August 31, 1949
72 years old
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm tall
81 kg | 177 pounds
10 US | 43 EU
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).
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 García
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 .
He voiced Henry in animated drama film Henry & Me (2014).
The Benefactor (2015) drama opposite Theo James and Dakota Fanning
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
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
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).