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Born: November 8, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: Cast ...
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1953:
Enlisted in the French Marines at age 17 (date approximate)
1953:
Served in Indochina in the French Marine Corps; was a parachutist during the siege at Dienbienphu
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Discovered by film director Yves Allegret
1957:
Screen acting debut in "Quand la femme s'en mele", directed by Allegret
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Began playing leading roles in films including "Christine" (1959)
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Acted in a Paris stage production of playwright John Ford's famous drama, "'Tis a Pity She's a Whore", directed by Luchino Visconti
1964:
Formed Delbeau Productions (which only oversaw two films); had producer credits on "L'Insoumis" and "Journal d'un combat"
1964:
English language debut in the British comedy, "The Yellow Rolls-Royce"
1965:
First of several US films, "Once a Thief"
1967:
Acted onstage in "Les yeux creves"
1967:
Acted in the first of three important films with director-screenwriter Jean-Pierre Melville, "Le samourai/The Samurai"
1968:
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)
1968:
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
1969:
First of many collaborations with director Jacques Deray, "La piscine/The Swimming Pool"
1973:
Rare return to US-produced film, "Scorpio"
1977:
First work with screenwriter Christopher Frank, "L'homme presse/Man in a Hurry", in which Delon starred
1979:
Last US credit to date, "The Concorde--Airport '79"
1981:
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
1982:
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
1984:
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
1986:
Last film by Adel Productions, "La Passage/The Passage"
1987:
Formed new production company, Leda Productions

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