Richard Gere

Born Aug 31, 1949

'Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on August 31, 1949.


1967 17 Years Old In 1967, Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, playing the trumpet. … Read More


1971 21 Years Old Gere first worked professionally at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse on Cape Cod in 1971, where he starred in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
1973 23 Years Old His first major acting role was in the original London stage version of Grease in 1973.
1978 28 Years Old He began appearing in Hollywood films in the mid-1970s, playing a small but memorable part in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and starring in the director Terrence Malick's well-reviewed 1978 film, Days of Heaven.
1979 29 Years Old In 1979, Gere was one of the first big-name Hollywood actors to play gay, starring as a homosexual Holocaust victim in the Broadway production of Bent. … Read More


1980 30 Years Old In 1980, he became a major star with the film American Gigolo, followed in 1982 by the romantic drama An Officer and a Gentleman with Debra Winger, which grossed almost $130 million.
1982 32 Years Old Experiencing several box office failures after 1982, Gere's career strengthened with the releases of Internal Affairs and Pretty Woman in 1990. … Read More


1991 41 Years Old Gere was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995.
1995 45 Years Old In 1995 he was the President of the Jury at the 19th Moscow International Film Festival.
1997 47 Years Old He also took a leading role in the 1997 action movie The Jackal, playing Declan Mulqueen.
1999 49 Years Old Gere was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999.


2002 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, he appeared in three major films, including The Mothman Prophecies, Unfaithful and the Academy Award-winning film version of Chicago, for which he won a Golden Globe as "Best Actor – Comedy or Musical".
2004 54 Years Old Gere's 2004 ballroom dancing drama Shall We Dance? was also a solid performer that grossed $170 million worldwide though his next film, Bee Season (2005), was a commercial failure.
By 2007, Gere was co-starring with Jesse Eisenberg and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party a thriller in which he played a journalist in Bosnia, as well as with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes' semi-biographical film about Bob Dylan, I'm Not There.
2008 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Gere co-starred with Diane Lane in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe. … Read More


Later in his career, Gere was honored twice for his lifetime achievement. Regarding his 2012 performance in Arbitrage, Lou Lumenick of the New York Post said "Richard Gere gives the best performance of his career". … Read More
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