He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the s. He acquired Swiss citizenship in His paternal grandmother was Corsican , from Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo. He attended a Catholic  boarding school, the first of several schools from which he was expelled because of unruly behavior. Delon left school at 14, and worked for a brief time at his stepfather's butcher shop. He enlisted in the French Navy three years later, aged 17, and during — he served as a fusilier marin in the First Indochina War.
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Alain Delon: A life in film
Relive the funniest moments that happened before the opening credits of " The Office. Watch the video. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Alain Delon Actor Producer Writer. Up this week. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being frequently expelled from school. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.
His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being frequently expelled from school. In the mid-'50s he worked at various odd jobs including waiter, salesman and porter in Les Halles market. He declined an offer of a contract from producer David O. Selznick , and in he received international recognition for his role in Luchino Visconti 's Rocco and His Brothers
Long reads. For 60 years, the birthplace of film was little more than a playground for its ultimate star. And although the man they called the male Brigitte Bardot will no longer appear on screen, he will never stand down as the model of Gallic insouciance. In this, the year of his retirement, we recall the killer charm of French cinema's philosopher hitman. He sits, glass of wine in hand, sipping it, slowly. His eyes, the focus of the shot, are the clearest grey. Like marbles, they are beautiful, but they are cold, glassy and empty.