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Creator / Alain Delon

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Delon in 1964.

Alain Delon (born November 8 1935) is a French actor renowned for his work during the New Wave as well as for his many collaborations with the great European directors, including Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Pierre Melville and even, for one film, Jean-Luc Godard.

Delon's best known works include L'eclisse, directed by Antonioni, Le Samouraï, directed by Melville, and Purple Noon (Plein Soleil) in which he played Tom Ripley. Patricia Highsmith, creator of the Ripliad, was a big fan of his performance.

Delon was a prominent Sex Symbol during The '60s, considered to be incredibly good-looking. As a Bishōnen he was naturally quite popular in Japan. He also had a prominent real-life romance with actress Romy Schneider with whom he made several films. He also had a relationship with Nico which resulted in the birth of Ari, who Alain has never acknowledged as his son, despite the boy being his spitting image. Delon also married his co-star on Le Samouraï only for that to end in divorce.


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