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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. 1938 Dad and Dave Come to Town. 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. Chedworth Steps Out. 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. 1939 Mr. He also gave tremendous performances in Lucino Visconti's "The Leopard" and, perhaps his finest moment, "Le Samourai". 1941 The Power and the Glory.

His breakthrough as a film star came with Plein Soleil, a 1962 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr Ripley. 1944 The Rats of Tobruk, & Red Sky at Morning. Delon was born in Sceaux, France. 1946 A Son Is Born. Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French actor, one of the best known outside his native country. 1949 Train of Events & Eureka Stockade. 1950 The Miniver Story & The Wooden Horse.

1952 The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men. 1953 The Heart of the Matter & The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan. 1954 Father Brown & Elephant Walk. 1955 Josephine and Men, Make Me an Offer, Passage Home, Simon and Laura & The Dark Avenger.

1956 The Battle of the River Plate & A Town Like Alice. 1957 Windom's Way, Robbery Under Arms & The Shiralee. 1959 The Nun's Story & Operation Amsterdam. 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde & Kidnapped.

1961 No Love for Johnnie & The Sins of Rachel Cade. 1962 I Thank a Fool. 1963 In the Cool of the Day. 1964 First Men in the Moon, Girl with Green Eyes & The Pumpkin Eater.

1965 The Flight of the Phoenix. 1966 10:30 P.M. Summer & Judith. 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd. 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare.

1971 Sunday, Bloody Sunday & Krasnaya palatka. 1972 Something to Hide. 1973 England Made Me, A Bequest to the Nation & Lost Horizon. 1974 The Abdication.

1976 Network. 1977 Raid On Entebbe (TV movie). When his real identity was later revealed, some commentators made the incorrect assumption that William Mitchell must have been his legal name. He was once arrested for drunkenness in Rome and, when asked for his name, he gave a fictitious one in order to protect his professional reputation.

This is not correct. Some references say his original name was William Mitchell. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. He had four children from his three marriages.

His third wife was Eletha Finch. Both marriages ended in divorce. His fist wife was Tamara Tchinarova and his second wife Yolande Turner. Peter Finch was married three times.

Finch also won five Awards of the British Film Academy. It was accepted by his widow. He died of a stroke during a promotional tour for the film. He nevertheless won the Oscar, the first time the Best Actor award had been made posthumously, and he was the first Australian actor to win the award. He also won an Oscar nomination for his over-the-top portrayal of a crazed television anchor man in the 1976 film Network.

In 1972, his role of the homosexual Jewish doctor in Sunday Bloody Sunday earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Finch's Hollywood debut was in The Miniver Story in 1950, but his first major role was 1956 in A Town Like Alice. His first role in a British-made film was in Eureka Stockade 1949 (set in Australia). Despite his stage experience, Finch suffered from stage fright and turned to films.

Finch returned the favor by having an affair with Olivier's wife, Vivien Leigh. Thereafter he played again on stage, where he was noticed by Laurence Olivier and encouraged to return to London. He began in 1935 playing theater roles, and also working in radio. In 1938, he appeared in his first movie, Dad and Dave Come to Town. After finishing school, he worked in several badly-paid jobs until he tried acting.

There he grew up in Sydney. Born Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch in London, England, he lived as a child in France and India, and finally in Australia, his parent's native country. Peter Finch (September 28, 1916 - January 14, 1977) was an English-born actor with strong Australian connections.

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