Alain Delon

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Alain Delon


Alain Delon is featured on the cover of The Queen Is Dead and the still used is taken from his 1964 film L'insoumis. Also used as a backdrop on tour.

Alain pictured wearing a Queen Is Dead t-shirt in the French "TOP 50" magazine (No.48 - 02/02/1987):

In Autobiography, Morrissey states:

I am thrilled to receive a letter from the French actor Alain Delon approving his image for use on the sleeve of The Queen is Dead – this coming after a run of refusals from Alan Bates, Albert Finney and George Best.

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Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (French: [alɛ̃ dəlɔ̃]; born 8 November 1935) is a French actor, singer, filmmaker, and businessman. Acknowledged as a cultural and cinematic icon of the 20th century, he emerged as one of the foremost European actors of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Delon has received awards at prestigious festivals and has often been honored for his entire career. In 1985, he won the César Award for Best Actor for his performance in Notre histoire (1984). In 1991, he became a member of 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. Delon achieved critical acclaim for roles in the films Purple Noon (1960), Rocco and His Brothers (1960), L'Eclisse (1962), The Leopard (1963), Le Samouraï (1967), La Piscine (1969), Le Cercle Rouge (1970), Un flic (1972), and Monsieur Klein (1976). Over the course of his career Delon worked with many directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Louis Malle. As a singer, Delon recorded the popular duet "Paroles, paroles" (1973) with Dalida. He acquired Swiss citizenship in 1999.

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