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Alain Delon

Male 1935 -    Has 2 ancestors and 6 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Alain Delon 
    Birth 8 Nov 1935  Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Prominent People France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I373011  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Alain Delon at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2023 

    Father Fabien Delon   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Edith Arnold   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Divorce 1939 
    Family ID F147923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christa Paffgen,   b. 16 Oct 1938   d. 18 Jul 1988 (Age 49 years) 
     1. Living
    Family ID F147883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 

    Family 2 Romy Schneider,   b. 23 Sep 1938, Wien, Österreich Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 May 1982, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 43 years) 
    Marriage 1959 
    Family ID F147882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2002 

    Family 3 Living 
    +1. Living
    Family ID F147879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 

    Family 4 Living 
    Family ID F147880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 

    Family 5 Living 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F147881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2018 

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    • The product of a broken home, Alain Delon had a stormy childhood. He was frequently expelled from school.
      CAREER: early 50's - parachutist with French Marines in Indochina; mid 50's - worked at various odd jobs including, waiter, salesman, and porter in Les Halles market; 1957 - film debut in Yves Allegret's "Quand la femmes s'en mele"; declined contract with Selznick studios; 1960 - recieved international recognition for his role in Visconti's "Rocco e i suoi fratelli"; 1961 - stage role in Tis Pity She's a Whore, directed by Visconti, Paris; 1964 - formed film company Delbeau Produ ctions; produced short film directed by Guy Gilles; 1968 - involved in murder, drug, sex scandal that indirectly implicated major politicians and show business personalities, eventually cleared of all charges; late 60's - formed film company Adel Film; 1970 - began producing feature films; 1981 - directed film "Pour la peau d'un flic". Without previous professional preparation, Alain Delon came to embody the young, energetic, often morally corrupted man. With his breathtaking good-looks, he was also predestined to play tender lovers and romantic heroes, and he was in the beginning a French embodiment of the type created in America by James Dean. His first outstanding success came with the role of the parasite Tom Ripley in Clement's sun-drenched thriller "Plein soleil". Delon presented a psychological portrait of a murderous young cynic who attempts to take on the identity of his victim. A totally different role was offered to him by Visconti in "Rocco e i suoi fratelli". In this film, Delon plays the devoted Rocco, who accepts the greatest sacrifices to save his characterless brot her Simon. After several other films in Italy, he returned to the criminal genre with Jean Gabin in "Melodie en sous-sol". This work, a classic example of the genre, was distinguished not only by a soundly worked-out screenplay, but also by the careful producti on and the excellent performances of both Delon and Gabin. It was only in the late sixties that the sleek and lethal Delon came to epitomise the calm, psychopathic hoodlum, staring into the camera like a cat assessing a mouse. His tough, ruthless side was firs t used to real effect by Jean-Pierre Melville in Samouraï, Le (1967). In 1969, he had a huge success in the bloodstained "Borsalino", which he also produced, playing a small-time gangster who, with Jean-Paul Belmondo becomes king of the Marseilles thirties underwo rld. Delon later won critical acclaim for his roles, against type, in Joseph Losey's Monsieur Klein (1976) in which Delon played (brilliantly) the icily sinister title role, and the art-movie Un amour de Swann (1984). Today Alain Delon is married to Rosalie, he has an older son Anthony (who has also acted in a number of movies) from his first marriage to Nathalie, and has a young son and daughter, Alain-Fabien and Anouchka with his wife Rosalie.

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