We haven’t thought about Alain Delon for decades, but we were reminded by The Huffington Post that Delon celebrated his 75th birthday on November 8. During the 60’s and 70’s Delon was the French version of Johnny Depp. Not only was he drop dead gorgeous, but he had great European style. Envious men everywhere used to insist he was gay, but his many affairs and marriages and children cast doubt on that notion. We do recall seeing him sitting in a cafe at the height of his fame and we were stunned by his extravagant beauty.

Posted by Janet on November 7, 2010

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  1. By Pippa-London
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Wow, the readers here will gobble up this ‘gossip’.

  2. By SebastianCanada
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Oh, it is so adorable when ladies of “a certain age”, as the French would say, discover an old relic from their youth and then ooooo and ahhhhh over it, and expect us all to join in.

  3. By Village
    On November 7, 2010 at

    You will get old too sweet cheeks, if you’re lucky.

  4. By Meg
    On November 7, 2010 at

    I grew up in Europe and this man was an icon. You don’t have to be ‘of certain age’ dear Sebastian Canada to know some classic euro cinema and appreciate Alain’s indisputable beauty and talent.

  5. By wim
    On November 7, 2010 at

    next year he will be 76.

  6. By Meg
    On November 7, 2010 at

    wim, you on the other hand… no matter what age no one will give a crap at your b-day

  7. By annabella
    On November 8, 2010 at

    Haha! At the “certain age” of seven I already had a HUGE crush on Alain Delon. I blame it on Le Samourai, where he has what, 20 lines of dialogue! Fast forward twenty years, and I’d still take him over Leonardo, Robert P and Brad Pitt lumped together!

  8. By cal
    On November 8, 2010 at

    judging by that photo, he sure was hot back in the day and the recent photo shows he looks alright for his age

  9. By Hair is good
    On November 8, 2010 at

    I have no idea who this man is but he sure did age well.

  10. By strom
    On November 8, 2010 at

    Good barber,,,many should follow his lead.

  11. By Rick
    On November 8, 2010 at

    In the picture from his youth, he reminds me a lot more of Zac Efron than Johnny Depp.

  12. By Maisie
    On November 8, 2010 at

    WOW! He’s still gorgeous–and sexy as hell! Joyeux anniversaire à vous, Monsieur Delon!

  13. By Janet
    On November 8, 2010 at

    Bonne fête, M. Delon! Encore vous êtes très beau!

  14. By Natalie
    On November 8, 2010 at

    I’m not familiar with this actor, but is he ever gorgeous!!

  15. By Seriously?
    On November 8, 2010 at

    I think the young Delon looks quite a bit like Zac Efron, who is going to be the big star of all the current teen heartthrobs.

  16. By SebastianCanada
    On November 8, 2010 at

    They say men can be lead by the nose by a beautiful woman, but the comments here prove women are far worse.

    If Hitler had had blonde streaks in his hair, and a rather fey look, the world might be a very different and frightening place.

  17. By Teddy
    On November 8, 2010 at

    Oh he does look like the “positive” version of French man scoundrel. He aged quited nicely. How can we get our men to mature nicely without giving them the keys to the whorehouse? I’m thinking France might have a better handle on this than America……but I doubt it.

  18. By SebastianCanada
    On November 8, 2010 at

    He is much more attractive now. In his youth he looked like typical teen idol material. He was certainly not your typical French actor — they tended to me more macho looking, and steamy-sexy rather than pretty.

    Gay or not, he must have been constantly bothered by pederasts.

  19. By divnanata
    On November 8, 2010 at

    OOooooH – he is my favorite actor of all time! I have collected every single one of his movies. The best (pou moi) is L’Eclisse with Monica Vitti. Check out Youtube for his one American talk show appearance and see what real cool is all about. Women all over the world have been swooning for decades but Americans under the age of forty five have no clue.

  20. By aeduko
    On November 8, 2010 at

    SebastianCanada, you ought to get a grip. Your disdain for “women of a certain age” admiring a man “of a certain age” is almost amusing, but not quite.

    Why don’t you go curling, play a little hockey and then have a Molson’s with a maple syrup chaser, eh?

    Oh yes, and lose the Hitler obsession. It’s getting old. Do that, and I’ll knock off the Canadian stereotyping.

    Sign me: A Woman of a Certain Age Who Thinks Delon is Good Looking and Does Not Like Hitler Comparisons

  21. By guesty
    On November 8, 2010 at

    how very zac efron…guess we’ll see if ze ages as well as alain delon.

  22. By Tinchy
    On November 8, 2010 at

    He did look like Zac Efron,but he was much hotter and he is aging well.I guess thanks to plastic surgeries because a while back Delon looked really old,now he looks kinda fresher.

  23. By Indy
    On November 8, 2010 at

    In case Alain is between jobs or needs some cash, here is the perfect thing for him:

    A high-class cruise line would be happy to hire him to dance and romance the old rich bitches that mostly go on cruises. After about a year though when all the love-starved old hotties get through with him, he won’t look nuttin’ like his picture, he’ll be an old old man, his back will be broken and…HE WILL NEVER EVER WANT TO EAT A PRUNE AGAIN. tee hee

  24. By Meg
    On November 8, 2010 at

    Indy, it’s NOT funny when you are the only one laughing at your jokes. Got the hint?

  25. By SebastianCanada
    On November 8, 2010 at

    @aeduko, LOL!!! That is a hoot. Threatening to continue stereo-typing of Canadians if I do not knock of my schtick would be a bit like kidnapping Charlie Sheen, and telling his father he is never getting him back. The likely response: OkiiDokii!

    Anyway, my joke was not about women of a certain age admiring a man of the same, but of those women getting all hot and bothered all over again about a bit of queer-bait from their youth. Still, I supposed it is good to get the juices flowing once in a while — just to be sure you can — whatever the method.

  26. By SebastianCanada
    On November 8, 2010 at

    Btw, Queer-bate: a young male — not necessarily gay himself — who is excessively fay and/or pretty, and likely to attract the attention of gay men. See also: Twink.

  27. By Lenny
    On November 8, 2010 at

    The guy does look sharp.

  28. By Dubya
    On November 8, 2010 at

    Canadians are arrogant assholes. Pay them no mind, they lack a culture so they have to shit all over America’s to feel good about themselves.

  29. By Indy
    On November 9, 2010 at

    MEG: How lovely of you to attack me for no apparent reason. You must be a sour-puss professor in the school of Cyber-misery. Go drink 21 ounces of lemon juice.

    The same goes for aeduko and Dubya who dissed SEBASTIANCANADA. I happen to like Canada, the Falls, and most everything about it, except their fish and chips are always greasy.

  30. By Something Nice
    On November 9, 2010 at

    He sure was/is a beauty. “Plein Soleil” (Purple Noon) was the movie upon which “The Talented Mr. Ripley” was based—both inspired by the Patricia Highsmith novel. One of Delon’s very best films in a long and illustrious career.

    (Zach Efron may resemble him, but even at 70+ Alain would run rings around him—acting and charisma-wise.)

  31. By SebastianCanada
    On November 9, 2010 at

    Dubya, that is so hilarous. You must be a Canadian troll pulling a funny.

  32. By Barkley
    On November 9, 2010 at

    He is gay Janet. I just read he got a bj from a guy at Expressions bookstore on the East Side a few weeks ago.

  33. By SebastianCanada
    On November 9, 2010 at

    But Barkley, He is MARRIED, and has CHILDREN!!! LOL!!!!!!

  34. By SebastianCanada
    On November 9, 2010 at

    Why won’t females learn this about teen idols and heart-throbs: Boys who are pretty as girls like other boys who are as pretty as girls. Except when they like Daddies and Bears.

  35. By Walt Cliff
    On November 9, 2010 at

    This is exactly why I love this Janet’s website. She throws us in the older crowd a bone randomly and it is always something wonderful. The stars of the decades pass are very much alive in my heart. I remember the ladies swooning over Alain Deflon as well as a few men. lol I also remember him singing and doing a fine job as well. I hope he has good health and is with us for many years.

  36. By Jeanne Dixon
    On November 9, 2010 at


  37. By Maritza
    On November 10, 2010 at

    The man has aged very gracefully, he doesn’t look his age more like early 60′s.

  38. By Beachin999
    On July 30, 2012 at

    Rob Lowe and Efron are a far-cry from Delon,in all ways.


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