Richard Gere

Movie Actor

Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on August 31st, 1949 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 73, Richard Gere biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Richard Tiffany Gere, Richard
Date of Birth
August 31, 1949
United States
Place of Birth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
73 years old
Zodiac Sign
$120 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Human Rights Activist, Photographer, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
Richard Gere Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 73 years old, Richard Gere has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Richard Gere Religion, Education, and Hobbies
He was raised in a devout Methodist household. But, while studying in the university, he discovered Buddhism and as the years passed, he moved closer to the Asian religion, until he became one of the most vocal Buddhists in the western world.
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North Syracuse Central High School, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard Gere Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Cindy Crawford ​(m. 1991; div. 1995)​, Carey Lowell ​(m. 2002; div. 2016)​, Alejandra Silva Friedland ​(m. 2018)
Dating / Affair
Loree Rodkin, Diana Ross (1966), Barbara Carrera (1970), Carole Mallory, Penelope Milford (1971-1978), Dawn Steel (1975-1978), Dalila Di Lazzaro (1978-1980), Barbra Streisand (1980), Tina Chow (1980), Sylvia Martins, Priscilla Ann Presley (1983), Kim Basinger (1986), Cindy Crawford (1987-1995), Julia Roberts (1989), Laura Bailey (1995), Uma Thurman (1996), Carey Lowell (1996-2016), Padma Lakshmi (2014), Alejandra Silva Friedland (2015-Present)
Homer George Gere, Doris Ann Gere
Joanne Gere (Sister), Laura Gere (Sister), Susan Gere (Sister), David Gere (Brother), Henry Januszewski (Brother)
Other Family
Albert William Gere (Paternal Grandfather), Hazel Snover (Paternal Grandmother), William Stanton Tiffany (Maternal Grandfather), Anna Rebecca Stevens (Maternal Grandmother)
Richard Gere Career

Gere first worked professionally at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and the 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. He 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, for which he earned a Theatre World Award.

Gere 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 his co-star 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.

Gere was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999. Not long thereafter, all in the same year, he appeared in the hit films The Mothman Prophecies (2002), Unfaithful (2002) and the Academy Award-winning musical film adaptation Chicago (2002), for which he won his first Golden Globe Award. Gere's ballroom dancing drama Shall We Dance? (2004) was also a solid performer that grossed $170 million worldwide. His next film, the book-to-screen adaptation Bee Season (2005), was a commercial failure. Gere went on to co-star with Jesse Eisenberg and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party (2007), a thriller in which he played a journalist in Bosnia. He next appeared with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes' semi-biographical film about Bob Dylan, I'm Not There (2007); Gere was one of six actors to portray a variation of Dylan. He co-starred with Diane Lane in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe (2008). The film was widely panned by critics (making #74 on The Times Worst Films of 2008 list), but grossed over $84 million worldwide. The film is his most recent to have been produced entirely by a major film studio.

Gere has expressed a belief that his politics regarding China, an important financial resource for major Hollywood studios, have made him unwelcome within Hollywood. He embraced his apparent exile from Hollywood and instead appeared in independent films that garnered some of the best reviews of his career. He was notably singled out for portraying businessman Robert Miller in Arbitrage (2012), earning his fourth Golden Globe Award nomination. Among many positive reviews, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone cited Gere's performance as "too good to ignore" and "an implosive tour de force". Lou Lumenick of the New York Post further wrote that he "gives the best performance of his career". Also in 2012, he received the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Hamptons International Film Festival and the Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood Film Awards. He had earlier received an award from the 34th Cairo International Film Festival in December 2010.

Gere made a notable departure from his traditional screen persona with Joseph Cedar's political drama Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). The film saw him portray Norman Oppenheimer, a small-time Jewish fixer. Gere himself described the character as an embodiment of the "sides of us we know are annoying and needy". His portrayal of Oppenheimer was called "consistently, completely fascinating" by and was singled out as a worthy Academy Award contender by Variety.

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 his role as lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago, and karate for An Officer and a Gentleman.

Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited Gere as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.


Joel Edgerton attends Master Gardener premiere in sleek black ensemble, May 21, 2023
Joel Edgerton looked every inch the leading man when he fronted the cameras for the premiere of Master Gardener in New York.  The Australian actor, 48, posed alongside co-stars Richard Gere and Sigourney Weaver at a screening event and afterparty for the film.  Joel looked dapper in an all-black ensemble consisting of a button-up shirt, fitted blazer and trousers. 

The Chic List: Meet this season's scene stealer, April 23, 2023
JOANNE HEGARTY: We all have a fantasy job we'd love to have done in another life. Mine would be a location scout for the movies or, these days, most likely Netflix. I already waste a lot of time trying to find the perfect spot to take an Instagram-outfit street shot. I've got quite nifty at spotting a photogenic corner. Last year on a trip to LA, I met an Uber driver whose husband had been a location scout on Pretty Woman. Remember those fire escape stairs Richard Gere climbed up to woo Julia Roberts? That was her husband's work. He even had a cameo in the film - driving a soft-top sports car with a child in the passenger seat gabbing away on a gigantic mobile phone. Rewatch it and see if you can spot him!

Hollywood A-listers who have met Dalai Lama remain silent after controversial video with young boy, April 15, 2023
Lady Gaga, Richard Gere and Sharon Stone are part of a swathe of Hollywood A-listers who have been quick to make the most of a photo opportunity with the Dalai Lama. But they have all remained deafeningly silent after a controversial video of him kissing a young Indian boy on the lips before asking him to 'suck' his tongue emerged. The Dalai Lama, 87, apologized for his actions in a formal statement on Tuesday.

Elton John Spills All About Richard Gere & Stallone Almost Fighting Over Princess Diana, October 5, 2019

Pinkies up!

It’s tea time thanks to an unlikely source: Elton John! The Tiny Dancer artist is pouring a piping hot cup of vintage tea in an excerpt from his upcoming memoir Me, published in, involving a very unlikely trio!