It was a good thing the handsome French-Swiss actor kept (or forgot) to take off the lens cap, or his glass would have been scratched by the curious (star-struck) pigeons!
Known as one of Europe’s most dashing actors during the 1960s up to the 1980s, Alain Delon became famous early in his career for his breathtaking good looks. His acting days began shortly after he was scouted by producer David O. Selznick during the 1957 Cannes Film Festival. Delon deferred the offer of contract from the American film producer, but he nevertheless starred in his debut film in 1957, and went on to establish a name for himself in his home country.
The handsome French-Swiss actor, who was compared to French actors Gerard Philipe and Jean Marais and American actor James Dean in his youth, must have caught the attention of the feral pigeons in the photo above shot in Venice by Jack Garofalo (more photos here) in 1962. Them birdies couldn’t help but take a look at him up close — yes, a tad too close!
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