Alain Delon Biography

Biography of Alain Delon by Motto Cosmos.

Beautiful face, 1.77 meters tall, big blue eyes, dark hair, charismatic mimic. His gun: his magnificent seductive look. His three particularities: a real star, a favourite of women and a sex symbol. A charming bum with a dirty look. A great lover of European cinema His name: Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon, better known as Alain Delon.

Childhood

Alain Delon’s childhood began on November 8th, 1935. The young Alain was born in a small village Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine in Paris. Delon faced a turbulent childhood, full of challenges, who made him the man we all know today. Alain Delon’s recognition and worldwide fame was far away from his mayor reality of life.

Growing up in a foreign family, he learned from his young age the meaning of hard work, for surviving, and, most importantly, he felt the lack of love. Trying to rebel because of this lack, he showed unusual behaviour to the surrounding and especially to their peers. Certainly, in psychology, the consequences of the lack of motherly love, lead to the sense of child rejection. As is currently the case, either the form of carelessness and neglect, and indifference, are often the cause of malfunctions in their psychosocial development and problematic behaviour.

“You believe in God, then you don’t believe anymore and when you have a big problem, you pray anyway.”

When he was a child, his teachers tried to persuade him to enter the priesthood, because of his aptitude in religious studies. He was always interested in religion and God.

But exactly because of his bad behaviour, Alain Delon was expelled from boards and schools several times. In the new school, he got in contact with other problems, and decided to leave at the age of 14.

His only support, was his faith. In hard times and difficult conditions, especially during the war you couldn’t described the situation and compared it to nothing else in the world. “You want to fight, you are not afraid anymore if you die, and you become unconscious seeing the bodies around you scattered. You lose your smile, your joy. You’re just living here and now. Not knowing if you will live the next moment. Hard times. Times whom you need a support, to someone to hope, someone to pray for a better tomorrow. And this is faith. This is God.”

Hobbies

But don’t forget, above all his difficulties, he was still a child with dreams, hopes, needs and hobbies. The hobbies of Alain Delon were riding bike, playing in soccer games, and he loved watching movies. The only thing he did not dream, it’s about an acting career.

Family time

The parents of Alain Delon got divorced, when he was four years old. Both remarried, and Delon got a half- sister and half- brothers. A real patchwork family…

“In love, we have to dare everything if we really love.”

…a real patchwork family, who unfortunately didn’t want him. Growing up with a strict father, he gets in touch with aggression.

In such a case, the child’s psychic world undoubtedly destroyed. In psychology, divorce has harmful effects on the soul of a child, especially after various tensions between his parents, or when one parent behaved with aggression, contempt and violence. Especially the father’s absence from the boy’s life prevents identification with him, a process that is necessary to complete his identity.

Boys often, to be able to manage their feelings of loss, can turn their aggression towards others, develop antisocial and offensive behaviour, or be characterized by insecurity and immaturity.

After some difficulties in his family, his parents decided to send him to live with foster parents. He said:

“Only the past has a strong taste for me.”

When these foreign parents died, his real parents sent him to a Roman Catholic boarding school.

Working career

The working career of Alain Delon wasn’t easy, but long-lasting and hard. At the beginning, he started working in a sausage shop and later he participated in the Indochina war. When he was leaving the Navy, he stood for one more time alone against the hard life and was committed to look after a job. So, he took whatever employment he could get. With little money in his pocket, he spent time working as a waiter, a porter, a secretary and a sales assistant.

During his time as a fusilier marine in the First Indochina War (1953-54) for four years, Alain Delon spent 11 months in prison for being “undisciplined”. The lack of internal discipline and free character, became his biggest enemy. During his active services in the war, the beautiful guy got experiences, which later were beneficial to him, because he learned how to discipline himself and the way of building his character.

The start of his acting career, was some years later, when he once travelled, together with his friend and actress Brigitte Aubur, to the Cannes Film Festival. In America, he attracted the notice of the producer David O. Selznick, who wanted to cooperate with him, but Delon declined the Hollywood contract, preferring instead of that to serve with directors in Europe. Finally, Delon decided to stay in France, to work with the director Yves Allegret.

By the age of only 23, but with excellent actor skills, he was compared to French actors like Gérard Phillipe, Jean Marais, and actor James Dean. The so called “male Brigitte Bardot”, worked with wonderful people and famous directors, such as Luchino Visconti, Louis Malle, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, and Jean-Pierre Melville.

With his only 29 years, Delon started his own production company, called “Delbeau Production”. All in one, Alain Delon became actor for more than sixty films and became a numerous awards holder of recognition.

The French actor and businessman Alain Delon, became one of the great cinematic anti-heroes of the 1960s and 1970s. Especially, with his daring and insouciant charm, he reached to acquaint himself with the roles of gangsters, hired guns and men of mystery, especially in films like “The Sicilian Clan” (1969), “Le Samurai” (1967), “Purple Noon” (1961), and “Monsieur Klein” (1976), “Way of Youth” (1959) and ensured his international reputation in the criminal genre. Some film roles are named, and the criminal roles have surely his name, the name of “Alain Delon”. Over the course of his career, Delon worked with many well-known directors, and got the opportunity to learn a lot about the world of act.

Later, in 2005, he was awarded the Officer of the Legion of Honour from French President Jacques Chirac.

Strongest motto (motto of life) (most representing motto)

“I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.”

One of Alain Delon’s quotes was:

“I don’t know whether I’ll succeed or not. If I were to concentrate on working entirely here and flop it would be a disaster for me in Europe. Everything would dissolve, and I would have nothing. My dream is to do one picture a year in America and one in Europe… But America is the top, the last step. It’s a kind of consecration… If you want to be an international star you must establish yourself in American pictures, because only they will get adequate worldwide distribution. It takes only a year for an American star to become known throughout the world. But European actors consider it a big break to get their pictures shown in New York. Because of my accent I would not attempt to play Americans. I am working on removing the distinctly French inflections from my speech so that I can play all continental nationalities.”

The famous actor knew exactly what the audience wanted from him. What the fellow actors and actress thought about him. He knew exactly, where he was, and what he did. But the fame is not everything. Being an actor is more than being on screen and telling one’s text. It’s something like earning and giving.

“Viewers give me love, admiration, respect, and I for my part have to give them also something. Something that reminds me. And I’m not talking about my beauty, or the scandals I’ve done in the past. I’m talking about a lesson. A lesson of life. An example with his bad but also with his positive site. Give me love, and I will give you love back.”

Greatest loves of life

Alain Delon’s private life was a story by itself. His first lawful husband became Natalie Berthelemy, a wonderful woman who gave birth to son Anthony. The couple lived for about 5 years together, after their divorce.

After that, Delon was engaged to actress Romy Schneider, a German-Austrian, full-blown, majestic daughter of a couple of famous actors. She was only 20 years old, but she was already a great European film-star. The beautiful girl excels in the role of Sissy. Together with the leading role in the film “Christine”, she had the right to choose her partner. Through a lot of film stars, she chose the obscure 23-year-old French actress, Alain Delon. She never heard about him, but very quickly she began to fall in love with him… What a wonderful love story!

However, their first encounter was devastating. Alain Delon saw in her an emetic German girl, while she considered him to be exaggerated at everything, his clothes, his style, his appearance. But things changed. They were so different, so opposed, yet after their separation and many years later, Alain said: “I’m sorry, I never married her.”

After that Delon had an affair with the German actress, singer and model Nico, with whom he became father of another son. Because of his on and off relationships, Delon get divorced one more time. Alain himself said that he was never a man for a single woman. During another relationship with the Dutch model Rosalie van Breemen, they got another two children. Alain had many relationships- others kept a few months and other for years. With some of his old wives he is still in good relationships.

But one relationship that lasted for over 15 whole years, stood out. Alain Delon’s relationship to another wonderful person of the French cinema, a talented actor, a courageous and dedicated woman.

The love story of Mirey Darcott and Alain Delon was born in 1968. The couple were together until 1983. However, the two of them never ceased to be friends and they always counted on the help of the other. From the beginning of their relationship until the end, which was caused by the death of Mirey, Alain was always by her wife’s site. He said: “Without her, I can now leave, too”. This is the most wonderful words a man could speak out for her wife. What kind of wonderful people were they?

She was his support, his strength and the only person who could truly understand him and love him both with the assets and with his imperfections. The power of love he lacked in his early years, he had found it in her.

In the book “Les femmes de ma vie” (“The women of my life”), Delon decided to write the biggest chapter of his life about his women. Brigitte Bardot, a close friend said:

“Alain Delon is a wonderful beast, one of those who are in exile. The smile of carnivorous and earthy, as well as the perplexing blue of his gaze, enchants and captivates. This is Alain.”

Favourite occupation

Delon could only fill the lack of the parental love and the lack of protection, in the arms of his dogs“It is hard to be surrounded from people who don’t understand you, who don’t like you, and don’t really love you, and the only thing they want, is you never be born.” This kind of lack during his childhood, had a significant impact in his whole life. For children, the most important thing is that, and when they don’t get it, they will find it in something else, or will go in the wrong direction, losing control over themselves.

Trying to find love, he got a lot of dogs, which became Alain Delon’s favourite occupation. Dogs are something special, something else. Something that nobody could find it in a human being. He said:

“They usually have all the qualities of the man less defects! The defects of the man they, and countless unspeakable. They have the loyalty, love of the master whatever it is, without knowing who is and what is the master. I am always touched by the homeless dogs in the street. They do not know that their master is homeless… They love this man, they love their father, just as the Labrador Mitterrand loved his master without knowing he was president and patron of the country. My dogs love me, they do not know who I am and what I do. It is total love, love track, love without thinking, pure and true love.

In love, we have to dare everything if we really love”.

Honours

As it is typical for a star, also Alain Delon received a range of honours, who made his effort recognized. In 1991, he became Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d’honneur, in 1995, he got the famous Golden Bear in the 45th Berlin International Film Festival and at the same year he became Officer of the Ordre national du Mérite. After years, in 2008, Delon was presented the César Award for Best Actress to Marion Cotillard for “La Vie En Rose”.

Furthermore, two songs were a tribute to him. The first one in 1986, on the cover of the album “The Queen Is Dead” by The Smiths, and the song’s name “A Look From The Screen” of Russian band Nautilus Pompilius, and the second one in 2012, a song of Madonna “Beautiful Killer”, in the album MDNA.

Nowadays

Nowadays life of Alain Delon is certainly more relaxed. With a touch of a classic retro style, Delon tried with success to build his own collection of launching products. Famous watches, sunglasses and a fragrance, wear his name. A real businessman.

This year, he is still alive and will celebrate his 83 birthday, together with his two youngest children, with whom he lives together, nowadays. He lives in Paris and spends a quiet and full life.

Wonderful person

Alain Delon is absolutely a style icon. A style icon with the curse of the beauty.

“I am not a star. I am an actor. I have been fighting for years to make people forget that I am just a pretty boy with a beautiful face. It’s a hard fight, but I will win it. I want the public to realize that above all I am an actor, a very professional one who loves every minute of being in front of the camera. But one who becomes very miserable the instant the director shouts, ‘Cut!’”

…a famous quote of him tells.

Everybody knows that his striking good looks helped the French film actor to become one of the principal male stars of the French cinema ‘60s and ’70s. But he was more than a simple screen sex symbol. The sex bomb was a sensation early in his career; Alain Delon embodied the young, energetic, often morally corrupted man. With his breath-taking good looks, he was also destined to play tender lovers and romantic heroes.

As surprising as it may sound, the handsome appeal of Alain Delon was the main stumbling block on the way to his acting career. “You are too beautiful, so we have to refuse you,” – a sentence, he heard many times in the past.

He tried to explain that beauty is not always everything. And in the current century, beautiful people have a constant curse, not to be enough, to use only their beauty to get forward, and are in other words silly and dump. Alain Delon proved the opposite.

Marcel Huret wrote (Telerama, 1961):

“Alain Delon’s looks are those of a young man spoiled by life, too attractive, perhaps, who does not seem to act according to his nature.”

Delon was a wonderful person. Only few European male actors have been as iconic and influential for generations as Alain Delon. Emblematic of a modern, European masculinity, Delon’s appeal spanned cultures and continents. From his breakthrough, to his roles in some of the most celebrated films noirs, Alain came to embody the flair and stylishness of the Europeans and became one of France’s most recognizable film stars.

Alain Delon once said:

“A terrible child, is a terribly unhappy child.”

What did he mean? What was the actor talking about? Did he speak for himself? Was he so dear to his audience, but at the same time also so unhappy? Surely, he was bold and charming in his life, and not only there. Bold and charming was his appearance in his films, reflecting himself in his protagonist roles usually as “the evil child”. And yet, the more “negative roles” he played, he became so sympathetic to his audience. Alain Delon has always been ideal in his role, since with his charm he tried to enchant, to wander both the figures in the movies and the viewers. Playing the Bad Angel of Evil, in the film “Nude in the Sun”, the first major performance of his career, which made him world-famous, or even in the film “The Assassin with the Angelic Face / Le Samurai”, or even in “The Red Circle / Le Circle Rugs,” Alain Delon had the right intentions to seduce and enchant, to accomplish what he wanted. Always using his beauty as his gun. Alain Delon was just an irresistible actress. Typical for his roles: the love, emotions, and loneliness.

He surprised not only for his good manners, his beautiful career, and image, but also for his work as director, producer and screenwriter. Furthermore, his musical collaborations, his TV appearances, and his enduring role as a fashion icon in the 21st century, remained him a unique figure, who reached to fascinate more than five decades after he first achieved international fame.

“I do very well three things: my job, stupidities and children.”

All these years, and during ups and downs in his hard, but also successful life, Alain Delon learned a lot about his job, got the opportunity to work and to cooperate with wonderful people and well-known directors, and reached to became one of the most successful French actors, who has appeared on screen for more than 50 years.

Delon also learned about himself, his strengths and weaknesses. He learned about the harness of life, but also the meaning of real love, which have the possibility to cover everything negative.

During his difficult childhood and his first twenty years of his life, Alain Delon found different ways to express effectively his nervous energy. As hard as he worked to live in his first years of life, so hard he worked to overcome his shyness, and become a confident wonderful person. In the eyes of the most people, Alain is perceived as a gentle, sensitive and intuitive man. Because of his appearance, Delon was always the eye catcher and tried to avoid simple, plain and understated clothes, trying to be little more daring and exciting in his appearance, like his personality. But he didn’t focus only on himself, but he made others feel also important and loved.

People who doesn’t know him well, may underestimate his strength, but this is a big mistake. Alain Delon is a strong personality, who fell many times in the past but did not break. Because of his tuff life, he also has the possibility to overcome any adversities or obstacles thrown in his way. Certainly, his bad and negative experiences during his relation between him and his parents, had built also a lonely character, that looked only after his goals. But this seemed to be the reason why the flying, ravaging temper endangered his relationship with other people that would only helped him.

Above all, and over the years, and although his famous mane of hair was silvered, and the smoothness of his face marked by time, Alain Delon’s extraordinary magnetism remained untouched by the decades – irrefutable proof of his status as one of France’s most enduring leading men. Nowadays, people talk about him as one of the most recognizable icons in French cinema screen, and we talk about him as a part of the “wonderful people’s family”. Although he doesn’t illuminate the happiest childhood, went through difficult nature, and the absence of his parents, this seemed to become for him only a transitional stage to achieve setting life goals. Today, Alain Delon is an outstanding person, who conquers with his talent, charm and beauty the women’s world, despite his already advanced age.

When Alain Delon quotes…
  • I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.
  • In love, we should dare everything if we really love.
  • I do very well three things: my job, stupidities and children.
  • You believe in God, then you don’t believe anymore and when you have a big problem, you pray anyway.
Alain Delon’s Honors
TIME HONORS / CULTURAL IMPACTS
1986 On the cover of the 1986 album The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
1986 Song “A Look From The Screen” of Russian band Nautilus Pompilius is tribute to Alain Delon
1991 Became Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d’honneur
1995 45th Berlin International Film Festival à Golden Bear
1995 Became Officer of the Ordre national du Mérite
2005 Promoted to Officer
2008 Presented the César Award for Best Actress to Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose
2012 Song of Madonna “Beautiful Killer” (album MDNA) is a tribute to Alain Delon

 

10 worth seeing films of Alain Delon
  • Rocco and His Brothers – 1960 
  • Purple Noon – 1960
  • Eclipse – 1962
  • The Leopard – 1963
  • The Last Adventure – 1967
  • Le Samouraï – 1967
  • The Sicilian Clan – 1969
  • The Swimming Pool – 1969
  • The Red Circle – 1970
  • Klein – 1976
FILM WORKS OF ALAIN DELON

AS DIRECTOR

  • Pour la peau d’un flic(also known as For a Cop’s HideandWhirlpool), 1981
  • (With others) Le battant(also known as The Cacheand The Fighter), 1982

AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

  • Le gang(also known as La gang del parigino), 1976
  • Parole de flic(also known as Cop’s Honor), 1985
  • Dancing Machine,1990
  • (With others) Le retour de Casanova(also known as Casanova’s Returnand The Return of Casanova), 1991
  • Un crime,1993

AS PRODUCER

  • Journal d’un combat(short film), 1964
  • Borsalino,Paramount, 1970
  • Madly(also known as The Love Mates), New Line Cinema, 1970
  • Sortie de secours,1971
  • Le professeur(also known as The Professorand La primanotte di quiete), 1972
  • Deux hommes dans la ville(also known as Two against the City,Two against the Law,Two Men in Town,and Due contro lacitta), Valoria, 1973
  • Borsalino and Co.(also known as Blood on the Streets), CIC, 1974
  • Flic Story(also known as Cop Story), 1974
  • Le gitan(also known as The Gipsyand Lo zingaro), 1974
  • Comme un boomerang(also known as Il figlio del gangster),1976
  • (With others) Monsieur Klein(also known as  Klein), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • L’homme presse(also known as Man in a Hurryand L’ultimo giorno d’amore), 1977
  • Mort d’un pourri
  • Le Toubib(also known as The Medic Le Toubib), 1979
  • Trois hommes a abattre(also known as Three Men to Destroy), Union Generale Cinematographique, 1980
  • Pour la peau d’un flic(also known as For a Cop’s HideandWhirlpool), 1981
  • Le battant(also known as The Cacheand The Fighter), 1982
  • Le jeune marie,1983
  • (With others) Notre histoire(also known as Our Storyand Separate Rooms), 1984
  • Le passage(also known as The Passage), 1986
  • Ne reveillez pas un flic qui dort(also known as Never Wake a Cop), 1988

TELEVISION APPEARANCES OF ALAIN DELON

MINISERIES

  • Julien Manda, Cinema,1988
  • Title role, Fabio Montale,TF-1, 2001

SPECIALS

  • Belmondo, le magnifique,1996
  • Cannes … les 400 coups,1997
  • Luchino Visconti,RAI, 1999

WRITINGS

SCREENPLAYS

  • Comme un boomerang(also known as Il figlio del gangster),1976
  • (With Christopher Frank) Mort d’un pourri(also known as Deathof a Corrupt Man), 1977
  • (With Christopher Frank) Pour la peau d’un flic(also known as For a Cop’s Hideand Whirlpool), 1981
  • Le battant(also known as The Cacheand The Fighter), 1982
  • (With others) Le choc(also known as Contract in BloodandShock), 1982
  • Parole de flic(adaptation; also known as Cop’s Honor), 1985
  • Le passage(also known as The Passage), 1986
  • (With others) Ne reveillez pas un flic qui dort(also known as Never Wake a Cop), 1988
  • Dancing Machine,1990
  • Un crime,1993

 

 Trailers of Alain Delon’s filmography (check the table, then click to the movie and the title turns to clickable form)

  1. Sent a woman when the devil fails

Henri Godot, a night club owner in Paris, hires Jo, a young murdered to kill Boby, his arch-competitor. But jo gets in trouble with Bob’s mistress, Angela aka Maine, an intriguing dangerous woman.

  1. Christine

It is 1906, in Vienna. Franz Lobheiner and the young Christine fell in love. Lobheiner is, however, currently seeing the married Baroness von Eggersdorf. The Baron until learning of his wife’s infidelity, fight against Lobheiner. But he is no longer a real threat to the Baron, because he finds another woman to love. Her name Christine.

  1. Women are Weak

Three friends in love with the pretty inconstant Julien heart, relationships that are not without creating dissension between friends until the day they learn that he just got engaged with a fourth, a rich foreigner. Finally, they decide to suppress it by poisoning it.

  1. Way of Youth

It is based in the novel The Transient Hour by Marcel Ayme.

  1. Rocco and His Brothers

A story of passion and jealousy for a prostitute woman. Rocco and his four brothers travel to Millan for a new way in life, but a woman will start trouble between Rocco and his brother Simone.

  1. Purple Noon

Tom Ripley is a young American who arrives in Europe, to visit his friend, Philippe Greenleaf. After a difficult relationship, marked by a series of humiliations that Philippe makes happen to Ripley, she assassinates him and decides to supplant him.

  1. The Joy of Living

Ulisse and Turiddu, who grew up together in an orphanage, join the fascist party because they cannot find work. After trouble, one of them must make a decisive choice, Ulisse will obey neither the anarchists nor the fascists, even risk his life in the name of his own idea of freedom…

  1. Famous Love Affairs

Four love stories’ anthology, based on historical events.

  1. Love at Sea

Young people troubled by their dreams of freedom and their hesitations between Parisian seductions and sunny beaches of summer…

  1. Eclipse

Vittoria is a complex woman, different from her mother, who only thinks of getting rich on the stock market, and Piero, who helps others get rich and lives at an accelerated pace. Vittoria walks around the modern city with the curiosity of someone who wants more than being rich.

  1. Carom Shots

All his superiors being victims of a series of strangely similar events: Mr. Beaumanoir, Mr. Dalayrac, Mr. Frépillon … Paul finds himself director general of the case. For how long?

  1. The Devil and the Ten Commandments

Seven roughly 15-minute episodes, who show what will happen if one or more of the Ten Commandments will be broken.

  1. Joy House

Killers, in the pay of a deceived American husband, are in pursuit of Marc. He takes refuge on the Côte d’Azur and is hired as a driver by Barbara. He soon understands that he was not chosen at random and is plunged into a dark machination.

  1. Any Number Can Win

Bad luck and Francis’s lack of professionalism set the caper maddeningly askew, and the stolen cash resurfaces in an unexpected manner.

  1. The Leopard

Sicily, 1860. The Prince of Salina wants to protect his family and class from changes, in the middle of turbulent violent disruptions.

  1. The Black Tulip

On the eve of the French Revolution, in Roussillon, the police chief La Mouche stalks the black tulip without being able to stop it. He manages to scrape on a cheek, forcing the black tulip to send his brother Julien in his place.

  1. The Unvanquished

Engaged during the Algerian war and spent in the OAS, Thomas must keep a lawyer in charge of defending Algerians. She escapes by bribing the young man and helps him to escape from his universe.

  1. The Yellow Rolls-Royce

From the 1930s to the beginning of the Second World War, a yellow Rolls-Royce witnessed three stories of illegitimate love of its successive occupants.

  1. Once a Thief

Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a job, a wife and a daughter and he paid a boat in advance. He also has a detective and a brother after him, the first one believes that Eddie shot him, the second wants him as an accomplice for a robbery.

  1. Is Paris Burning?

Paris burns? Showing the facts of Resistance and the military actions which, lead to the liberation of Paris.

  1. Texas Across the River

A Spanish nobleman, is about to marry the beautiful Phoebe Ann Naylor in the sumptuous mansion in Louisiana. Shortly before the ceremony, Yancy Cottle and two cavalry officers interrupt the preparations to remind Phoebe that she had been betrothed to Yancy. Don Baldasar comes to the rescue of his beautiful and crosses the iron with Yancy. He falls through the window and kills himself.

  1. Lost Command

When someone says war, he means the daily life of Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre Raspeguy. Leading a regiment of colonial paratroopers, he is responsible for finding the head of Algerian rebellion, a former officer of his team during the battle of Dien Bien Phu.

  1. The Last Adventure

Roland and Manu, two best friends, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot’s license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to Fort Boyard completes the circle.

  1. Diabolically Yours

A wealthy amnesiac begins to suspect that his devoted wife is not really his wife and that he is not the man people keep telling him he is.

  1. The Samurai

After Professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.

  1. Spirits of the Dead

Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.

  1. Farewell Friend

After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation

  1. The Girl on a Motorcycle

Rebecca is bored with Raymond, the man she has just married. One night, she escapes from the marriage bed and leaves, naked under a leather suit, on her Harley-Davidson, to join her lover in Germany.

  1. Jeff

After a robbery, the leader of the band leaves it. A young friend and the mistress of the chief launch in pursuit. The boss will be shot but his boyfriend too.

  1. The Sicilian Clan

Roger Sartet, a dangerous mobster, escapes with the complicity of his sister Monique and a mafia family, led by Patriarch Vittorio. Despite a hunt led by Commissioner Le Goff, Sartet remains elusive. The mobster offers his Sicilian accomplices a demented project: stealing a jewellery collection on display at the Borghese Gallery and which must be transferred from Rome to New York by plane. Vittorio calls on his old American friend, Tony Nicosia, to help him out.

  1. The Swimming Pool

Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villain France. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

  1. The Love Mates

Julien and Agatha appear to be a great couple. It all changes when they meet an American woman who’ll change their lives and their perception of love.

  1. Document les basses

Abbé Médieu lives retired at the edge of the ocean in a small town, following the death of his wife. After a stormy existence, he thinks he has found peace but one day, a man arrives who declares to him: “I am the husband of your wife”. An exciting story.

  1. Borsalino

The adventures of two young thugs who are trying to become the bosses of the Marseille underworld.

  1. The Red Circle

 

  1. The Assassination of Trotsky

The film tells the last months of Leon Trotsky, from May to August 1940, until his assassination by Ramon Mercader by order of Joseph Stalin. While Trotsky is exiled to Mexico, Mercader approaches Trotsky via Gita, after a futile attempt at an armed attack.

  1. Fantasia Among the Squares

Sagamore Noonan lives reclusively on an Alabama farm where he distils hoard clandestinely. He is visited by his brother Doc Noonan and his son Billy. A young stripper, whose bikini contains diamonds, and gangster mate disturb their tranquillity.

  1. Red Sun

In 1870, a gang robs a train and steals a ceremonial Japanese sword meant as a gift from Japan to the U.S. President, prompting a man hunt to retrieve it.

  1. The Widow Couderc

A stranger arrives in a village and is hired as a labourer on a farm. The widow Couderc and the stranger fell in love. Then Jean, the stranger, seduces Félicie the young cousin of the widow Couderc.

  1. Dirty Money

After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan to use the loot for an even more elaborate- and more risky- second heist

  1. Indian Summer

Daniele Dominici replaces a sick teacher at Rimini High School. Although separated from his wife, Monica, he still lives with her. Rich and idle, his pupils bore him, except Vanina, a young girl who arouses his interest by the secret wound that he finds in her.

  1. Shock Treatment

Doctors at a rejuvenation clinic discover a formula that will prevent aging. However, it involves harvesting the blood and body parts of young men, a process that the doctors aren’t particularly averse to.

  1. No Way Out

Tony Arzenta, former hitman, wants to retire. Not accepting his resignation, the organization tries to liquidate him and kills, inadvertently, his wife and child. Mad with pain, Arzenta decides to take revenge…

  1. Scorpio

During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.

  1. The Burned Barns

A crime was committed in an isolated corner of Haut-Doubs in winter. The examining magistrate suspects a member of a family living on a large farm nearby. The head of the family, Rose, an energetic woman, stands against him.

  1. Creezy

Member of the Republican Unified Party, Julien Dandieu is likely to take part in the government that is set up. He sacrifices to his career, his family, as his mistress, the young model Creezy. Thus, his wife is interned for depression and her seventeen-year-old son never manages to reach him. Dandieu goes so far as to betray his friends to gain power. But once the position is reached, he learns that Creezy has killed himself by his fault.

  1. Two Men in Town

A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

  1. Borsalino & Co.

Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths… “A man who no longer defends his colours is no longer a man.”

  1. Icy Breasts

A writer seeks inspiration on a beach of the Côte d’Azur. There he meets a mysterious young woman who makes him think of the heroine of his novel. He undertakes the conquest of this strange and probably psychopathic young woman, protected by a powerful lawyer and his henchmen. Murders are committed. Peggy is the number one suspect. She had previously killed her husband with an ice pick.

  1. Zorro

In the nineteenth century, in Nuevo Aragon, Diego, a seemingly harmless young nobleman, opposed Colonel Huerta, a local tyrant, by becoming Zorro, a masked hero encouraging the poor peasants to revolt.

  1. The Gypsy

Opposed to a society that condemns his own to wandering and misery, the Gypsy steals and flies by revolt as much as by necessity. Chance often puts on his way a piercer named Yan Kuq.

  1. Flic Story

This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison. For three years Buisson manages to hide from detective Borniche by repeatedly killing his informants. When he’s finally caught, he will have committed more than 100 robberies and killed 30 people.

  1. Boomerang

A young drug addict kills a policeman; his father, a former of the amended environment, goes up the drug chain and manages to make him escape, putting his life and social position at stake.

  1. Armaguedon

Armaguedon, the alias of Louis Carrier, seeks to avenge society by defying the police with terrorist threats. Police call on a psychiatrist to deal with it.

  1. Monsieur Klein

Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art – and it is easy for him to get them at bargain prices. His cosy life is disrupted when he realizes that there is another Robert Klein in Paris – a Jew with a rather mysterious behaviour. What will happen next?

  1. Man in a Hurry

The collector Pierre Niox lives at a frantic pace: research and acquisitions of works of art, purchase of property, marriage, etc. Unable to take the time to live, he does everything at full speed.

  1. Death of a Corrupt Man

One early morning deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano kept proofs of Dubaye’s involvement in corrupt dealings and was poised to use them against the deputy. Xavier readily agrees to cover up for his old pal Philippe, but he soon runs into difficulties. Nobody believes Dubaye’s alibi. And everybody — influential personalities, powerful businessmen, dubious go-betweens and the police — wants to get hold of the documents that served to blackmail Dubaye.

  1. Le Gang

In the post-war France, the Gang of the Tractions Before the headlines by his exploits burglars never causing loss of life.

  1. Attention, the Kids Are Watching

 

  1. The Concorde … Airport ’79

A Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C. to Paris and then to Moscow as a goodwill gesture prior to the 1980 Olympic Games. Among those on board is Maggie Whelan, a television reporter. It seems that her boyfriend, Dr. Kevin Harrison, an aerospace contractor, is complicit of illegally selling arms to enemy regimes. What will happen with the two of them?

  1. The Medic

The film is set during World War Three as battles take place between Eastern and Western forces. Behind the battle lines, in a medical unit, a surgeon falls in love with an idealistic nurse after an initially difficult meeting.

  1. Three Men to Kill

A man is pursued by killers after helping someone at a car crash.

  1. Teheran 43

Alain Delon and Claude Jade stars in this Soviet movie: Documents reveal in 1980 that the Germans planned to kill the Big Three in Teheran in 1943.

  1. For a Cop’s Hide

Victim of manipulation, Cop Choucas is wanted for two murders and searched for by every cop in town.

  1. The Shock

Martin Terrier wants to quit his job as a hired hitman, but his organized crime employers are unwilling to see him turned out to pasture. He escapes to the countryside where he meets Claire, and the two soon fall in love. Back in Paris, a big surprise is waiting.

  1. Le Battant

Jacques Darnay is convicted for stealing diamonds and murder of jeweller. Although he was not guilty, the prison has served eight years. After his release from prison he constantly follows Inspector Rouxel, but also criminals who are interested in where the prey.

  1. Our Story

A desperate alcoholic reaches a turning-point in his life when he meets a strange woman in a railway carriage. Chasing after the girl, he clings to her as if she were his final chance.

  1. Swann in Love

Swann, has some more vulgar but rich friends. Through them, Odette, with whom he falls in love. She seems to enjoy his company, for which he pays, but considers herself free to socialize and sleep where she pleases. What happened with the two of them?

  1. Cop’s Honour

Daniel Pratt is a former police officer who lives on an African island. When he learns about his daughter’s murder, he returns to France to avenge her, and brutally kills the perpetrators one by one.

  1. The Passage

Separated from his wife, a cartoonist together with his son is the victim of a car accident. The Reaper offers him a market: if he makes an animated film of violence, his child, in a coma, will survive.

  1. Let Sleeping Cops Lie

A group of right-wing cops have begun carrying out vigilante justice on drug dealers and other criminals who might otherwise avoid punishment for their wrongdoing. Police inspector Grindel (Delon) understands these criminal feelings motivating offenders but does not approve them. However, he is not highly motivated to end the group’s activities until it begins to appear that they are now attacking fellow cops for obscure reasons. Grindel works hard to uncover the culprits, and in a critical scene, confronts his colleague Scatti.

  1. Dancing Machine

Police Inspector Michel Eparvier investigates a crime tied to a dance class held by charismatic handicapped dance instructor Alan Wolf, who seems to be involved with some of his students, despite his disability.

  1. Nouvelle Vague

The loose narrative tells about a drifter found by a rich woman who soon falls in love with him. A drowning accident takes place and the drifter dies but sometime later, he reappears in the woman’s life looking for a job. Or could it be the man’s twin brother?

  1. The Return of Casanova

After many years of rambling across Europe Giacomo Casanova wants to return to the Republic of Venice. While he tries to find a way to get a pardon, he meets Marcelina. And what happened next?

  1. A crime

The couple Chapelin-Tourvel is murdered. The main suspect is her son Frédéric Chapelin. Frédéric admits the murder and presents several murder versions.

  1. The Teddy Bear

The most modern clinic of Geneva whose patients are mainly the rich and famous, belongs to Professor Rivière. When his children were very young, he was very concerned about the example he set for them. Today he cannot understand how and why he has lost contact with his wife.

  1. A Hundred and One Nights

Film student Camille Miralis is hired by Simon Cinéma, a centenarian cinephile, who lives in a castle and is losing his memory. Over a period of three months she is paid to tell him stories from various films to help him remember his past.

  1. Day and Night

Alexandre is an ageing writer, who lives as a monarch in Mexico. He whiles away his life with alcohol, boxing, women and ballooning. Seeking to acquire the adaptation rights of Alexandre’s first novel, film producer Filippi and his actress Laure soon arrive in the life of the celebrated author. Alexandre and Laure come closer and what’s happened next?

  1. Une chance sur deux

Alice leaves after eight months the prison. Her mother, who has just died, leaves her a cassette on which she admits to the mystery of her birth. Alice has never known her father. Her mother had loved two men. One of them is her father. Alice goes off to find the two, but before discovering which is her father she gets them involved in an adventure.

  1. Actors

A collection of portraits of actors who meet and tell their stories either in a more or less structured manner.

  1. Frank Riva (fr)

Undercover cop Frank Riva comes back in Paris, after 25 years in exile. He faces mob boss Norbert Loggia and his son, who put a bounty on his head during the French Connection days.

  1. Asterix at the Olympic Games

Astérix and Obélix must win the Olympic Games to help their friend Lovesix.

  1. Happy New Year, mothers! 

The film is composed of five different stories, the main theme of which is the love of the mother.

  1. A Kind of compromise

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Year Title (English) Title (French) Role Director Film color Black & white Runtime Country
1957 Sent a woman when the devil fails Quand la femme s’en mêle Jo Yves Allégret B & W 90′ France/Italy/

West Germany

1958 Sois belle et tais-toi Loulou Marc Allégret B & W 110′ France
Christine Christine Franz Lobheiner Pierre Gaspard-Huit Color 100′ France/Italy
1959 Women are Weak Faibles femmes Julien Fenal Michel Boisrond Color 75′ France/Italy
Way of Youth Le chemin des écoliers Antoine Michaud Michel Boisrond B & W 90′ France/Italy
1960 Rocco and His Brothers Rocco Parondi Luchino Visconti B & W 168′ Italy/France
Purple Noon Plein Soleil Tom Ripley René Clément Color 118′ France/Italy/England
1961 The Joy of Living Che gioia vivere Ulysse Cecconato René Clément B & W 132′ Italy/France
Famous Love Affairs Les Amours célèbres Prince Albert Michel Boisrond Color 130′ France/Italy
1962 Love at Sea L’Amour à la mer A film star Guy Gilles B & W / Color 75′ France
Eclipse L’Eclisse Piero Michelangelo

Antonioni

B & W 125′ Italy/France
Carom Shots Carambolages Monsieur Lambert Marcel Bluwal B & W 88′ France
The Devil and the Ten Commandments Le Diable et les Dix Commandements Pierre Messager Julien Duvivier B & W 120′ France/Italy
1963 Joy House Les Félins Marc René Clément Color 97′ France
Any Number Can Win Mélodie en sous-sol Francis Verlot Henri Verneuil B & W 103′ France/Italy
The Leopard Tancredi Luchino Visconti Color 195′ Italy/France
The Black Tulip La Tulipe noire Guillaume/Julian de Saint Preux Christian-Jaque Color 110′ France/Italy/Spain
1964 The Unvanquished L’Insoumis Thomas Vlassenroot Alain Cavalier B & W 115′ France/Italy
1965 The Yellow Rolls-Royce Stefano Anthony Asquith Color 122′ UK
Once a Thief Les Tueurs de San Francisco Eddie Pedak Ralph Nelson B & W 102′ France/USA
Is Paris Burning? Paris brûle-t-il ? Jacques Chaban-Delmas René Clément B & W 175′ France
1966 Texas Across the River Don Baldazar Michael Gordon Color 101′ USA
Lost Command Capt. Philippe Esclavier Mark Robson Color 129′ USA
1967 The Last Adventure Les Aventuriers Manú Robert Enrico Color 112′ France/Italy
Diabolically Yours Diaboliquement vôtre Pierre Julien Duvivier Color 93′ Italy/France/

West Germany

The Samurai Le Samouraï Jef Costello Jean Pierre

Melville

Color 105′ France/Italy
1968 Spirits of the Dead Histoires extraordinaires William Wilson Louis Malle Color 121′ France/Italy
Farewell Friend Adieu l’ami Dino Barran Jean Herman Color 115′ France/Italy
The Girl on a Motorcycle La Motocyclette Daniel Jack Cardiff Color 91′ France
1969 Jeff Laurent Jean Herman
The Sicilian Clan Le Clan des Siciliens Roger Sartet Henri Verneuil Color 120′ France
The Swimming Pool La Piscine Jean-Paul Jacques Deray Color 120′ Italy/France
1970 The Love Mates Madly Julien Dandieu Roger Kahane Color 85′ France
Doucement les basses Simon Jacques Deray Color 90′ France/Italy
Borsalino Borsalino Roch Siffredi Jacques Deray Color 126′ France/Italy
The Red Circle Le Cercle rouge Corey Jean-Pierre

Melville

Color 140′ France/Italy
1971 The Assassination of Trotsky Frank Jackson Joseph Losey Color 106′ Italy/France/UK
Fantasia Among the Squares(1971) Fantasia chez les ploucs A passenger Gérard Pirès Color 82′ France/Egypt/Italy
Red Sun Soleil Rouge Gauche Terence Young Color 112′ France/Italy/Spain
The Widow Couderc La Veuve Couderc Jean Lavigne Pierre Granier-

Deferre

Color 90′ Italy/France
Dirty Money Un flic Edouard Coleman Jean-Pierre

Melville

Color 98′ France/Italy
1972 Indian Summer La prima notte di quiete Daniele Dominici Valerio Zurlini Color 105′ Italy/France
1973 Shock Treatment Dr. Devilers Alain Jessua Color 91′ France/Italy
No Way Out Tony Arzenta Tony Arzenta Duccio Tessari Color 98′ Italy/France
Scorpio Jean Laurier Michael Winner Color 114′ USA
The Burned Barns Les Granges brûlées Judge Larcher Jean Chapot Color 95′ France/Italy
Creezy La Race des seigneurs Julien Dandieu Pierre Granier-

Deferre

Color 90′ France/Italy
Two Men in Town Deux hommes dans la ville Gino Strabliggi José Giovanni Color 100′ France/Italy
1974 Borsalino & Co. Roch Siffredi Jacques Deray Color 110′ France/Italy/

West Germany

Icy Breasts Les Seins de glace Marc Rilson Georges Lautner Color 105′ Italy/France
1975 Zorro Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro Duccio Tessari Color 124′ Italy/France
The Gypsy Le Gitan Hugo Sennart José Giovanni Color 102′ France/Italy
Flic Story Roger Borniche Jacques Deray Color 107′ France/Italy
1976 Boomerang Comme un boomerang Jacques Batkin José Giovanni Color 100′ France/Italy
Armaguedon Doctor Michel Ambroise Alain Jessua Color 95′ France/Italy
Monsieur Klein Mr Klein Robert Klein Joseph Losey Color 123′ France/Italy
1977 Man in a Hurry L’Homme pressé Pierre Niox Édouard Molinaro Color 90′ France/Italy
Death of a Corrupt Man Mort d’un pourri Xavier Maréchal Georges Lautner Color 120′ France
Le Gang Robert Jacques Deray Color 105′ Italy/France
1978 Attention, the Kids Are Watching Attention, les enfants regardent “The Man” Serge Leroy Color 102′ France
1979 The Concorde … Airport ’79 Paul Metrand David Lowell Rich Color 113′ USA
The Medic Le Toubib Jean-Marie Desprès Jean Freustié Color 95′ France
1980 Three Men to Kill Trois hommes à abattre Michel Gerfaut Jacques Deray Color 93′ France
1981 Teheran 43 Foche Aleksandr Alov

and

Vladimir Naumov

Color 155′ Sovietunion/France/

Switzerland/Spain

For a Cop’s Hide Pour la peau d’un flic Choucas Alain Delon Color 105′ France
1982 The Shock Le choc Martin Terrier Robin Davis Color 100′ France
1983 Le Battant Jacques Darnay Alain Delon Color 121′ France
1984 Our Story Notre histoire Robert Avranches Bertrand Blier Color 110′ France
Swann in Love Un amour de Swann Baron de Charlus Volker Schlöndorff Color 110′ France/Western Germany
1985 Cop’s Honour Parole de flic Daniel Pratt José Pinheiro Color 106′ France
1986 The Passage Le Passage Jean Diaz René Manzor Color 100′ France
1988 Let Sleeping Cops Lie Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort Commissaire Eugène Grindel José Pinheiro Color 97′ France
1990 Dancing Machine Alan Wolf Gilles Béhat Color 107′ France/Spain
Nouvelle Vague Lennox Jean-Luc Godard Color 86′ Switzerland/France
1992 The Return of Casanova Le Retour de Casanova Casanova Édouard Niermans Color 98′ France
A crime Un crime Charles Durand Jacques Deray Color 83′ France
1994 The Teddy Bear L’Ours en peluche Jean Rivière Jacques Deray Color 90′ Italy/France
1995 A Hundred and One Nights Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma Himself Agnès Varda Color 101′ UK/France
1997 Day and Night Le Jour et la Nuit Alexandre Bernard-

Henri Lévy

Color 108′ France/Kanada/Belgium/

Spain/Mexico

1997 Une chance sur deux Julien Vignal Patrice Leconte Color 110′ France
1999 Actors Les Acteurs Himself Bertrand Blier Color 103′ France
2003 Frank Riva (fr) Frank Riva
2008 Asterix at the Olympic Games Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques Julius Caesar Frédéric Forestier

and

Thomas Langmann

Color 116′ France/Germany/Spain/Itasly/

Belgium

2012 Happy New Year, mothers! (С новым годом, мамы!) S Novym godom, Mamy! Himself Artyom Aksenenko,

Sarik Andreasyan,

Anton Bormatov,

Dmitriy Grachev,

Klim Poplavskiy

2018 A Kind of compromise L’ art du compromis Patrice Leconte France
Year Title (English) Title (French) Role Director Language Genre Notes
1957 Sent a woman when the devil fails Quand la femme s’en mêle Jo Yves Allégret French Crime/

Thriller/

Romance/

Comedy

Film debut
1958 Sois belle et tais-toi Loulou Marc Allégret French Comedy/

Thriller

Also starred Jean Paul Belmondo
Christine Christine Franz Lobheiner Pierre Gaspard-

Huit

French Romance/

Drama

with Romy Schneider
1959 Women are Weak Faibles femmes Julien Fenal Michel Boisrond French Comedy with Mylène Demongeot; one of Delon’s first films released in the US
Way of Youth Le chemin des écoliers Antoine Michaud Michel Boisrond French Comedy/

Drama/

War

with Bourvil and Lino Ventura
1960 Rocco and His Brothers Rocco Parondi Luchino Visconti Italian Crime/

Drama/

Sport

with Annie Girardot
Purple Noon Plein Soleil Tom Ripley René Clément French/

Itanial/

English

Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Marie Laforêt
1961 The Joy of Living Che gioia vivere Ulysse Cecconato René Clément Italian Comedy/

History

nominated for the Palme d’Or 1961[51]
Famous Love Affairs Les Amours célèbres Prince Albert Michel Boisrond French History/

Drama/

Romance

anthology film, with Brigitte Bardot
1962 Love at Sea L’Amour à la mer A film star Guy Gilles French Drama
Eclipse L’Eclisse Piero Michelangelo Antonioni Italian/

English

Drama/

Romance

with Monica Vitti
Carom Shots Carambolages Monsieur Lambert Marcel Bluwal French Comedy/

Crime

cameo appearance
The Devil and the Ten Commandments Le Diable et les Dix Commandements Pierre Messager Julien Duvivier French Comedy/

Drama

anthology film
1963 Joy House Les Félins Marc René Clément French Crime/

Drama/

Romance/

Thriller

with Jane Fonda, made for MGM in English and French
Any Number Can Win Mélodie en sous-sol Francis Verlot Henri Verneuil French/

English

Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Jean Gabin for MGM. Delon distributed the film himself in some territories.
The Leopard Tancredi Luchino Visconti Italian/

Latin/

French

Drama/

History

nominated – Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male with Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale
The Black Tulip La Tulipe noire Guillaume/Julian de Saint Preux Christian-Jaque French History/

Adventure/

Comedy

dual role
1964 The Unvanquished L’Insoumis Thomas Vlassenroot Alain Cavalier French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Lea Massari. Made for Delon’s own company.
1965 The Yellow Rolls-Royce Stefano Anthony Asquith English anthology film. In English.
Once a Thief Les Tueurs de San Francisco Eddie Pedak Ralph Nelson English/

Italian/

Cantonese

Crime/

Drama

with Ann-Margret, Van Heflin and Jack Palance. Delon’s first Hollywood film. In English.
Is Paris Burning? Paris brûle-t-il ? Jacques Chaban-Delmas René Clément French/

German/

English

Drama/

War

written by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola. In English and French.
1966 Texas Across the River Don Baldazar Michael Gordon English Comedy/

Western

with Dean Martin. In English.
Lost Command Capt. Philippe Esclavier Mark Robson English Drama/

War

with Anthony Quinn, George Segal, Michèle Morgan and Claudia Cardinale. In English.
1967 The Last Adventure Les Aventuriers Manú Robert Enrico French Drama/

Thriller

with Lino Ventura and Joanna Shimkus
Diabolically Yours Diaboliquement vôtre Pierre Julien Duvivier French/

German

Drama/

Thriller

with Senta Berger
The Samurai Le Samouraï Jef Costello Jean Pierre

Melville

French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Nathalie Delon
1968 Spirits of the Dead Histoires extraordinaires William Wilson Louis Malle French

/Italian/

English

Horror/

Drama/

Mystery

anthology film
Farewell Friend Adieu l’ami Dino Barran Jean Herman French Action/

Adventure

with Charles Bronson and Brigitte Fossey
The Girl on a Motorcycle La Motocyclette Daniel Jack Cardiff French Romance with Marianne Faithfull. In English.
1969 Jeff Laurent Jean Herman with Mireille Darc
The Sicilian Clan Le Clan des Siciliens Roger Sartet Henri Verneuil Italian/

French/

English

Crime/

Thriller

with Lino Ventura and Jean Gabin
The Swimming Pool La Piscine Jean-Paul Jacques Deray French/

English

Crime/

Drama/

Romance/

Thriller

with Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin
1970 The Love Mates Madly Julien Dandieu Roger Kahane French Romance with Mireille Darc
Doucement les basses Simon Jacques Deray French Comedy with Nathalie Delon
Borsalino Borsalino Roch Siffredi Jacques Deray French

/Italian

Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Rouvel. Also producer.
The Red Circle Le Cercle rouge Corey Jean-Pierre

Melville

French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè and Yves Montand
1971 The Assassination of Trotsky Frank Jackson Joseph Losey English/

Spanish

History/

Drama

with Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky. In English.
Fantasia Among the Squares(1971) Fantasia chez les ploucs A passenger Gérard Pirès French Comedy/

Crime/

Action

cameo appearance
Red Sun Soleil Rouge Gauche Terence Young English/

Spanish/

Japanese

Action/

Thriller

/Western

with Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune and Ursula Andress. In English.
The Widow Couderc La Veuve Couderc Jean Lavigne Pierre Granier-Deferre French Drama/

Romance

with Simone Signoret and Ottavia Piccolo
Dirty Money Un flic Edouard Coleman Jean-Pierre

Melville

French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Catherine Deneuve
1972 Indian Summer La prima notte di quiete Daniele Dominici Valerio Zurlini Italian Comedy/

Drama

with Giancarlo Giannini, Lea Massari, Sonia Petrovna and Alida Valli
1973 Shock Treatment Dr. Devilers Alain Jessua French/

Portugese

Thriller/

Horror

with Annie Girardot
No Way Out Tony Arzenta Tony Arzenta Duccio Tessari Italian/

French

Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

Scorpio Jean Laurier Michael Winner English Drama/

Thriller

with Burt Lancaster and Gayle Hunnicutt. In English.
The Burned Barns Les Granges brûlées Judge Larcher Jean Chapot French Crime/

Drama

with Simone Signoret and Miou-Miou
Creezy La Race des seigneurs Julien Dandieu Pierre Granier-Deferre French Crime/

Drama

with Sydne Rome and Jeanne Moreau
Two Men in Town Deux hommes dans la ville Gino Strabliggi José Giovanni French Crime/

Drama

with Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer and Gérard Depardieu
1974 Borsalino & Co. Roch Siffredi Jacques Deray French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

sequel to Borsalino
Icy Breasts Les Seins de glace Marc Rilson Georges Lautner French Thriller/

Drama/

Horror

with Claude Brasseur and Mireille Darc
1975 Zorro Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro Duccio Tessari English/

Italian

Adventure/

Comedy/

Historical

with Stanley Baker and Ottavia Piccolo
The Gypsy Le Gitan Hugo Sennart José Giovanni French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

also produced by Alain Delon
Flic Story Roger Borniche Jacques Deray French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Jean-Louis Trintignant and Claudine Auger
1976 Boomerang Comme un boomerang Jacques Batkin José Giovanni French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

credited as writer
Armaguedon Doctor Michel Ambroise Alain Jessua French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

Monsieur Klein Mr Klein Robert Klein Joseph Losey French Drama

/War/

History

César Award for Best Film
1977 Man in a Hurry L’Homme pressé Pierre Niox Édouard Molinaro French Comedy/

Drama

with Mireille Darc
Death of a Corrupt Man Mort d’un pourri Xavier Maréchal Georges Lautner French Crime/

Thriller

with Ornella Muti, Stéphane Audran and Mireille Darc
Le Gang Robert Jacques Deray French Crime/

Thriller

credited as producer
1978 Attention, the Kids Are Watching Attention, les enfants regardent “The Man” Serge Leroy French Crime/

Drama/

Thriller

with Sophie Renoir
1979 The Concorde … Airport ’79 Paul Metrand David Lowell

Rich

English Action/

Drama/

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with Robert Wagner, Susan Blakely and Sylvia Kristel
The Medic Le Toubib Jean-Marie Desprès Jean Freustié French Romance/

Drama/

War

with Véronique Jannot
1980 Three Men to Kill Trois hommes à abattre Michel Gerfaut Jacques Deray French Crime/

Thriller

credit as writer
1981 Teheran 43 Foche Aleksandr Alov and Vladimir Naumov Russian Action/

Thriller/

War

Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival 1981
For a Cop’s Hide Pour la peau d’un flic Choucas Alain Delon French Crime/

Thriller

credited as director and writer
1982 The Shock Le choc Martin Terrier Robin Davis French Crime/

Thriller

with Catherine Deneuve
1983 Le Battant Jacques Darnay Alain Delon French Crime/

Thriller

with Anne Parillaud
1984 Our Story Notre histoire Robert Avranches Bertrand Blier French Comedy/

Drama/

Romance

with Nathalie Baye
Swann in Love Un amour de Swann Baron de Charlus Volker Schlöndorff French/

English/

German

Drama/

Romance

based on Marcel Proust, with Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti
1985 Cop’s Honour Parole de flic Daniel Pratt José Pinheiro French Action/

Crime/

Thriller

with Fiona Gélin
1986 The Passage Le Passage Jean Diaz René Manzor French Fantasy/

Drama

with Christine Boisson
1988 Let Sleeping Cops Lie Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort Commissaire Eugène Grindel José Pinheiro French Crime/

Thriller

credited as co-writer and producer
1990 Dancing Machine Alan Wolf Gilles Béhat French Thriller
Nouvelle Vague Lennox Jean-Luc Godard French Drama/

Romance

with Domiziana Giordano
1992 The Return of Casanova Le Retour de Casanova Casanova Édouard Niermans French History/

Comedy/

Drama

A crime Un crime Charles Durand Jacques Deray French Crime/

Drama

credited as writer
1994 The Teddy Bear L’Ours en peluche Jean Rivière Jacques Deray French Thriller based on Georges Simenon
1995 A Hundred and One Nights Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma Himself Agnès Varda French Comedy/

Fantasy

cameo appearance
1997 Day and Night Le Jour et la Nuit Alexandre Bernard-Henri Lévy French/

Spanish/

English

Romance/

Drama

with Arielle Dombasle and Lauren Bacall
1997 Une chance sur deux Julien Vignal Patrice Leconte French/

Russian

Adventure/

Comedy/

Drama

with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Vanessa Paradis
1999 Actors Les Acteurs Himself Bertrand Blier French Comedy
2003 Frank Riva (fr) Frank Riva Television Series[52]
2008 Asterix at the Olympic Games Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques Julius Caesar Frédéric Forestier and

Thomas Langmann

French/

Portuguese

Atventure/

Comedy

with Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac and Benoît Poelvoorde
2012 Happy New Year, mothers! (С новым годом, мамы!) S Novym godom, Mamy! Himself Artyom Aksenenko, Sarik Andreasyan, Anton Bormatov, Dmitriy Grachev, Klim Poplavskiy Comedy/

Drama

2018 A Kind of compromise L’ art du compromis Patrice Leconte Pre- Production,writer: Patrice Leconte

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