Alain Delon, the legend of French and world cinema, is going to quit the professional life. The 81-year-old actor to play a character that’s ‘pretty much me’ opposite Juliette Binoche in his final film.
The handsome screen legend was born in France in 1936, since then he became the real cinema star. This gentleman dubbed one of “the best looking actors of all time”, has declared he is calling time on his career after shooting his recent movie with Juliette Binoche.
In 1963, the young Delon was a winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, his role in Visconti’s ‘Leopard’ was power, astounding and unforgettable. Alain said that time:
“I would like to go back one last time to say goodbye,”
he said after winning the prestigious Palme d’Or.
Alain Delon about his retirement
French movies star invented the character of the cerebral hitman in 1960s, later this type became a Hollywood standard. Now, the 81-year-old actor announced his quitting the profession this autumn:
“I am the age that I am, and after having the career that I have had I am finishing it… it is not the end of my life, but the end of my career,”
he said in an interview on Tuesday.
Delon’s swansong film will be directed by renowned French filmmaker Patrice Leconte, who has compiled an encyclopaedia of the actor’s life – is a story of a man very much in Delon’s image.
“The script is almost finished. It is a great love story. It hasn’t got a title yet but my character is pretty much me,”