French actor born on November 8, 1935 in Sceaux (France).
The unhappy marriage of his parents made him a teen rebel and undisciplined, conflicting at school and often engaged in fights with their peers. That wayward character was moderating when he enlisted in the army and participated in the Indo-China war, as a member of a formation of skydivers who was mobilized frequently to combat zones.
Once graduated, marked by the horrors of war, again lost orientation in his life and worked in offices of all kinds. Seller was at-home and waiter, but his physical demeanor opened the doors of the cinema when Yves Allégret hired him for one of the roles of Quand femme s' at mele (1957). By that time the Hollywood industry was looking for young European Heartthrobs, but Delon preferred to not take advantage of this opportunity and turned down an offer of the Selznick Studios.
Moderate in their interpretations, perfectly adjusted to the sentimental qualities of each paper, Delon soon became one of the best-known players in Europe. He obtained international prestige thanks to Luchino Visconti, who gave one of the roles actors in Rocco and his brothers (1960) and also directed him in several theatrical productions. Subsequently, Visconti returned to claim it when it comes to shoot the Leopard (1962). Encouraged by the good progress of his career, Delon decided to create a company's own production, Delbeau Productions, which later closed to invest their capital in the Adel Film company in 1964.
In 1968 he was involved in a criminal scandal after the appearance of the corpse of his bodyguard, Stefan Markovic. While the tragic episode originated on controversy in the press of the time, this finally did not affect his career, since the Court credited the innocence of Alain Delon, accused former relations with the Marseille mafia.
From an artistic point of view, the films Delon starred in from the sixties were holing it in roles of young tormented, dark and romantic, subjected to violent passions. In a sense, was thus formulate a comparable film myth, from the European perspective, the James Dean in American cinema. His portrayal of Tom Ripley in A full sun (1959), by René Clément, modeled largely this new cinematic stereotype, characterized by a latent violence and a cold sensuality, away from all tenderness.
These qualities were instructed by the director Jean-Pierre Melville, who introduced Delon in the genre that was to provide greater professional satisfaction: film noir. Parodying this film formula along with Jean-Paul Belmondo, one of its most notable successes on the big screen, Borsalino (1970), of Jacques Deray, violent film, set in the Marseille in the 1930s did.
Opposite the fascinating density of productions as the other Mr Klein (1976), Joseph Losey, Alain Delon also was introduced with ease in the more conventional adventure film, which won a resounding success thanks to their roles protagonists in the black Tulip (1964), Christian-Jaque, and the Fox (1976), Duccio Tessari. However, despite this type of family productions and its repeated incursions in Hollywood cinema, Delon maintained his link with French black cinema and with makers of the so-called nouvelle vague.
Society informants discovered in Delon a constant source of news. After an affair with the actress Romy Schneider, married Nathalie Canovas, and that link was born Anthony Delon, who followed his father into the world of the scene. Nathalie divorced, Delon married Dutch model Rosalie Van Breemen, together with whom had two sons Alain-Fabien and Anouchka.
In 1998 he starred opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo Une chance sur deux, of Patrice Leconte, a production of adventures which, according to their statements to the press, was his farewell from the film. However, subsequently, she participated in several documentaries.
In January 2006 in Munich received the Diva award by means of German communication personalities from the show for his entire professional career.
1957: Quand femme s' scrums. 1958: Love affairs; A dangerous blonde. 1959: Weak women; Le chemin des ecoliers. 1960: What a joy live; Full sun; Rocco and his brothers. 1961: Les amours famous. 1962: The devil and the ten commandments; The eclipse. 1963: Death play Carom; The Leopard; Great play on the French Riviera. 1964: Filmmaking on the Riviera; The black Tulip; The cats; Death not defects. 1965: The last homicide; The car that became a star; The yellow Rolls-Royce. 1966: burning Paris?; Lost control; Texas. 1967: Devilishly yours; The silence of a man; Three adventurous; Extraordinary stories. 1968: Goodbye, friend; Motorcycle girl. 1969: Jeff; The piscine; The Sicilian clan; Madly. 1970: Borsalino; Red circle. 1971: The sweet female; Fantasia chez les ploucs; Once upon a time a COP; The widow couderc; Red Sun; Black Chronicle. 1972: The first night of stillness; The breasts of ice; The assassination of Trotsky. 1973: Deux hommes dans la; The race des seigneurs; Burning farms. Scorpio; Tony Arzenta; Shock treatment. 1974: Borsalino & Co.; The Gypsy; The Fox. 1975: History of a police officer. 1976: Armaguedon, the voice at the end of the world; The last hope; The other Mr Klein. 1977: The rogues; A man behind the power; Death of a corrupt. 1978: An intruder in the game. 1979: Removed; Airport 80. 1980: Teheran-43; The right to kill. 1981: By the skin of a police officer. 1982: Shock. 1983: Le battant. 1984: Notre histoire; A love of Swann. 1985: Word of law. 1986: Le passage. 1988: No wake never a policeman sleeping. 1990: Dancing machine; Nouvelle vague. 1992: The return of Casanova. 1993: A crime. 1994: L'Ours in Teddy. 1995: Les cent et une nuits. 1996: Belmondo, magnifique le. 1997: Cannes... Les 400 coups; Le jour et la. 1998: Une chance sur deux. 1999: Luchino Visconti. 2000: Les acteurs.