With Alain Delon approaching his 75th birthday on November 8, there have been a lot of stories in magazines and newspapers wishing him well and reviewing his career. One of the best articles is penned by Kimberly Lindbergs.
From Kimberly Lindbergs’ beautiful birthday tribute to Alain Delon. –
“His impossible beauty, quiet intensity and powerful magnetism have been immortalized on screen so he remains ageless in my mind. Like a modern day Dorian Gray, Alain Delon retains his youth in countless films shown at revival screenings, on television and available on DVD where we’ve been given the opportunity to see him as the ambitious boxer in Rocco and His Brothers (1960), the scheming social climber in Purple Noon (1960), the seductive banker in L’Eclisse (1962), the dashing Tancredi in The Leopard (1963), the petty criminal in Joy House (1964), the cold-blooded killer in Le samouraï (1967), the jealous lover in The Swimming Pool (1969) and as the paranoid art dealer in Mr. Klein (1976), among other memorable roles.”
“Alain Delon used his eyes and body language in ways that dominated the screen and made dialogue unnecessary. Delon’s succinct performances convey a kind of cinematic magic that is timeless, unforgettable and incredibly modern. He’s a true original. Whether he was playing a cowboy, a gigolo or a ruthless killer, one always gets the impression that Delon was a little different and a little dangerous.”
Much of what we know about Mr. Delon is from the research and writing of Kimberly Lindbergs. As she explains-
… a lot of the current information you find online about the actor originally came from my long forgotten tribute site that celebrated Delon’s impressive career. The site went offline in 1998 but since then the information I compiled and had translated has found its way onto Wikpedia, IMDB.com and countless other English language fan sites so it can still be enjoyed by fans and easily accessed by other writers when they’re waxing poetically about the actor known as the “Ice-Cold Angel.”
Many thanks to Kimberly Lindbergs for her detailed research, her keen understanding, and her eloquent writing. She is correct. Mr. Delon’s fans wax poetically about him. After all he is original, magical and ageless.