Actor Alain Delon said he was “completely devastated” by the news of the disappearance of Jean-Paul Belmondo, considered his eternal rival on and off the big screen. “I’ll try to resist not doing the same thing in five hours … It wouldn’t hurt if we left together. It’s a part of my life, we started together 60 years ago,” the 85-year-old cinema icon told CNews. The two giants of French cinema starred together in five films, including “Borsalino” in 1970. Despite alleged disputes, the friendship between the two has not faded. On the one hand Jean-Paul Belmondo, born in 1933, with the face of a boxer and with an irresistible charm, on the other Alain Delon, born in 1935, an angel face with the beauty of the devil. The two giants of French cinema have sometimes had difficulty finding the “fragile balance” between their two egos, so much so that they are ideal rivals for each other. In the 60s a more or less friendly rivalry began, a nice duel between two great matadors, and not always at a distance. But the rivalries that for decades have been the joy of magazines and gossip columns in more recent times have given way to mutual respect.
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