List of Famous people named Alain
Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman. He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s and 1970s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Plein Soleil (1960), L'Eclisse (1962), The Leopard (1963), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), Lost Command (1966) and Le Samouraï (1967). Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle. He acquired Swiss citizenship in 1999.
Alain Schmitt is a French judoka.
Alain Souchon is a French singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films.
Alain Marie Juppé is a French politician. A member of The Republicans, he was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac, during which period he faced major strikes that paralysed the country and became very unpopular. He left office after the victory of the left in the snap 1997 elections. He had previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995, and as Minister of the Budget and Spokesman for the Government from 1986 to 1988. He was President of the political party Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) from 2002 to 2004 and mayor of Bordeaux from 1995 to 2004.
Alain Chabat is an Algerian-born French actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, producer and television presenter. He was originally known for his work in the comedy group Les Nuls, including as the co-writer and lead actor of La Cité de la peur (1994). He has since then become a notable filmmaker of his own, typically both writing and starring in the movies he directed, which include cult comedy films such as Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, RRRrrrr!!!, Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami and Santa & Cie.
Alain Griset is a French businessman, politician and former taxi driver serving as Minister Delegate in charge of Small and Medium-Sized Entreprises attached to the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery in the government of Prime Minister Jean Castex since 2020.
Alain Maurice Jacques Duhamel is a prominent French journalist and political commentator.
Alain Finkielkraut is a French philosopher and public intellectual. He has written books and essays on a wide range of topics, many on the ideas of tradition and identitary nonviolence, including Jewish identity and antisemitism, French colonialism, the mission of the French education system in immigrant assimilation, and the Yugoslav Wars.
Alain Minc is a French businessman, political advisor, and author.
Alain Chamfort is a French singer of Breton origin.
Alain Jakubowicz is a French lawyer from Villeurbanne, in the suburbs of Lyon.
Alain Bauer is a French criminologist. He was elected professor of criminology at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers and is a senior research fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing). There were many protests in the scientific community in France against the appointment because he had not received a PhD.
Alain Marie Pascal Prost OBE is a retired French racing driver and a four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion. From 1987 until 2001 he held the record for most Grand Prix victories until Michael Schumacher surpassed Prost's total of 51 victories at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. In 1999, Prost received the World Sports Award of the Century in the motor sport category.
Alain Soral, identified in the civil registry as Alain Bonnet, and frequently also named using the full family name as Alain Bonnet de Soral, is a Franco-Swiss far-right ideologue also known for his work as author, journalist, essayist, and filmmaker;
Alain Berset is a Swiss politician serving as a Member of the Swiss Federal Council since 2012. A member of the Social Democratic Party (SP/PS), he has served as head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs since his election.
Alain Frachon is a French journalist for Le Monde, France's centre-left newspaper of record, and the author of several books.
Alain Boghossian is a French former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He serves as an assistant coach for the France national team.
Alain Veinstein is a poet and writer, winner of the Mallarmé prize and a host and producer of radio.
Alain Penaud is a former rugby union player. He held the position of flyhalf, mainly at CA Brive. He was selected 32 times for the French national team, from 1992 to 2000. He is the Father of another French international, Damian Penaud.
Alain Robert is a French rock climber and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. Known as "the French Spider-Man" or "the Human Spider," Robert is famous for his free solo climbing, scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes.