(1949/08/31 – Unknown)
– I am the only adult left in Hollywood –
- One of the main leading men in Hollywood.
- Movies: Pretty Woman, Officer and Gentleman, American Gigolo.
- Parents: Homer George Gere and Doris Ann Tiffany
- Spouses: Cindy Crawford (d. 1991–1995), Carey Lowell (d. 2002–2016), Alejandra Silva (d. 2018)
- Children: Homer James Jigme (2000), Alexander (2019)
- Name: Richard Tiffany Gere
- Height: 1.8m
“We must not live according to what is expected of us. To do so would be a small daily death”- Richard Gere
Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Richard Gere Family
He was the second of five children born to Doris Ann Tiffany, a homemaker, and Homer George Gere, an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. This is a middle-class Methodist family. His father taught him to play the trumpet, the guitar, the banjo and the sitar.
Richard Gere Studies
In 1967, he graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled in gymnastics and music, playing the trumpet. After two years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on a gymnastics scholarship, he dropped out without graduating.
Richard Gere Actor
He got his start in theatre while studying and later plays a small role at the Princetown Paly House and Seattle Repertory Theather. He created a rock band that had no impact. He landed a role on Broadway in the play Grease. He rose to fame from his third film, ‘Looking for Mr Goodbar’, (Richard Brooks, 1977).
Richard Gere Films
He intervened in Days of Heaven (T. Malick, 1978), Stony, hot blood (A. Mulligan, id.), American Gigolo (Paul Schrader, 1979), Yankees ( John Schlesinger id.) Officer and Gentleman (An Officer and a Gentleman, Taylor Hackford 1982), Breathless (Breathless, Jim McBride, 1983), Cotton Club ( Francis Ford Coppola, 1984), Honorary Consul (The Honorary Consul, John McKenzie, id.), King David (King David, B Beresford, 1985), Power (Power, Sidney Lumet, 1986).
In addition to being an actor, in the world of cinema, he was executive producer of three of the films he starred in Final Analysis, Mr Jones and Sommersby.
In 1999 he was declared by People magazine as the sexiest living man on the planet. He won the Italian equivalent of an Oscar, thanks to his work in Days of Heaven. He is also the recipient of a Theatre World Academy Award for his acclaimed performance in Bent, a play that premiered on Broadway.
In January 2003 Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger received the Golden Globes for Best Actor and Actress for Chicago.
In 2007, he co-starred in The Hunting Party, a thriller set in Bosnia, later working with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Cate Blanchett. in the semi-biographical film about Bob Dylan, Im Not There.
On September 23, 2007, he received the Donostia Award during the San Sebastián Film Festival in recognition of his career.
In 2008, he co-starred with Diane Lane in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe.
He received an award from the 34th Cairo International Film Festival in December 2010.
In 2012 he released Arbitrage. In 2016, he received rave reviews for his role in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016).
Richard Gere Foundation
He established the Gere Foundation, which contributes to numerous health, educational, and humanitarian projects. For Buddhist confession, Gere was engaged in the campaign for the independence of Tibet and in his support for the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
Richard Gere Author
His first book, Pilgrim (Pilgrim), was published in 1997. It is a collection of images that represents his path as a Buddhist. In addition, he has provided support to the American Foundation for AIDS Research, AmfAR, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the AIDS Research Alliance.
Richard Gere Activist
In 1992 he presented the World AIDS Day events at the United Nations. She received major awards from the Harvard AIDS Institute, AmFAR, Amnesty International, and the prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award.
Couples and children
He had relationships with actress Penelope Milford from 1971 to 1978 and with painter Sylvia Martins from 1978 to 1986. He was also dating Tuesday Weld, Carole Mallory, Dawn Steel, Loree Rodkin, Diane von Furstenberg, Barbara Carrera and Barbra Streisand, among others.
Between 1991 and 1995 he married supermodel Cindy Crawford.
In 2002 he married the model and actress Carey Lowell, after several years of relationship. They had a son in 2000. In September 2013 they separated after eleven years of living together due to lifestyle differences.
In April 2018, he married the Spanish Alejandra Silva. In February 2019 they were the parents of a son, Alexander, and in April 2020 of another child.
Did you know…
Gere is an accomplished pianist and composer. He composed and performed the piano solo for the movie Pretty Woman (1990).
Richard Gere Awards
2003 — Best Actor – Musical or Comedy — Chicago — Winner
1990 — Best Actor – Musical or Comedy — Pretty Woman — Nominated
1982 — Best Actor – Drama — An Officer and a Gentleman — 2003
Screen Actors Guild
Nominee — Best Cast — Chicago—Winner
Richard Gere Filmography
- 2019 MotherFatherSon /TV
- 2017 Three Christs
- 2017 The Dinner
- 2016 Oppenheimer Strategies
- 2016 Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
- 2015 The Benefactor
- 2014 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2
- 2013 Movie 43
- 2012 Arbitrage
- 2011 The Doubles
- Finest 2011 Brooklyn
- 9 Hachiko20: A Dogs Story
- 2009 Amelia
- 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
- 2008 Hachiko: A Dogs Story
- 2007 The Hunting Party
- 2007 The Flock
- 2007 Im Not There
- 2006 Seraphim Falls
- 2006 The Hoax
- 2005 Emperor Zehnder
- 2005 Bee Season
- 2004 Shall We Dance?
- 2002 Unfaithful
- 2002 Chicago
- 2002 The Mothman Prophecies
- 2002 Unfaithful
- 2000 Dr T & The Women
- 2000 Autumn in New York
- 1999 Runaway Bride
- 1997 Red Corner
- 1997 The Jackal
- 1996 Primal Fear
- 1995 First Knight
- 1994 Intersection
- 1993 Mr Jones
- 1993 Sommers2Analy9
- 1990 Pretty Woman
- 1990 Internal Affairs
- 1988 Miles from Home
- 1986 No Mercy
- 1986 Power
- 1985 King David
- 1984 The Cotton Club
- 1983 Beyond the Limit
- 1983 Breathless
- 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
- 1979 American Gigolo
- 1979 Yanks
- 1978 Bloodbrothers
- 1978 Days of Heaven
- 1977 Blood Brothers
- 1977 Looking for Mr Goodbar
- 1976 Baby Blue Marine
- 1974 Report to the Commissioner
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