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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. Since 1999 he has been married to Janelle Lacey. 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. From 1983 until 1995 Dreyfuss was married to Jeramie Rain, with whom he had three children. 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. Nathan Lane was brought in to replace Dreyfuss in the London production. He also gave tremendous performances in Lucino Visconti's "The Leopard" and, perhaps his finest moment, "Le Samourai". The reason for his departure was unclear, but newspapers noted that Dreyfuss was still suffering from problems relating to an operation for a herniated disc in January, and that the part of Max Bialystock in the play is a physically demanding one.
His breakthrough as a film star came with Plein Soleil, a 1962 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr Ripley. In November 2004, he was scheduled to appear in The Producers in London, but withdrew from the production a week before the opening night. Delon was born in Sceaux, France. In April, 2004, he appeared in the revival of Sly Fox on Broadway (opposite Eric Stoltz, René Auberjonois, Bronson Pinchot, Elizabeth Berkeley, et al.). Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French actor, one of the best known outside his native country. Since then he has continued his career as one of the most reliable and versatile actors, not only in the movies, but also in television and on stage. He cleaned himself up and made a comeback in Hollywood in the film Down And Out In Beverly Hills, proving that he was still one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors.
This led to a growing drug dependency, which ended one night in 1982, when his car hit a tree and he was arrested for possession of cocaine. Between 1978 and 1982, Dreyfuss acted in several films, but none did particularly well at the box office. For his portrayal of a struggling actor in The Goodbye Girl he won an Oscar, becoming the youngest actor to ever win the Best Actor Award. He went on to star in the huge box office hits Jaws and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.
Dreyfuss' played his first lead role in the Canadian film The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz. Dreyfuss' first film part was a very small, uncredited part in The Graduate, in which he only had one line, "Shall I call the cops? I'll call the cops." He made then an impression in Dillinger, and landed a role in the 1973 hit American Graffiti, acting with other future stars, like Harrison Ford. During the late 60s and early 70s, he performed also on stage on Broadway, off-Broadway, repertory and improvisational theater. During this time he acted in some small TV roles on shows such as Peyton Place and The Big Valley.
He attended the San Fernando Valley State College for a year and then became a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, and worked in alternate service for two years as a clerk in an Los Angeles hospital. He debuted in the TV production In Mama's House when he was fifteen. Dreyfuss' acting career began at this age at the Beverly Hills Jewish Center. He spent his early childhood in Brooklyn and in Bayside, Queens until he moved to Los Angeles with his family at age nine.
He was born as the son of an attorney in Brooklyn, New York. Richard Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an American actor. The Graduate (1967). The Young Runaways (1968).
Hello Down There (1969). American Graffiti (1973). Dillinger (1973). The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974).
The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974). Inserts (1975). Jaws (1975). Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
The Goodbye Girl (1977). The Big Fix (1978). The Competition (1980). Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981).
The Buddy System (1984). Down and Out in Beverly Hill (1986). Stand by Me (1986). Tin Men (1987).
Stakeout (1987). Nuts (1987). Moon Over Parador (1988). Let It Ride (1989).
Always (1989). Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990). Postcards from the Edge (1990). Once Around (1991).
What About Bob? (1991). Lost in Yonkers (1993). Another Stakeout (1993). Silent Fall (1994).
The Last Word (1995). The American President (1995). Holland's Opus (1995). Mr.
Mad Dog Time (1996). Night Falls on Manhattan (1997). Krippendorf's Tribe (1998). The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001).
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001). Silver City (2004).