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Famous People Named Alain

Updated October 13, 2018 97 items
Who knew there were so many famous people named Alain in the world? Our list of celebrities named Alain includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Alains below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Alain, actors named Alain, and much more. Alain Delon, Alain Prost, and Alain LeRoy Locke are only a few of the well-known people named Alain on this list.
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  • Soldier, Television producer

    Age85

    BirthplaceSceaux, France

    NationalitySwitzerland, France

    Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and businessman. He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s. He achieved...  more

    #392 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#176 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#234 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

  • Race car driver

    Age66

    BirthplaceLorette, Loire, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Marie Pascal Prost OBE (born 24 February 1955) is a retired French racing driver and a four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion. From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the record for most Grand Prix...  more
  • Writer, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 67 (1886-1954)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alain Leroy Locke (September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954) was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished as the first African-American Rhodes Scholar in 1907, Locke...  more
  • Screenwriter, Cinematographer

    AgeDec. at 91 (1922-2014)

    BirthplaceVannes, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Resnais (French: [alɛ̃ ʁɛnɛ]; 3 June 1922 – 1 March 2014) was a French film director and screenwriter whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the...  more

    #224 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#83 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History#17 of 28 The Most Influential Documentarians of All Time

  • Author, Essayist

    Age51

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Alain de Botton, FRSL (; born 20 December 1969) is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to...  more
  • Soldier, Swimmer

    Age38

    BirthplaceAubagne, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Bernard (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ bɛʁnaʁ]; born 1 May 1983) is a former French swimmer from Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône. Bernard won a total of four medals (two golds, one silver, and one...  more
  • Age69

    BirthplaceLangoiran, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Jean Giresse (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ʒiʁɛs]; born 2 August 1952) is a French football coach and former player who played as a midfielder. He was French footballer of the year in 1982,...  more
  • Philosopher

    Age84

    BirthplaceRabat, Morocco

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Badiou (; French: [alɛ̃ badju] (listen) ; born 17 January 1937) is a French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the École normale supérieure (ENS) and founder of the faculty of...  more
  • Indologist, Historian

    AgeDec. at 86 (1907-1994)

    BirthplaceNeuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Daniélou (4 October 1907 – 27 January 1994) was a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist, and a noted Western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism. In 1991, he was...  more
  • Bassist, Record producer

    Age59

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    NationalityChile, United States of America

    Alain Johannes Mociulski (born May 2, 1962) is a Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, whose primary instruments are guitar and drums. He is a founding member of several bands,...  more
  • Singer-songwriter, Actor

    Age77

    BirthplaceCasablanca, Morocco

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Souchon (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ suʃɔ̃]; born Alain Kienast; 27 May 1944) is a French singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films....  more
  • Alain Sutter (born 22 January 1968) was one of the most successful Swiss football players during the 1990s....  more
  • Television producer, Film Producer

    Age62

    BirthplaceOran, Algeria

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Chabat (born 24 November 1958) is a French actor, director, screenwriter and television presenter. He was originally known for his work in the comedy group Les Nuls, including as the co-writer...  more

    #62 of 89 Virgo Rising Celebrities#12 of 20 The Best Actors Who Played Napoleon Bonaparte#24 of 26 The Best Actors Who Have Played Julius Caesar

  • Songwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 61 (1947-2009)

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Bashung (French: [alɛ̃ baʃuŋ]; born Alain Baschung 1 December 1947 – 14 March 2009) was a French singer, songwriter and actor. Credited with reviving the French chanson in “a time of French...  more
  • Educator, Professor

    Age91

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alain C. Enthoven (born September 10, 1930) is an American economist. He was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1965, and from 1965 to 1969, he was the Assistant Secretary of...  more
  • Age77

    BirthplacePau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Lamassoure (born 10 February 1944 in Pau) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the south-west of France. He was a member of Les Républicains, which is part of the...  more
  • Conductor

    Age55

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Alain Trudel (born 13 June 1966) is a Canadian conductor, trombonist and composer....  more
  • Librettist, Film Producer

    Age80

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Boublil (born 5 March 1941) is a French musical theatre lyricist and librettist, best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg for musicals on Broadway and...  more
  • Television producer, Film Producer

    Age69

    BirthplaceBoulogne-Billancourt, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Sarde is a French film producer and actor....  more
  • Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age74

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alain Silver is a US film producer, director, and screenwriter; music producer; film critic, film historian, DVD commentator, author and editor of books and essays on film topics, especially film...  more
  • Alain Giletti (born 11 September 1939 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain) is a French figure skater. He is the 1960 World champion, the 1955-1957 & 1960-1961 European champion and is a ten-time (1951–1957,...  more
  • Alain Marie Juppé (French: [alɛ̃ ʒype]; born 15 August 1945) is a French politician, and a member of The Republicans. He was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac,...  more
  • Age60

    BirthplaceQuebec City, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Alain Vigneault (born May 14, 1961) is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Vigneault has previously coached the Montreal...  more
  • Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age91

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Alain Tanner (born 6 December 1929) is a Swiss film director. ...  more
  • Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 85 (1922-2008)

    BirthplaceBrest, France

    NationalityFrance

    Alain Robbe-Grillet (French: [a.lɛ̃ ʁɔb ɡʁi.jɛ]; 18 August 1922 – 18 February 2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. He was one of the figures most associated with the Nouveau Roman (new novel)...  more
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