Alain Delon

Alain Delon, originally uploaded by Truus, Bob & Jan too!.

Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken, Utrecht, nr. 3980. Photo: N.V. Meteor Film/Speva/Play Art Prod. Publicity still for Christine/Liebelei.

In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s Alain Delon (1935) was the breathtakingly good-looking James Dean of the French cinema. The “male Brigitte Bardot” soon proved to be a magnificent actor in masterpieces by Luchino Visconti and Michelangelo Antonioni. In the late sixties Delon came to epitomise the calm, psychopathic hoodlum in the 'policiers' of Jean-Pierre Melville, staring into the camera like a cat assessing a mouse.

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