Richard Gere
American actor
Richard Gere
'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.
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Gere faults Trump for blurring meaning of 'refugee' and 'terrorist'
Reuters.com - 12 days
BERLIN (Reuters) - Actor and activist Richard Gere said on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump has managed to merge the meaning of the words "refugee" and "terrorist" in the minds of many Americans.
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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 2 months
It’s finally Star Wars week, which means you’re probably going to see  Rogue One this weekend. The first reviews are already in for the movie, and we’re looking at another Disney hit here. But with Rogue One now in theaters it means it’s time to start waiting for other hot movies to hit cinemas. Here’s this week’s trailers collection! Alone in Berlin Dunkirk may be one of the hottest World War 2 movies to watch next year, but you should also keep an eye out for Alone in Berlin . It’s the real story of a German couple, played by Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson, who started opposing the Nazis in Berlin in the 1940s in a very unusual and clever way soon after they learned their boy died on the front. Alone in Berlin launches on January 13th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQaGazGtaZw Arsenal Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, and Adrian Grenier play in this mobster movie. Arsenal is about a mob guy who’s looking to save his kidnapped brother and hits theaters on January 6th. https://www.youtub ...
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6 Ways To Get Off A Commitment-Phobe's Merry-Go-Round
Huffington Post - 3 months
If you've dated a commitment-phobic man you might be very familiar with his Pursue/Panic Syndrome: He wants you. You give in. Then he doesn't want you. It hurts. You find the strength to walk away. He wants you. You give in. Then he doesn't want you. Rinse and repeat If you're anything like I was, you may've had the confounding experience of finally getting the strength to stay away from your commitment-phobic guy for good ... ... only to have him come back on hands and knees, swearing that he really really loves you and he's really really changed this time! If you believe him, the Pursue/Panic cycle can start all over again. Why does he do this? In their seminal book, Men Who Can't Love, Julia Sokol and Steven Carter write this: "Often all the commitment-phobic needs to alleviate his anxiety is distance. The relationship is over, so he is no longer frightened. Thus, the feelings he has for you are free to surface in this non-threatening ...
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Woodstock Film Festival Wraps 17th Edition With Industry Awards Bash
Huffington Post - 4 months
Kingston NY...The Woodstock Film Festival's Oct. 15 Maverick Awards Ceremony celebrated 17 years of film presentations, panels, concerts and events with a Hollywood-style party attended by industry movers and shakers including Academy Award® winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu who presented the Festival's Trailblazer award to David Linde, executive producer of Iñárritu's Oscar-winning film, Biutiful, and CEO of Participant Media. Photo Credit: Ben Caswell Alejandro González Iñárritu, Meira Blaustein and David Linde Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Oren Moverman received this year's Fiercely Independent Award from presenter Ben Foster, who starred in Moverman's 2009 film The Messenger. The prolific writer, director and producer went on to direct Rampart, Time out of Mind and the upcoming film starring Richard Gere, The Dinner. Documentary filmmaker and Woodstock local Leon Gast received the Lifetime Achievement Award from filmmaker/director Barbara Kopple. Gast' ...
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On the Culture Front: An Italian Culinary Staycation
Huffington Post - 5 months
Sometimes the idea of travel is exhausting. I thought about this as I was embarking on a staycation this summer. Relais & Chateaux has become shorthand for quality when traveling abroad, but I was surprised to learn that they have a few members in the city including one of my favorite restaurants, Del Posto. I first became acquainted with Mark Ladner's ethereal Italian spin on fine dining years ago when they offered an epic lunch of three courses plus amuse and petit fours for under $30. While the price has nearly doubled since, it's still one of the best lunches in town and one that requires a mandatory post-meal nap. Ladner has simplified the bread course down from a large assorted basket of starch to a single baguette served with a sphere of spreadable dairy that is his take on aerated mozzarella. In short, it is the best butter you will ever spread on a warm baguette. Curious how it wound up as a sphere, I was able to make my own (squeezed from a large tube whipped cream style a ...
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Richard Gere helps effort to aid homeless in his NY hometown
Yahoo News - 5 months
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Richard Gere has given a boost to the Salvation Army in his upstate New York hometown.
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Richard Gere shines on red carpet for 'Norman' premiere
Reuters.com - 5 months
Richard Gere brings his new film "Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer" to the Toronto International Film Festival. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
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Richard Gere: Actor, humanitarian
CBS News - 8 months
Star of "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Chicago," Gere is just as widely-known as an advocate for social justice and disaffected communities
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Richard Gere speaks out for the homeless as he presents his latest film 'Time Out of Mind' in Rome
Reuters.com - 9 months
(Reuters) - Actor Richard Gere spoke out about the plight of the homeless at a news conference in Rome before a screening of his new film, "Time out of Mind," in which the actor disguises himself as a homeless man and is almost unrecognizable.
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Pope gives awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek
Reuters.com - 9 months
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday awarded medals to American actors Richard Gere and George Clooney and actress Salma Hayek at an event held at the Vatican to promote the work of a foundation inspired by the pontiff, Scholas Occurrentes.
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Papal awards given to Clooney, Hayek and Gere
Reuters.com - 9 months
The Vatican's 'Scholas Occurrentes' award goes to Richard Gere, George Clooney and actress Salma Hayek for their commitment to promoting social change and peace. Gavino Garay reports.
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The Carnegie Hall You Thought You Knew
Huffington Post - 9 months
What makes New York City one of the most exciting and cherished places in the world is its rich history of contributing to arts and culture. It's a magical city that draws people from near and far. From Broadway plays to live jazz at Dizzy's or emerging artists performing in the village on any given night, New York City locals and visitors can experience a cultural energy that's far beyond the most obvious narrative. New York City's acknowledged position as the mecca for arts and entertainment in America means that aspiring artists and performers flock here in untold numbers, willing to sacrifice everything for the opportunity to present their work at the highest levels in their fields. However, there is often the mistaken impression that accessibility and engagement is restricted to the glittering elite who created and endowed the city's great institutions. Yet this could not be further from the truth, particularly in regard to the iconic Carnegie Hall. There is actually a welc ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Gere
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 62
    On February 16, 2012, George Eastman House International Museum for Photography and Film honored Gere with the George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of film.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, Gere stated that the decision to go to war in Iraq wasn't supported by the American people and that the administration at the time "bullied" Americans into the decision. He blamed the situation on a very "poor president". "I'm very sorry about what the U.S. has done in Iraq. This war has been a tragedy for everyone. I hope that the people of Iraq can rebuild their country," Gere said in a press conference held on the sidelines of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival.
    On May 17, 2012, Albanian President, Bamir Topi awarded the "Medal of Gratitude" to Richard Gere with the citation: "With gratitude and honor outstanding personality of the world art, great humanist and activist for the protection of human rights, which unmasked and the American public made known, and further, inhuman crimes, ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, in 1999, the Serbian military machine against the Albanian civilian population living in its land".
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    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".
    More Details Hide Details He received an award from the 34th Cairo International Film Festival in December 2010.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 58
    In June 2008, Gere appeared in a Fiat commercial for the European market, driving a new Lancia Delta from Hollywood to Tibet.
    More Details Hide Details The commercial concluded with a tagline of "the power to be different". The commercial was reported in Chinese newspapers, and Fiat apologized to China.
    In 2008, Gere co-starred with Diane Lane in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe.
    More Details Hide Details The film was widely panned by critics (making #74 on The Times Worst Films of 2008 list), but grossed over $84 million worldwide.
  • 2007
    Age 57
    In September 2007, Gere called for the boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to put pressure on China to make Tibet independent.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in a Free Tibet-themed Lancia commercial featuring the Lancia Delta. On June 27, 2011, Gere meditated in Borobudur Temple, in Indonesia. Gere actively supports Survival International, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights and lands of tribal peoples throughout the world. He contributed some of his writing for the book, We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples, released in October 2009. Gere discussed the persecution and loss of land of the Jummas as an example of a tragic story that repeats itself in different continents of the world, calling attention to the crime against their peaceful culture and how it reflects on humankind's own relationship with nature and capacity to survive. The royalties from the sale of the book go to the indigenous rights organization, Survival International. Gere campaigns for ecological causes and AIDS awareness. He currently serves on the board of directors for Healing the Divide, an organization that supports global initiatives to promote peace, justice and understanding. He helped to establish the AIDS Care Home, a residential facility in India for women and children with AIDS, and also supports campaigns for AIDS awareness and education in that country. In 1999, he created the Gere Foundation India Trust to support a variety of humanitarian programs in India.
    On April 15, 2007, Gere appeared at an AIDS awareness rally in Jaipur, India.
    More Details Hide Details During a live news conference to promote condom use among truck drivers, he embraced Bollywood superstar Shilpa Shetty, dipped her, and kissed her several times on the cheek. As a result of that gesture, a local court ordered the arrest of Gere and Shetty, finding them in violation of public obscenity laws. Gere has said the controversy was "manufactured by a small hard-line political party." About a month later, a two-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, K. G. Balakrishnan, described the case as "frivolous" and believed that such complaints (against celebrities) were filed for "cheap publicity" and have brought a bad name to the country. They ruled that Gere would remain free to enter the country.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 55
    His next film, the 2005 adapted novel Bee Season, was a commercial failure.
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  • 2004
    Age 54
    Gere's 2004 ballroom dancing drama Shall We Dance? was also a solid performer that grossed $170 million worldwide.
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  • 2002
    Age 52
    In November 2002, he married model and actress Carey Lowell. They have a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born in February 2000 and is named after Gere's and Lowell's fathers, as well as the Tibetan name Jigme. In September 2013, the two separated after 11 years of marriage.
    More Details Hide Details The couple are currently involved in highly contested divorce proceedings in Manhattan Supreme Court. Gere was raised attending a Methodist church. His interest in Buddhism began when he was in his twenties. He first studied Zen Buddhism under Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. After having studied Zen for five or six years, in 1978 he traveled with the Brazilian painter Sylvia Martins to Nepal, where he met many Tibetan monks and lamas. He then met the 14th Dalai Lama in India and became a practicing Tibetan Buddhist of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism and an active supporter of the political figure of free Tibet movement Dalai Lama. Gere regularly visits Dharamsala, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Gere is also an advocate for human rights in Tibet. He is a co-founder of the Tibet House, creator of The Gere Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Campaign for Tibet. Because he supports the Tibetan Independence Movement, he is permanently banned from entering the People's Republic of China. In 1993, Gere was banned as an Academy Award presenter after he denounced the Chinese government in his capacity as presenter.
    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".
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  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 49
    Gere was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999.
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  • 1997
    Age 47
    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).
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  • 1995
    Age 45
    In 1995 he was the President of the Jury at the 19th Moscow International Film Festival.
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  • 1991
    Age 41
    Gere was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 33
    He had affairs with Priscilla Presley in 1983 and Kim Basinger in 1986.
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  • 1982
    Age 32
    Gere experienced several box office failures after 1982, but his career rebounded with the releases of Internal Affairs and Pretty Woman in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in several successful films throughout the 1990s, including Sommersby (1993), Primal Fear (1996) and Runaway Bride (1999) (which reunited him with his Pretty Woman co-star Julia Roberts).
  • 1980
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Gere won a Theatre World Award for his performance.
  • 1978
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1973
    Age 23
    His first major acting role was in the original London stage version of Grease in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details He began appearing in Hollywood films in the mid-1970s. Originally cast in a starring role in The Lords of Flatbush (1974), he was replaced after fighting with another star of the film, Sylvester Stallone.
  • 1971
    Age 21
    Gere had a relationship with actress Penelope Milford from 1971 to 1978.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 17
    In 1967, Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, playing the trumpet.
    More Details Hide Details He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy, but did not graduate, leaving after two years.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on August 31, 1949.
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