The first thing I popped into the Oppo when I got home last night was the Criterion Bluray of Michelangelo Antonioni‘s L’Eclisse (’62). And about halfway through the striking resemblance between 26 year-old Alain Delon and Zac Efron, currently 26, hit me. Many others have noticed this. Question #1: Who has/had the most interesting face? Question #2: Who was/is the more interesting actor? Could a time-transported Efron have held his own in scenes with Monica Vitti in the Antonioni film? Could Delon have managed the song-and-dance stuff in High School Musical?

(l.) 26 year-old Alain Delon in Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’eclisse; (r.) Zac Efron, born in October 1987, currently 26.

Delon, 78, has turned into a real homophobic right-winger in his old age. Last year he told a France 2 interviewer that he was against gay couples having children. Homosexuality “is against nature, I’m sorry,” he said. “We are here to love a woman, to woo a woman, not to flirt with or get picked up by guys.”