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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. See also Rafael Sabatini, author of the novels The Sea Hawk and Captain Blood, for the roots of Flynn's screen image. 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. Sirocco, the LP from which the song was taken, was named after Flynn's yacht. 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. It was a Top 20 Australian hit in 1981. He also gave tremendous performances in Lucino Visconti's "The Leopard" and, perhaps his finest moment, "Le Samourai". In popular music, Flynn was the inspiration for the song "Errol", which was recorded by the '80s rock group Australian Crawl.

His breakthrough as a film star came with Plein Soleil, a 1962 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr Ripley. Author Charles Higham published a controversial biography, Errol Flynn: The Untold Story (Doubleday, 1980) in which he alleged that Flynn was a fascist sympathiser and that he spied for the Nazis before and during World War II, but subsequent biographies—notably Tony Thomas' Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was (Citadel, 1990)—have denounced Higham's claims as fabrications. Delon was born in Sceaux, France. Errol Flynn is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French actor, one of the best known outside his native country. His mother, a former fashion model, died on the Flynn family estate in Jamaica after a hard life of alcohol and drug addiction. One of Errol Flynn's grandsons, sometime model Luke Flynn (birth name Luke Stoecker, born 1976), the only child of Arnella Flynn (1953-1998) and fashion photographer Carl Stoecker, was named one of the world's sexiest bachelors by People magazine in 2003.

The younger Flynn's life was recounted in Inherited Risk by Jeffrey Meyers (Simon & Schuster). His only son, Sean Flynn, became an actor and later a war correspondent who disappeared in Cambodia in 1970 during the Vietnam Conflict. He planned to marry her and move to their new house in Jamaica, but during their trip to Vancouver he had his heart attack. In the late 1950s, he met the 14-year-old Beverly Aadland at the Hollywood Professional School, whom he courted during the following few years.

Flynn was married three times, to actress Lili Damita from 1935 until 1942 (one son, Sean); to Nora Eddington (1924–2001) from 1943 until 1948 (two daughters, Deirdre and Rory); and to actress Patrice Wymore from 1950 until his death (one daughter, Arnella Roma). Flynn wanted to call the book In Like Me, but his publishers refused. His somewhat unreliable autobiography, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, was published just months after his death from a heart attack and contains humorous anecdotes about Hollywood. But he still won some acclaim as a drunken ne'er-do-well in The Sun Also Rises (1957).

By the mid 1950s, he was something of a self-parody; heavy alcohol abuse had left him noticeably bloated in his last years. The trial took place in January and February of 1943, and Flynn was cleared of the crime, but he suffered both personally and in his career. Buckley, Jr. A group organized to support Flynn called the American Boys Club for the Defense of Errol Flynn (ABCDEF); its members included William F.

He was well known for having wild parties; his reputation caught up with him when teenagers Betsy Hansen and Peggy Satterlee charged him with statutory rape in November 1942. His reputation as a womanizer led to the expression "In like Flynn". During the shooting of The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Flynn and co-star Bette Davis had some legendary off-screen fights. He appeared in eight films with Olivia de Havilland.

He also played opposite Olivia de Havilland in the western movie Dodge City (1939). He was typecast as a swashbuckler and made several such films including The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (widely regarded as his best film in this genre and an acknowledged Hollywood classic) The Sea Hawk (1940), and The Adventures of Don Juan (1949). Although he hadn't really planned on an acting career, Flynn become a star with his third film, Captain Blood, in 1935. Upon gaining some experience in the acting trade, he moved to Hollywood looking for film work.

In the early 1930s he returned to Britain and in 1933 he managed to get an acting job with Northampton Repertory Theatre where he worked for two years. Shortly afterwards he moved to New Guinea where he drifted from job to job. As a child he was taken to Sydney, where he attended two schools, and was expelled from both. Errol Leslie Thompson Flynn (June 20, 1909–October 14, 1959), was a film actor born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles.

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