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Richard Gere

Richard Gere young

Birth Date

August 31, 1949


United States

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Natural hair color


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5 ft 11 in | 180 cm

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81 kg | 177 pounds

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Richard Tiffany Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on August 31, 1949, is an American actor.

Young Richard Gere first started performing as a musician in high school productions.

He began his acting career on stage in a play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse (1969).

He landed his first break with a role as Danny Zuko in original stage version of "Grease" (1973), at the New London Theatre.

He won a Theatre World Award for his performance as Max in the 1979 Broadway production of "Bent".

He made his big screen debut in crime drama film Report to the Commissioner (1975) in role as Billy.

He got his television debut in drama movie Chelsea D.H.O. (1975) in role as Milo.

Gere's breakthrough performance came as Julian Kaye in romantic crime movie American Gigolo (1980) opposite Lauren Hutton.

New Movies

Three Christs (2017) drama in role as Dr. Alan Stone, with Julianna Margulies and Peter Dinklage

The Dinner (2017) drama in role as Stan Lohman, opposite Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall and Laura Linney

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his roles in movis:

Pretty Woman (1990) romantic comedy in role as Edward Lewis

Arbitrage (2012) thriller drama in role as Robert Miller

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 opposite Edward Norton

Days of Heaven (1978) romantic drama with Sam Shepard and Brooke Adams

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) romantic drama opposite Debra Winger

Runaway Bride (1999) romantic comedy opposite 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 GarcĂ­a

The Cotton Club (1984) crime drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) crime drama opposite Diane Keaton

First Knight (1995) drama fantasy with Sean Connery and Julia Ormond

Final Analysis (1992) neo-noir drama opposite Kim Basinger and Uma Thurman

The Benefactor (2015) drama opposite Theo James and Dakota Fanning

TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as The Choreographer in television film docudrama And the Band Played On (1993).

He played Officer Walter C. Spenser in drama crime television film Strike Force (1975).

MotherFatherSon (2019) BBC Studios television series in role as Max Finch


Graduated from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967.

Attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Has English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scottish, German and French ancestry.

He is an accomplished musician.

He composed and performed piano solo in Pretty Woman (1990) and a guitar solo in Runaway Bride (1999).

Avid collector of electric and acoustic guitars.

Studied Zen Buddhism under Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.

He is an advocate for human rights in Tibet and an active supporter of Dalai Lama.

Supports Survival International.

He voiced Henry in animated drama film Henry & Me (2014).

Lives in Westchester, NY.


He was married to:

Carey Lowell (2002-2013), they have one son, Homer James Jigme Gere

Cindy Crawford (1991-1995)

He married Spanish activist Alejandra Silva in 2018, they have one son, Alexander.


He dated Padma Lakshmi (2014), Barbra Streisand (1983), Susan Sarandon (1982), Sylvia Martins (1980-1987), Tuesday Weld (1979-1980), Diana Ross (1979), Dalila Di Lazzaro (1978-1980), Dawn Steel (1975-1978), Penelope Milford (1971-1978), Barbara Carrera (1970) and Carole Mallory (1970-1975).


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.