French actor Alain Delon and German actress Romy Schneider, his off-screen partner and “the love of his life”, during the shooting of La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) in Cannes, France, in 1968. Delon is calling time on his career, aged 81. Photo: AFP

French actor Alain Delon, the ultimate pretty-boy killer, to retire – after one last film

Handsome screen legend credited with inventing the cerebral-hitman character, now 81, to play a character that’s ‘pretty much me’ opposite Juliette Binoche in his final film

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French actor Alain Delon and German actress Romy Schneider, his off-screen partner and “the love of his life”, during the shooting of La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) in Cannes, France, in 1968. Delon is calling time on his career, aged 81. Photo: AFP
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