Richard Gere young
August 31, 1949
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
81 kg | 177 pounds
10 US | 43 EU
Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on August 31, 1949, is an American actor. Young Richard Gere began his acting career in theatre in 1971 and made his big screen debut in crime movie Report to the Commissioner (1975) in role as Billy. He achieved rose to international fame for his role as Julian Kaye in movie American Gigolo (1980) opposite Lauren Hutton. Gere won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Billy Flynn in film Chicago (2002).
Also appeared in successful films including Primal Fear (1996) with Edward Norton, Days of Heaven (1978) with Sam Shepard, An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) with Debra Winger, Pretty Woman (1990) and Runaway Bride (1999) with Julia Roberts, The Jackal (1997) with Bruce Willis, Unfaithful (2002) opposite Diane Lane, Internal Affairs (1990) with Andy García, The Cotton Club (1984) directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Arbitrage (2012) with Susan Sarandon, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) with Diane Keaton, First Knight (1995) with Sean Connery, Final Analysis (1992) with Kim Basinger and Uma Thurman.
Richard was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford (1991-1995). He studied Zen Buddhism under Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. He is an advocate for human rights in Tibet and an active supporter of Dalai Lama.
I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.
Even in comedies, you've got to feel safe for things to just happen in a way that is natural and free, and recognizable as human.
I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.
When I started acting, it was really the way for me to be able to communicate.
I meditate. Daily practice is essential to my life.
From a Buddhist point of view, emotions are not real. As an actor, I manufacture emotions. They're a sense of play. But real life is the same. We're just not aware of it.
Movie acting is primarily listening. If you're really engaged, that's all a movie audience wants to see is you processing what's happening in your world.
I can't say I have control over my emotions; I don't know my mind. I'm lost like everyone else. I'm certainly not a leader.