I don''t think he''s so much bisexual as he was a whore early in his career.
His "patrons" took him to the Cannes Film Festival in 1957 when he was 22 and he made quite an impression.\
I did read an interview in which he said he was homosexual at this stage in his career, but given his behavior after he made it (quite heterosexual) I think he was just gay for pay.
Is his first name pronounced 'Allen,' as it is in this song, or 'Al-ain?'
R11, it was me. It happened in a video booth at Exxxpressions on E 52nd St betw 2nd and 3rd Ave. He had on a hetero movie, he was the only one downstairs, I blew him and he barely groaned or acknowledged me. I didn't care because he was Alain Delon. He wasn't in the best of shape but that didn't matter.
R21, the singer uses the Anglicized pronunciation of both 'Alain' and 'Delon'. To approximate the French pronunciation of 'Alain' say the names 'Al' and 'Ann' together, but only slightly sound out the 'nn' part of 'ann'.
Linked below the French pronunciation.
R4, I think that the only reason Alain Delon is bisexual is that there are only two sexes.
I recently saw 2 of his 60s hits - LE SAMURAI and LE CERCLE ROUGE by arthouse hits by Jean-Pierre Melville, and need to go back to PLEIN SOLEIL (PURPLE NOON) from 1960 when he was 24.
It seems Brialy took him to Cannes Festival in '58 - there are some great photos of him from then, and he was presumably gay or playing around then. He became more heterosexual as he got more well known and had a long relationship with Romy Schneider. He is great in Visconti's THE LEOPARD with Claudia Cardinale and in Antonioni's L'ECLISSE with Monica Vitti. He re-teamed with Schneider in LA PISCINE a great 1969 glossy thriller. I wonder if he and Burt fooled around, they were reunited in a Michael Winner thriller SERPICO in the 70s. Its a great long career which has survived scandals, I don't imagine he needs to work much now in his 70s.
I prefer Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Thanks R23, I've always wondered about the correct pronounciation of his name.
I think Alain Delon at his peak in the late 50s/early 60s was the most beautiful thing to ever step in front of a camera.
Some time ago I read an interview with Helmut Berger where he complained what a shameless slut Delon was who slept with anyone if he thought it could help his career etc etc A lot of bitchin and drama-queening, bitterness and jealousy.
Alain Delon couldn't possibly be gay or bi, or I wouldn't be free to be reading DataLounge right now.
If it were still 2010 this thread might still be relevant ...