Enlisted in the French Marines at age 17 (date approximate)
Served in Indochina in the French Marine Corps; was a parachutist during the siege at Dienbienphu
Discovered by film director Yves Allegret
Screen acting debut in "Quand la femme s'en mele", directed by Allegret
Began playing leading roles in films including "Christine" (1959)
Acted in a Paris stage production of playwright John Ford's famous drama, "'Tis a Pity She's a Whore", directed by Luchino Visconti
Formed Delbeau Productions (which only oversaw two films); had producer credits on "L'Insoumis" and "Journal d'un combat"
English language debut in the British comedy, "The Yellow Rolls-Royce"
First of several US films, "Once a Thief"
Acted onstage in "Les yeux creves"
Acted in the first of three important films with director-screenwriter Jean-Pierre Melville, "Le samourai/The Samurai"
Formed Adel Productions, which produced most of Delon's starring vehicles for the next twenty years, as well as other films not featuring Delon (or with him in a guest appearances or cameo)
Delon and his wife Natalie centrally involved in a sex, drug and murder scandal with which a number of celebrities and prominent politicians were connected; the body of Delon's bodyguard was found in a garbage dump; Delon was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, though the incident did highlight underworld connections of long standing to which he admitted
First of many collaborations with director Jacques Deray, "La piscine/The Swimming Pool"
Rare return to US-produced film, "Scorpio"
First work with screenwriter Christopher Frank, "L'homme presse/Man in a Hurry", in which Delon starred
Last US credit to date, "The Concorde--Airport '79"
Directed first film, "Pour la peau d'un flic/For a Cop's Hide", in which he starred and for which he also co-wrote the screenplay with Christopher Frank
Directed a second feature film, "La Battant/The Cache", in which he also starred and for which he co-wrote the screenplay with Christopher Frank
Accused the Cannes Film Festival and French culture minister Jack Lang of using political manipulation to keep Bertrand Blier's film, "Notre Histoire/Our Story", which Delon starred in and co-produced, out of the festival
Last film by Adel Productions, "La Passage/The Passage"
Formed new production company, Leda Productions