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Richard Tiffany Gere born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in films in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role in Days of Heaven (1978). He came to prominence with his role in the film American Gigolo (1980), which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in many well-received films, including An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), The Cotton Club (1984), Pretty Woman (1990), Sommersby (1993), Primal Fear (1996), Runaway Bride (1999), I’m Not There (2007), Arbitrage (2012) and Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). For portraying Billy Flynn in the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago (2002), he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast.

Richard Gere Quick Bio

Richard Gere Born
Richard Tiffany Gere

August 31, 1949 (age 69)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Richard Gere Education North Syracuse Central High School
Richard Gere Occupation

Actor

Richard Gere Years active 1969–present
Richard Gere Spouse(s)
Cindy Crawford (m. 1991; div. 1995)
Carey Lowell (m. 2002; div. 2016)
Alejandra Silva (m. 2018)
Richard Gere Children 2

Richard Gere Biography

Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Doris Ann (née Tiffany, 1924–2016), was a housewife. His father, Homer George Gere (1922-) was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and had originally intended to become a minister. Gere is their eldest son and second child.

His paternal great-grandfather had changed the spelling of the surname from “Geer”. Both of his parents were Mayflower descendants; Gere’s ancestors include Pilgrims Francis Eaton, John Billington, George Soule, Richard Warren, Degory Priest, Francis Cooke, and William Brewster.

In 1967, Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, and played the trumpet. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy, but he left after two years and did not graduate.

Richard Gere Career

Stage Work

Gere first worked professionally at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse on Cape Cod in 1969, where he starred in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His first major acting role was in the original London stage version of Grease in 1973. Gere was one of the first notable Hollywood actors to play a homosexual character, starring as a gay Holocaust victim in the 1979 Broadway production of Bent; Gere’s performance earned him a Theatre World Award.

Richard Gere film and TV

He began appearing in Hollywood films in the mid-1970s. Originally cast in a starring role in The Lords of Flatbush (1974), he was replaced after fighting with another star of the film, Sylvester Stallone. He played a small but memorable part in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and starred in director Terrence Malick’s well-reviewed drama Days of Heaven (1978). The crime drama American Gigolo (1980) significantly boosted his profile and the romantic drama An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) (co-starring Debra Winger) cemented Gere’s ascent to stardom, grossing almost $130 million and winning two Academy Awards out of six nominations; Gere himself received his first Golden Globe Award nomination.

For the remainder of the 1980s, Gere appeared in films of varying critical and commercial reception. His career rebounded with the releases of Internal Affairs (1990) and Pretty Woman(1990), the latter of which earned him his second Golden Globe Award nomination. The 1990s saw Gere star in successful films including Sommersby (1993) (opposite Jodie Foster), Primal Fear (1996) and Runaway Bride (1999) (which reunited him with his Pretty Woman co-star Julia Roberts). He also took a leading role in the action thriller The Jackal (1997), playing former IRA militant Declan Mulqueen; Gere affected an Irish accent for the role.

Music and dance Richard Gere

Gere is an accomplished musician, composing and performing the Pretty Woman piano theme and a guitar solo in Runaway Bride. He learned tap dance for Chicago and karate for An Officer and a Gentleman.

Richard Gere personal Wiki

Gere had a relationship with actress Penelope Milford from 1971-78. He had affairs with Priscilla Presley in 1983 and Kim Basinger in 1986.

Gere was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991-95. In November 2002, he married model and actress Carey Lowell. They have a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born in February 2000 and is named for his grandfathers as well as the Tibetan name Jigme.

In September 2013, the two separated after 11 years of marriage. The couple spent three years in highly contested divorce proceedings in New York County Supreme Court. The case was settled in October 2016.

In early April 2018, he married Spanish activist Alejandra Silva. In August 2018, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, a baby boy who was born in February 2019.

Richard Gere Honors and award

In 1995, he was the President of the Jury at the 19th Moscow International Film Festival.

On May 17, 2012, Albanian President, Bamir Topi awarded the “Medal of Gratitude” to Richard Gere with the citation: “With gratitude and honor outstanding personality of the world art, great humanist and activist for the protection of human rights, which unmasked and the American public made known, and further, inhuman crimes, ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, in 1999, the Serbian military machine against the Albanian civilian population living in its land”. On February 16, 2012, the George Eastman Museum honored Gere with the George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of film.

Richard Gere Political views

In 2010, Gere stated that the war in Iraq wasn’t supported by the American people and that the George W. Bush administration “bullied” Americans into the decision. He called George W. Bush a very “poor president”.

“I’m very sorry about what the U.S. has done in Iraq. This war has been a tragedy for everyone. I hope that the people of Iraq can rebuild their country,” Gere said in a press conference held on the sidelines of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival.