Alain Delon Quotes

Alain Delon Quotes…
Alain Delon, French Actor born on November 08, 1935.
Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. Delon became one of Europe’s most prominent actors and screen “heart throbs” in the 1960s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers , Purple Noon , L’Eclisse , The Leopard , Lost Command and Le Samouraï . Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle…

In 1985, he won the César Award for Best Actor for his performance in Notre histoire (1984). In 1991, he received France’s Legion of Honour. At the 45th Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Honorary Golden Bear. At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, he received the Honorary Palme d’Or.

Alain Delon Quotes

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

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

I say what I think, when I want it, when I like it. You can’t stop me from saying anything.

Alain Delon Quotes

Alain Delon says he is  “completely devastated” by the death of his friend and rival Jean-Paul Belmondo

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

Marginalized? I was marginalized all my life. I was the only one who couldn’t be part of any union, any actor’s committee, etc. I’ve always been on my own. And at the outset of my career they didn’t like me because of this. And I’ve always been in the margin. This hasn’t stopped me from making my career.

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Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.

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!’

“It’s too hard. I could never watch La Piscine again. That would be impossible. The three people I loved have gone: Romy, Deray and Ronet. I know the film off by heart.I can recite every line before it’s even uttered.” He pauses. “To hear Romy say, ‘I love you’, when she is no longer with us, I just can’t bear it.” (By Marion Van Renterghem)

“…What I have to say is very simple and very short: [Jean-Pierre Melville]’s the greatest director I’ve had the good fortune, pleasure and honor to work with up to this point. It’d take too long to explain. He’s wonderful. He knows more about cinema than anyone. He’s the greatest director I know, the greatest cameraman, the best at framing and lighting, the best at everything. He’s a living encyclopedia of cinema.”

” He opens one of the many photo albums weighing down the table. “Look, I had incredible luck. I’ve been happy all my life; I filmed with the best. I did what I wanted, with who I wanted, when I wanted. I dwell on the past more than I think about the future, yes, because my past was extraordinary. Today just doesn’t compare. A life like I had doesn’t come around twice. That’s why when it comes to retirement, I have no regrets.”  (By Marion Van Renterghem)

“In 1958, Delon was not Delon. And when he became Delon, he did not have the opportunity to meet the general.” When did he become Delon? “Only after Purple Noon,” he replies, unfazed that I, too, am talking about Delon in the third person. “The film was a great hit in Japan. I became an emperor over there. All the boys were crazy about Delon. They styled their hair like Delon. A taxi driver in Tokyo told me, ‘So you are a Frenchman? Like Alain Delon?’ They only knew two French names in Japan: de Gaulle and Delon.” (By Marion Van Renterghem)

A turning point for Delon was when his friend and colleague Brigitte Aubert introduced him to the director Yves Allégret, who cast him in Send A Woman When The Devil Fails. “I had no idea what to do,” says Delon, with his trademark stare. “Allégret stared at me, just like that, and told me: ‘Listen to me, Alain. Speak as you are speaking to me. Stare as you are staring at me. Listen as you are listening to me. Don’t act. Live.’ It changed everything. If Yves Allégret had not told me that, I would never have had this career.”( By Marion Van Renterghem)


Citations célèbres, courtes, longues et belles de Alain Delon

Pour les acteurs et pour les chefs d’Etat, il n’y a pas d’âge pour la retraite.

Le Monde – 18 Juin 2003

Comme je le dis souvent, je ne suis pas un comédien : je ne joue pas, je vis.

Entretien au Journal du dimanche, le 18 mai 2019

Dans ma vie, je n’ai jamais harcelé une femme. En revanche, elles m’ont beaucoup harcelé.

Entretien au Journal du dimanche, le 18 mai 2019

Un comédien c’est une vocation, un métier qui s’apprend, c’est un choix de vie. Un acteur c’est une personnalité, forte en général, prise et mise au service du cinéma par un concours de circonstances.

Le Monde – 18 Juin 2003

Ce sont les femmes qui m’ont aimé, qui m’ont fait faire ce métier, qui ont voulu que je le fasse et qui se sont battues pour que je le fasse .

Au Festival de Cannes 2019 le 19 mai 2019, discours pour la remise de la Palme d’or d’honneur pour l’ensemble de sa carrière

Je n’ai jamais joué de ma vie, je vis mes rôles. Ce n’était pas drôle pour les femmes qui ont partagé ma vie, car, un jour, j’étais flic, le lendemain, curé. La caméra est pour moi comme une femme que je regarde dans les yeux.

Au Festival de Cannes 2019 le 19 mai 2019, discours pour la remise de la Palme d’or d’honneur pour l’ensemble de sa carrière

Si je n’avais pas rencontré les femmes que j’ai rencontrées, je serais mort. Les femmes m’ont aimé, elles ont voulu que je fasse ce métier et ce sont elles qui se sont battues pour que je le fasse. Sans elles, je ne serais pas là aujourd’hui.

Au Festival de Cannes 2019 le 19 mai 2019, discours pour la remise de la Palme d’or d’honneur pour l’ensemble de sa carrière

Je suis tout et je suis rien. Je suis ce qu’on a fait de moi. J’accepte ce prix, cette palme, longtemps refusée, car j’aurais voulu qu’on la donne à mes metteurs en scène. J’ai été le premier violon ou piano et j’ai eu des chefs d’orchestre exceptionnels. C’est à eux qu’il faut donner le prix. Ils sont tous morts, alors, je prends le prix pour eux, en leur mémoire, en l’honneur de leur force, de leur talent. C’est pour ça que je suis là, sinon je n’y serais pas.

Au Festival de Cannes 2019 le 19 mai 2019, discours pour la remise de la Palme d’or d’honneur pour l’ensemble de sa carrière

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