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 on stage in a play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse (1969). He made his big screen debut in crime drama film Report to the Commissioner (1975) in role as Billy. Gere's breakthrough role came as Julian Kaye in romantic crime movie American Gigolo (1980) with Lauren Hutton.
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Billy Flynn in musical crime comedy drama film Chicago (2002).
Primal Fear (1996) neo-noir crime thriller with Edward Norton
Days of Heaven (1978) romantic drama with Sam Shepard and Brooke Adams
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) romantic drama with Debra Winger
Pretty Woman (1990) romantic comedy with Julia Roberts
Runaway Bride (1999) romantic comedy with Julia Roberts
The Jackal (1997) political action thriller with Bruce Willis and Sidney Poitier
Unfaithful (2002) thriller drama opposite Diane Lane
Internal Affairs (1990) crime thriller with Andy García
The Cotton Club (1984) crime drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Arbitrage (2012) thriller drama with Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and Laetitia Casta
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) crime drama with Diane Keaton
First Knight (1995) drama fantasy with Sean Connery and Julia Ormond
Final Analysis (1992) neo-noir drama with Kim Basinger and Uma Thurman
The Benefactor (2015) drama opposite Theo James and Dakota Fanning
The Dinner (2017) drama opposite Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall and Laura Linney
He was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford (1991-1995).
He was married to model and actress Carey Lowell (2002-2013), they have a son.
He had a relationship with actresses Penelope Milford (1971-1978), Priscilla Presley (1983) and Kim Basinger(1986).
He married Spanish activist Alejandra Silva in 2018.
He is an accomplished musician.
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.