The song 'A Look From The Screen' of Russian band Nautilus Pompilius is a tribute to Delon.[62]

(Selected) Filmography[edit]

YearTitle (English)Title (French)RoleDirectorNotes
1957Send a Woman When the Devil FailsQuand la femme s'en mêleJoYves AllégretFilm debut
1958Be Beautiful But Shut UpSois belle et tais-toiLoulouMarc AllégretAlso starred Jean Paul Belmondo
ChristineChristineFranz LobheinerPierre Gaspard-Huitwith Romy Schneider
1959Women are WeakFaibles femmesJulien FenalMichel Boisrondwith Mylène Demongeot; one of Delon's first films released in the US
Way of YouthLe chemin des écoliersAntoine MichaudMichel Boisrondwith Bourvil and Lino Ventura
1960Rocco and His BrothersRocco ParondiLuchino Viscontiwith Annie Girardot
Purple NoonPlein SoleilTom RipleyRené Clémentwith Marie Laforêt
1961The Joy of LivingChe gioia vivereUlysse CecconatoRené Clémentnominated for the Palme d'Or 1961[63]
Famous Love AffairsLes Amours célèbresPrince AlbertMichel Boisrondanthology film, with Brigitte Bardot
1962Love at SeaL'Amour à la merA film starGuy Gilles
EclipseL'EclissePieroMichelangelo Antonioniwith Monica Vitti
Carom ShotsCarambolagesMonsieur LambertMarcel Bluwalcameo appearance
The Devil and the Ten CommandmentsLe Diable et les Dix CommandementsPierre MessagerJulien Duvivieranthology film
1963Joy HouseLes FélinsMarcRené Clémentwith Jane Fonda, made for MGM in English and French
Any Number Can WinMélodie en sous-solFrancis VerlotHenri Verneuilwith Jean Gabin for MGM. Delon distributed the film himself in some territories.
The LeopardTancrediLuchino Viscontinominated – Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male with Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale
The Black TulipLa Tulipe noireGuillaume/Julian de Saint PreuxChristian-Jaquedual role
1964The UnvanquishedL'InsoumisThomas VlassenrootAlain Cavalierwith Lea Massari. Made for Delon's own company.
1965The Yellow Rolls-RoyceStefanoAnthony Asquithanthology film. In English.
Once a ThiefLes Tueurs de San FranciscoEddie PedakRalph Nelsonwith Ann-Margret, Van Heflin and Jack Palance. Delon's first Hollywood film. In English.
Is Paris Burning?Paris brûle-t-il ?Jacques Chaban-DelmasRené Clémentwritten by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola. In English and French.
1966Texas Across the RiverDon BaldazarMichael Gordonwith Dean Martin. In English.
Lost CommandCapt. Philippe EsclavierMark Robsonwith Anthony Quinn, George Segal, Michèle Morgan and Claudia Cardinale. In English.
1967The Last AdventureLes AventuriersManúRobert Enricowith Lino Ventura and Joanna Shimkus
Diabolically YoursDiaboliquement vôtrePierreJulien Duvivierwith Senta Berger
The SamuraiLe SamouraïJef CostelloJean Pierre Melvillewith Nathalie Delon
1968Spirits of the DeadHistoires extraordinairesWilliam WilsonLouis Malleanthology film
Farewell FriendAdieu l'amiDino BarranJean Hermanwith Charles Bronson and Brigitte Fossey
The Girl on a MotorcycleLa MotocycletteDanielJack Cardiffwith Marianne Faithfull. In English.
1969JeffLaurentJean Hermanwith Mireille Darc
The Sicilian ClanLe Clan des SiciliensRoger SartetHenri Verneuilwith Lino Ventura and Jean Gabin
The Swimming PoolLa PiscineJean-PaulJacques Deraywith Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin
1970The Love MatesMadlyJulien DandieuRoger Kahanewith Mireille Darc
Doucement les bassesSimonJacques Deraywith Nathalie Delon
BorsalinoBorsalinoRoch SiffrediJacques Deraywith Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Rouvel. Also producer.
The Red CircleLe Cercle rougeCoreyJean-Pierre Melvillewith Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté and Yves Montand
1971The Assassination of TrotskyFrank JacksonJoseph Loseywith Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky. In English.
Fantasia Among the Squares (1971)Fantasia chez les ploucsA passengerGérard Pirèscameo appearance
Red SunSoleil RougeGaucheTerence Youngwith Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune and Ursula Andress. In English.
The Widow CoudercLa Veuve CoudercJean LavignePierre Granier-Deferrewith Simone Signoret and Ottavia Piccolo
Dirty MoneyUn flicEdouard ColemanJean-Pierre Melvillewith Catherine Deneuve
1972Indian SummerLa prima notte di quieteDaniele DominiciValerio Zurliniwith Giancarlo Giannini, Lea Massari, Sonia Petrovna and Alida Valli
1973Shock TreatmentDr. DevilersAlain Jessuawith Annie Girardot
No Way OutTony ArzentaTony ArzentaDuccio Tessari
ScorpioJean LaurierMichael Winnerwith Burt Lancaster and Gayle Hunnicutt. In English.
The Burned BarnsLes Granges brûléesJudge LarcherJean Chapotwith Simone Signoret and Miou-Miou
CreezyLa Race des seigneursJulien DandieuPierre Granier-Deferrewith Sydne Rome and Jeanne Moreau
Two Men in TownDeux hommes dans la villeGino StrabliggiJosé Giovanniwith Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer and Gérard Depardieu
1974Borsalino & Co.Roch SiffrediJacques Deraysequel to Borsalino
Icy BreastsLes Seins de glaceMarc RilsonGeorges Lautnerwith Claude Brasseur and Mireille Darc
1975ZorroDon Diego de la Vega/ZorroDuccio Tessariwith Stanley Baker and Ottavia Piccolo
The GypsyLe GitanHugo SennartJosé Giovannialso produced by Alain Delon
Flic StoryRoger BornicheJacques Deraywith Jean-Louis Trintignant and Claudine Auger
1976BoomerangComme un boomerangJacques BatkinJosé Giovannicredited as writer
ArmaguedonDoctor Michel AmbroiseAlain Jessua
Monsieur KleinMr KleinRobert KleinJoseph LoseyCésar Award for Best Film
1977Man in a HurryL'Homme presséPierre NioxÉdouard Molinarowith Mireille Darc
Death of a Corrupt ManMort d'un pourriXavier MaréchalGeorges Lautnerwith Ornella Muti, Stéphane Audran and Mireille Darc
Le GangRobertJacques Deraycredited as producer
1978Attention, the Kids Are WatchingAttention, les enfants regardent'The Man'Serge Leroywith Sophie Renoir
1979The Concorde ... Airport '79Paul MetrandDavid Lowell Richwith Robert Wagner, Susan Blakely and Sylvia Kristel
The MedicLe ToubibJean-Marie DesprèsJean Freustiéwith Véronique Jannot
1980Three Men to KillTrois hommes à abattreMichel GerfautJacques Deraycredit as writer
1981Teheran 43FocheAleksandr Alov and Vladimir NaumovGolden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival 1981
For a Cop's HidePour la peau d'un flicChoucasAlain Deloncredited as director and writer
1982The ShockLe chocMartin TerrierRobin Daviswith Catherine Deneuve
1983Le BattantJacques DarnayAlain Delonwith Anne Parillaud
1984Our StoryNotre histoireRobert AvranchesBertrand Blierwith Nathalie Baye
Swann in LoveUn amour de SwannBaron de CharlusVolker Schlöndorffbased on Marcel Proust, with Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti
1985Cop's HonourParole de flicDaniel PrattJosé Pinheirowith Fiona Gélin
1986The PassageLe PassageJean DiazRené Manzorwith Christine Boisson
1988Let Sleeping Cops LieNe réveillez pas un flic qui dortCommissaire Eugène GrindelJosé Pinheirocredited as co-writer and producer
1990Dancing MachineAlan WolfGilles Béhat
Nouvelle VagueLennoxJean-Luc Godardwith Domiziana Giordano
1992The Return of CasanovaLe Retour de CasanovaCasanovaÉdouard Niermans
Un crime [fr]Charles DurandJacques Deraycredited as writer
1994The Teddy BearL'Ours en pelucheJean RivièreJacques Deraybased on Georges Simenon
1995A Hundred and One NightsLes cent et une nuits de Simon CinémaHimselfAgnès Vardacameo appearance
1997Day and NightLe Jour et la NuitAlexandreBernard-Henri Lévywith Arielle Dombasle and Lauren Bacall
1997Une chance sur deuxJulien VignalPatrice Lecontewith Jean-Paul Belmondo and Vanessa Paradis
1999ActorsLes ActeursHimselfBertrand Blier
2003Frank Riva [fr]Frank RivaTelevision Series[64]
2008Asterix at the Olympic GamesAstérix aux Jeux OlympiquesJulius CaesarFrédéric Forestier and Thomas Langmannwith Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac and Benoît Poelvoorde
2012Happy New Year, mothers!С новым годом, мамы!Himself

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  3. ^AG, Cinergy. 'Cineman - Movie guide'. cineman.ch. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^'1958 Box Office'. Box Office Story. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  5. ^Movie box office information at Box Office Story
  6. ^'FOX BUYS CONCERN IN JOHANNESBURG: Film Company in Africa Acquired for $1,125,000 -- 'Anatomy of Murder' Here!' by HOWARD THOMPSON. The New York Times, 2 July 1959, pg. 15.
  7. ^Peary, Gerald. Interview with Patricia HighsmithArchived 2011-05-18 at the Wayback Machine, geraldpeary.com; accessed 8 February 2018.
  8. ^'POWERLESS GALLIC CRITICS: Parisian Theatregoers Flock to Play That Is Slashed And Stay Away From Another That Is Hailed' by JEAN-PIERRE LENOIR PARIS. The New York Times 4 June 1961, pg. X3.
  9. ^'Two Stars Signed for 'Lawrence' Film' Hopper, Hedda. Chicago Daily Tribune 22 Mar 1961: b5.
  10. ^Scheuer, Philip K. (21 December 1961). 'Zanuck Pitching In as 'Day' Director: Three Units on D-Day Epic; Enemies-Below Duo Reunited'. Los Angeles Times. p. B13.
  11. ^ abThomas, Kevin (18 December 1965). 'New Dream for Alain Delon'. Los Angeles Times. p. A12.
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  13. ^'1964 box office'. Box Office Story.
  14. ^French Movie Actor Bears Resemblance to Jimmy Dean Tinee, Mae. Chicago Tribune 16 Feb 1964, pg. G15.
  15. ^MOVIE CALL SHEET: 'Rouge' Heads for BroadwayMartin, Betty. Los Angeles Times 10 April 1965, pg. 19.
  16. ^'Delon Gets Title Role in 'Cervantes' Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times 7 March 1966, pg. C22.
  17. ^'LOCAL VIEWS: RITT'S TRIO -- NEW LIAISONS' By A.H. WEILER. The New York Times 4 October 1964, pg. X7.
  18. ^Sean O'Casey's Autobiography Filmed as Young Cassidy, Chicago Tribune 15 November 1964, pg. 13.
  19. ^Reisfeld, Bert. 'Japan Film-makers Make Little Go Long Way', Los Angeles Times 12 September 1965, pg. N5.
  20. ^A.H. WEILER., 'The Devils' Get a Movie Angel', The New York Times 21 November 1965, pg. X11.
  21. ^'John Wayne-money-spinner' The Guardian, 31 December 1968.
  22. ^'Alain Delon - documentaire: profession star - partie 1 de 2'. YouTube. 8 April 2017. Archived from the original on 8 May 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  23. ^Kramer, Carol. 'Top Sex Symbols of French Films Feud at Drop of Hat', Chicago Tribune, 16 August 1970, pg. E-1.
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  25. ^'Alain Delon, France's Answer to Clint Eastwood' by Vernon Scott. The Washington Post 5 Jan 1979: D12.
  26. ^'MOVIES: A TOUGH GUY GOES SOFT ON HOLLYWOOD' Mann, Roderick. Los Angeles Times 25 Feb 1979: l36.
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  35. ^Napoles, Monzon In Big Top Tonight: Napoles Out To Tame MonzonBy SAM ABT Special to The New -York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Feb 1974: 19.
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  38. ^'AIM'. members.aol.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-30.
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  41. ^SYMINGTON PREDICTS MISSILE BUDGET BOOSTLos Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 23 Mar 1959: 7.
  42. ^Actor Alain Delon Introduces Divorce-Paris Style Dorothy Manners:. The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973) [Washington, D.C] 24 Nov 1967: C14.
  43. ^Alain Delons Get Divorce Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 15 Feb 1969: b8.
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  48. ^French Murder Case Develops Into an 'Affaire': Slaying of Actor's Bodyguard Stirs Rumors of Bizarre Scandal in High PlacesBy PAUL HOFMANN Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York] 08 Nov 1968: 2.
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  50. ^Markovic affair
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  53. ^Delon gives manuscript to FranceThe Irish Times (1921-Current File) [Dublin, Ireland] 23 Dec 1970: 7.
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