Richard Gere

Actor, Producer, Musician
Long recognized as one of Hollywood's most bankable leading men, actor Richard Gere was at times almost as widely known for his brief marriage to supermodel Cindy Crawford, as well as his spiritual convictions to ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Oppenheimer Strategies 2015 (Movie)

Norman Oppenheimer (Actor)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2015 (Movie)

Guy Chambers (Actor)

Time Out of Mind 2015 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Franny 2014 (Movie)

Franny (Actor)

Henry & Me 2014 (Movie)

Henry (Voice)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Boss (Actor)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1997 - 1998, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

Robert Miller (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Journey From Zanskar 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Double 2011 (Movie)

Paul Shepherdson (Actor)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

Eddie Dugan (Actor)

Tibet in Song 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Amelia 2009 (Movie)

George Putnam (Actor)

Hachi: A Dog's Tale 2009 (Movie)

Parker (Actor)

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Julia Roberts: American Cinematheque Tribute 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Nights in Rodanthe 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Paul Flanner (Actor)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Flock 2007 (Movie)

Errol Babbage (Actor)

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

Clifford Irving (Actor)

The Hunting Party 2007 (Movie)

Simon Hunt (Actor)

A Concert for Hurricane Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bee Season 2005 (Movie)

Saul Naumann (Actor)

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Image Salutes Richard Gere 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

John Clark (Actor)

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Movie 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago 2002 (Movie)

Billy Flynn (Actor)

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mothman Prophecies 2002 (Movie)

John Klein (Actor)

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Edward Sumner (Actor)

Giorgio Armani: Deconstructing Fashion 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Autumn in New York 2000 (Movie)

Will Keane (Actor)

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Sullivan Travis 'Dr T' (Actor)

Runaway Bride 1999 (Movie)

Ike Graham (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dreams of Tibet 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackal 1997 (Movie)

Declan Mulqueen (Actor)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

Jack Moore (Actor)

Desperately Seeking Happiness 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

Martin Vail (Actor)

Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Captain Planet 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

First Knight 1995 (Movie)

Lancelot (Actor)

Tibet: The End of Time 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Unzipped 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Intersection 1994 (Movie)

Vincent Eastman (Actor)

Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

Mr Jones (Actor)

Oprah: Behind the Scenes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

Isaac Barr (Actor)

In a New Light 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (11/05/91) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Adventure 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhapsody in August 1991 (Movie)

Clark--Kane's Nephew (Actor)

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Dennis Peck (Actor)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

Edward Lewis (Actor)

Timeless Voices: The Gyuto Monks 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Narrator

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Miles From Home 1988 (Movie)

Frank Roberts (Actor)

No Mercy 1986 (Movie)

Eddie Jillette (Actor)

Power 1986 (Movie)

Pete St John (Actor)

King David 1985 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Dixie Dwyer (Actor)

Beyond the Limit 1983 (Movie)

Dr Eduardo Plarr (Actor)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

Jesse Lujack (Actor)

An Officer and A Gentleman 1982 (Movie)

Zack Mayo (Actor)

American Gigolo 1980 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

Reporters 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Yanks 1979 (Movie)

Sergeant Matt Dyson (Actor)

Bloodbrothers 1978 (Movie)

Thomas De Coco Jr-- (Actor)

Days of Heaven 1978 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Looking For Mr. Goodbar 1977 (Movie)

Tony Lopanto (Actor)

Baby Blue Marine 1976 (Movie)

Marine Raider (Actor)

Report to the Commissioner 1975 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

D.H.O. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Strike Force (TV Show)

Actor

The Buddha (TV Show)

Narrator
Producer (6)

Time Out of Mind 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hachi: A Dog's Tale 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dreaming Lhasa 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (4)

Chicago 2002 (Movie)

("Razzle Dazzle") (Song Performer)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

("Piano Solo") (Song Performer)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

(cornetist) (Performer)

Biography

Long recognized as one of Hollywood's most bankable leading men, actor Richard Gere was at times almost as widely known for his brief marriage to supermodel Cindy Crawford, as well as his spiritual convictions to Buddhism and political support of the region of Tibet. Emerging as an up-and-coming talent both on and off-Broadway, Gere soon garnered attention for roles in films like "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1977) and Terence Malick's "Days of Heaven" (1978). A career-making turn as the titular "American Gigolo" (1980) made him an instant sex symbol, while his magnetic performance as "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982) solidified his reputation as a top leading man. However, a series of box office disappointments followed, until his turn as a modern day Prince Charming opposite Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" (1990) once again made the actor a hot commodity. While offerings like the legal thriller "Primal Fear" (1996) met with modest success, Gere returned to his Broadway musical roots to reinvent himself onscreen for the Academy Award-winning film adaptation of "Chicago" (2002), which earned him a Golden Globe. Although he continued to work steadily over the following decade, it wasn't until the harrowing drama "Arbitrage" (2012) that Gere once again found himself on the receiving end of unanimous critical praise. Over a career that experienced its fair share of highs and lows, Gere remained a consistent film presence, frequently surprising audiences with new levels of craft and charm.

Relationships

Kim Basinger Actor

Companion
Appeared together in "No Mercy" (1986) and "Final Analysis" (1992) Reportedly had affair

Cindy Crawford Actor

Wife
Met at a barbeque given by photographer Herb Ritts in 1988 Married Dec. 12, 1991 in Las Vegas, NV Separated 1994 Divorced Dec. 1, 1995

Hannah Dunne

Step-Daughter
Born April 1990 to Carey Lowell and Griffin Dunne

Homer Gere

Father
Worked for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Doris Gere

Mother

Homer Gere

Son
Born Feb. 6, 2000; mother, Carey Lowell

Carey Lowell Actor

Wife
Began dating on-and-off 1995 Married Nov. 9, 2002

Sylvia Martins

Companion
Brazilian Lived together in 1980s No longer together

Penelope Milford Actor

Companion
Dated for five years

Dawn Steel

Companion
Dated c. 1975-78

EDUCATION

North Syracuse Central High School

North Syracuse , New York 1967
Excelled at gymnastics and music

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst , Massachusetts
Attended on a gymnastics scholarship; left after two years

Milestones

2015

Joined cast of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

2014

Co-starred in "Time Out of Mind"

2012

Starred in financial thriller "Arbitrage" as a fraudulent hedge fund manager; re-teamed with Susan Sarandon as husband and wife in the film

2010

Cast as a veteran cop in Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest"

2010

Co-directed historical documentary "Yankeeland: In the Shadow of the Stadium"

2009

Portrayed George P. Putnam, Earhart's husband (Hilary Swank) in Mira Nair's biopic "Amelia"

2008

Re-teamed with Diane Lane for "Nights in Rodanthe," based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks

2007

Played a discredited journalist embarking on an unauthorized mission to find a war criminal in "The Hunting Party"

2007

Portrayed Clifford Irving, a bogus biographer of Howard Hughes in Lasse Hallström's "The Hoax"

2007

Portrayed Bob Dylan at one distinct stage of his life in Todd Haynes directed "I'm Not There"

2006

Starred in Andrew Lau's first American film "The Flock"

2005

Starred with Juliette Binoche in the family drama "Bee Season," based on the Myla Goldberg novel

2004

Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez and Susan Sarandon in U.S. remake of "Shall We Dance?"

2002

Cast in singing and dancing role as sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn in film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Chicago"; received a SAG nomination for Best Actor

2002

Cast opposite Diane Lane as an unsuspecting husband whose wife is having an affair in "Unfaithful"

2000

Starred in Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women"

2000

Co-starred with Winona Ryder in "Autumn in New York," directed by Joan Chen

1999

Re-teamed with Julia Roberts and director Garry Marshall for the romantic comedy "Runaway Bride"

1997

Starred in Jon Avnet's "Red Corner," a project particularly close to his heart for its attack on the repressive Chinese regime

1996

Delivered solid performance as a cocky attorney defending former altar boy Edward Norton against allegations of murder in "Primal Fear"

1993

Executive produced and starred in Mike Figgis' "Mr Jones" and period drama "Sommersby"

1993

Appeared as a character loosely based on Broadway director-choreographer Michael Bennett in the HBO film "And the Band Played On"; earned Emmy nomination

1992

First film as executive producer, "Final Analysis"; also starred

1990

Made a commercial comeback with starring role in Garry Marshall's "Pretty Woman" opposite Julia Roberts

1986

Made a lengthy fact-finding trip through then war-torn Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador

1982

Starred in his greatest commercial success of the decade "An Officer and a Gentleman"

1979

Returned to Broadway in "Bent," playing homosexual inmate of Dachau

1978

First leading role in a feature, "Days of Heaven"

1978

Visited Tibetan refugee camps in Nepal

1977

Garnered attention for a supporting role in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" opposite Diane Keaton

1975

Made film acting debut in "Report to the Commissioner"

1973

First studied the Middle Way of Siddhartha Gotama Buddha as preached by a Japanese sect

1973

Made Broadway debut as Danny Zuko in the hit musical "Grease"; recreated role for London production

1968

Spent one season each at Provincetown Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre

Switched his faith to Tibetan school of Buddhism

Raised on a farm in upstate New York near Syracuse

Became a student of the exiled Dalai Lama

Won gymnastics scholarship to the University of Massachusetts

Bonus Trivia

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Gere wrote the introductions for Ocean of Wisdom, a compilation of the Dalai Lama's teachings, and Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet, the catalog for a major traveling exhibition organized by Tibet House.

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Gere was honored as Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year in 2006.

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In April 2007, an Indian court ordered the arrest of Gere for kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness event, saying it was an obscene act committed in public. Gere could be sent to jail for up to three months or fined or both for the crime if he is arrested. He can be held if he visits the country again.

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