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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. From Bronco Billy:. 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 Sudden Impact:. 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. From Dirty Harry:. He also gave tremendous performances in Lucino Visconti's "The Leopard" and, perhaps his finest moment, "Le Samourai". Eastwood has never taken a writing credit on a film.).
His breakthrough as a film star came with Plein Soleil, a 1962 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr Ripley. (Remembering, of course, that Eastwood himself did not write any of these lines. Delon was born in Sceaux, France. Some of Eastwood's lines are among the best-known movie quotations of all time. Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French actor, one of the best known outside his native country. He served a two-year term before declining to run for re-election. In addition to his career as an actor, Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California on April 8, 1986, receiving 72% of the vote (voter turnout was also doubled over the previous mayoral election).
I realize how unfair a thing it is that men can have children at a much older age than women.". I am very fortunate. It's a terrific feeling being a dad again at my age. "I like to joke that since my children weren't giving me any grandchildren, I had two of my own.
He also has an older son Lesly (born February 13, 1959) to Rosina Mary Glen (born September 1, 1940), who was adopted after six months in a Salvation Army Home for young unmarried mothers. He has a eleven-year-old daughter Francesca with Frances Fisher, his co-star in Unforgiven, and seven year old Morgan with his new wife Dina Ruiz. Eastwood, who has been married twice, has four other daughters and two sons by five different women: Kimberly, 40, with actress Roxanne Tunis; and Kyle, 36, and Alison 32, with his ex-wife Maggie Johnson. Eastwood received Kennedy Center Honors in 2000.
With his towering personality in literal and virtual terms, he is probably the only American actor who looks 'lonely in a crowd'. With a drawl most people call 'Western', he is cool, conceited and distant on screen. Despite the critical acclaim he has received for Oscar-winning epics in the latter part of his career, Eastwood remains the quintessential cowboy with mannerisms to match in all his movies. In more recent years, Eastwood has also started to write music for some of his films.
studio, which finances and releases most of his films. Similarly, he has a very long term relationship to the Warner Bros. Over the years, he has developed relationships with many other filmmakers, working over and over with the same crew, production designers, cinematographers, editors, and other technical people. Eastwood also produces many of his movies, and is well known in the industry for his efficient, low cost approach to making films.
Over the course of time, Eastwood has become a highly respected American director. He has chosen a wide variety of films to direct, some clearly commercial, others highly personal. Unlike many actors who also direct, Eastwood frequently directs films he does not appear in. Eastwood developed directing as a second career, and has, indeed, generally received greater critical acclaim for his directing than for his acting. He expanded his repertoire again with the love story, The Bridges of Madison County (1995), and took on more work as director, much of it well received, including Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and Mystic River (2003).
The following year, Eastwood gave a fine performance as a guilt-ridden Secret Service agent in the thriller In the Line of Fire. The film was nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Actor for Eastwood, and won four, including Best Picture and Best Director for Eastwood. He starred in and directed the gritty, cynical western, Unforgiven in 1992, taking on the role of an aging ex-gunfighter, long past his prime. But Eastwood rose surprisingly to stardom yet again in the 1990s.
He then started taking on more personal projects such as directing Bird (1988), a biopic of Charlie 'Bird' Parker, and starring in and directing White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), an uneven, loose biography of John Huston. After much less successful films like Pink Cadillac (1989), and The Rookie (1990), it was fairly obvious Eastwood's star was declining as it never had before. Although it was a success overall, it did not have the box office punch his previous films had achieved. He did make his fifth and final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988).
But the passing of time made it harder for him to be a believable tough guy. President Reagan even used his famous "make my day" line in one of his speeches. It was the fourth Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact (1983) that made Eastwood a viable star for the eighties. However his career appeared to be on the wane.
As the late seventies approached he found more solid work in comedies like Every Which Way But Loose (1978). The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) was an important contribution to the western genre. Eastwood continued to take cop, western and thriller roles, including sequels to Dirty Harry: Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988). Many have said that Eastwood's portrayal of the tough, no-nonsense cop touched a nerve with many who were just plain fed up with crime in the streets.
The film has been credited with inventing the 'loose-cannon cop genre' that has been imitated even to this day. But it was his role that year as the hard edged police inspector Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry that gave Eastwood one of his most memorable roles. He starred in the thriller Play Misty for Me (1971), and The Beguiled (1971). 1971 proved to be one of his best years in films.
His talents proved equal to all these tasks. Paint Your Wagon (1969) was still a Western, but a musical. Kelly's Heroes (1970) combined tough guy action with offbeat humor. However he also began to branch out. In Where Eagles Dare (1968) he had second billing to Richard Burton but was paid $800,000 (rather more than a fistful).
Stardom brought more roles, though still in the 'tough guy' mold. All three films were hits, particularly the third, and Eastwood became an instant international star, redefining the traditional image of the American cowboy. In these and his third film with Leone, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (1966) he found one of his trademark roles, the mysterious "man with no name". But Eastwood found even bigger and better things with Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari) in 1964, and soon followed it with For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in pił) (1965).
As Rowdy Yates, he made the show his own and became a household name around the country. In 1959 he got his first breakthrough with the long-running Television series, Rawhide. He began work as an actor, appearing in such B-films as Tarantula and Francis in the Navy. Before acting, he was a member of the United States Army.
Born in San Francisco, the son of a steel worker, Eastwood started a business related degree at Los Angeles College, but dropped out. These include Dirty Harry and "The Man with No Name" in Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns". Clint Eastwood (born May 31, 1930) is an American movie actor and director, famous for his 'tough guy' roles. "Cowboy in a Three Piece Suit" (single, 1981).
"Kelly's Heroes" (soundtrack). "Paint Your Wagon" (soundtrack). "Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites" (LP). "For You, For Me, For Evermore" (single).
"Rowdy" (single). "Unknown Girl" (single, 1961).