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Alain Delon

Alain Delon

Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French actor, one of the best known outside his native country.

Delon was born in Sceaux, France. His breakthrough as a film star came with Plein Soleil, a 1962 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr Ripley. He also gave tremendous performances in Lucino 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, such as Jean-Paul 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.


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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. His goal was to prevent China from gaining Most Favored Nation because of the Chinese occupation of Tibet. 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. Senate subcommittee on behalf of the people of Tibet. His later work has not reached these hights, and his decline is characteristic of the nouvelle vague of French actors, such as Jean-Paul Belmondo. He dislikes public speaking but once appeared before a U.S. He also gave tremendous performances in Lucino Visconti's "The Leopard" and, perhaps his finest moment, "Le Samourai". He sits on the Board of Directors of Conservation International.

His breakthrough as a film star came with Plein Soleil, a 1962 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr Ripley. Ford also gives of his time and money for environmental causes. Delon was born in Sceaux, France. He is the current Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagle program, taking over after Chuck Yeager retired. Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French actor, one of the best known outside his native country. In one instance, he rescued a hiker overcome by dehydration. On several occasions he has personally provided emergency helicopter services at the behest of local authorities.

Ford is a private pilot of both planes and helicopters, and owns an 800 acre (3.2 km²) ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He is engaged to actress Calista Flockhart. He married again, to Melissa Mathison, in 1983, divorcing in 2003, and had with her another two children, a son, Malcom, and a daughter, Georgia. He married Mary Marquadt in 1964 and divorced in, 1979, and had two children with her, Benjamin and Willard.

Ford has been married twice. The modern-day Harrison Ford received a star on Hollywood Boulevard on June 2, 2003. The first Ford has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of famed eatery Musso & Frank. He was credited as such to avoid confusion with another actor named Harrison Ford, a silent-film actor who died in 1957.

Ford does not have a middle name. Ford" for a small role in a 1967 Western A Time for Killing, but the "J" didn't stand for anything. Ford was credited as "Harrison J. Ford assisted musician Jimmy Buffett by recording whip cracks (a skill learned for Raiders of the Lost Ark) used in the song "Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana).".

However, in 2000, he received the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Despite being arguably the most successful actor of his generation, he has received only one Oscar nomination, for Best Actor for Witness. His reported salary for the 2002 movie K-19: The Widowmaker was over $25,000,000. The Guinness Book of Records (2001) listed Ford as the richest actor alive.

He has also starred in Blade Runner, Witness, The Fugitive (1993), and the remake of Sabrina, among others. He starred as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and two further movies, and as Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Ford went on to star as Han Solo in the first three Star Wars films. Not happy with the acting jobs being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to better support his wife and two small sons before his break through role in American Graffiti.

He then went to Universal Studios and did minor television roles. Ford (and his new wife) moved to Los Angeles, California, and he contracted with Columbia Pictures for $150 a week in the studio's New Talent program where he had bit parts in three films. He married his college sweetheart, Mary Marquardt, in 1964. Ford, a self-described "late bloomer," became fascinated with acting.

He attended Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he took a drama class in his junior year. He graduated from Maine Township High School in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1960 where he reportedly was picked on by bullies and ignored by girls. His mother, Dorothy Ford was a Russian Jew, while his father, Christopher Ford, was Irish and Roman Catholic (and a former actor). Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois.

In most of his roles, Ford plays a tough, wise-cracking action hero, and is especially well known for his repeated performances of the characters of Han Solo of the Star Wars films, and Indiana Jones of Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels. Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor who between 1977 and 1983 appeared in what were then four of the top ten highest-grossing movies ever. American Graffiti (1973) - $500/week. Presumed Innocent (1990) - $12,500,000.

Devil's Own, The (1997) - $20,000,000. Air Force One (1997) - $22,000,000. Six Days Seven Nights (1998) - $20,000,000. Random Hearts (1999) - $20,000,000.

What Lies Beneath (2000) - $20,000,000. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) - $25,000,000 + 20% of the Gross. Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966). A Time for Killing (1967).

Luv (1967) (uncredited). Journey to Shiloh (1968). The Intruders (1970) (TV). Zabriskie Point (1970).

Getting Straight (1970). The Intruders (1970) (TV). American Graffiti (1973). The Conversation (1974).

Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt William Calley (1975) (TV). Dynasty (1976) (TV). Heroes (1977). The Possessed (1977) (TV).

Star Wars (1977). Force 10 from Navarone (1978). The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (TV). More American Graffiti (1979).

The Frisco Kid (1979). Apocalypse Now (1979). Hanover Street (1979). The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Blade Runner (1982). Return of the Jedi (1983). Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

Witness (1985). The Mosquito Coast (1986). Working Girl (1988). Frantic (1988).

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Presumed Innocent (1990). Regarding Henry (1991). L'Envers du décor: Portrait de Pierre Guffroy (1992).

Patriot Games (1992). Earth and the American Dream (1992). Commercial Entertainment Product (1992). The Fugitive (1993).

Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom (1994) (TV). A Century of Cinema (1994). Clear and Present Danger (1994). Jimmy Hollywood (1994).

Les Cent et une nuits (1995). Sabrina (1995). The Devil's Own (1997). Air Force One (1997).

Six Days Seven Nights (1998). Random Hearts (1999). What Lies Beneath (2000). K-19: The Widowmaker (2002).

Hollywood Homicide (2003). Indiana Jones 4 (2006) (in pre-production).

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