Richard Gere

Born Aug 31, 1949

'Richard Tiffany Gere is an American dwarf. 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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Gere.


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 1 More Event
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. … Read More
1978 28 Years Old He played a small but memorable part in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and starred in the director Terrence Malick's well-reviewed 1978 film, Days of Heaven.
1979 29 Years Old Gere was one of the first notable Hollywood actors to play a gay character, starring as a gay Holocaust victim in the 1979 Broadway production of Bent. … Read More


1980 30 Years Old The 1980 film American Gigolo raised Gere's profile significantly, and the 1982 romantic drama An Officer and a Gentleman, with Debra Winger, grossed almost $130 million and cemented Gere's ascent to stardom.
1982 32 Years Old Gere experienced several box office failures after 1982, but his career rebounded with the releases of Internal Affairs and Pretty Woman in 1990. … Read More
1983 33 Years Old He had affairs with Priscilla Presley in 1983 and Kim Basinger in 1986.


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 (Gere used an Irish accent for his character, a former IRA terrorist).
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.
2005 55 Years Old His next film, the 2005 adapted novel Bee Season, 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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