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Richard Gere

Actor & Activist
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Net worth 2018: $100 Million
Residence: Philadelphia
Country: United States
BirthDay: 31 August 1949
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.8 m
Education: North Syracuse Central High School, University of Massachusetts

Richard Gere was bornon 31 August 1949 in Philadelphia, American, is Actor & Activist. Actor Richard Gere is one of the most popular Hollywood actors. Besides being an actor, he is also an activist. He entered the film industry with ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ and a starring role in ‘Days of Heaven’. Films like ‘American Gigolo’ and ‘Pretty Woman’, cemented his place as a leading star and he soon became a sex symbol. He has since starred in several blockbuster films. He has been honored with a number of awards and was named ‘The Sexiest Man Alive’ by an extensively distributed online journal. Apart from being one of the best-looking Hollywood actors, he reportedly is also one of the most expensive actors, charging around 5-10 million USD for each film. He also adds to his fat bank balance by appearing in commercials and endorsing a number of products. Acting apart, he is actively involved with a number of philanthropic organizations, which work for a number of causes including those affected by HIV/AIDS. He also takes up the cause of native tribes around the world. He is an ardent devotee of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and vigorously campaigns for the cause of Tibetan independence.


$100 Million


Apart from ‘Movie 43’, he has also appeared in ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ (a 2014 American science documentary television series), Henry & Me (), Time Out of Mind (a 2014 American drama film) and 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (a 2015 British comedy-drama film)


His recent works include ‘Movie 43’, which is a sketch-comedy anthology and features 16 intertwined storylines, released in 2013


He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor’ for the 2012 film, ‘Arbitrage’, where he played the role of Robert Miller


In 2010, he expressed his sentiments and deep remorse regarding the invasion of Iraq and mentioned that the pandemonium created was due to the poor, distasteful decisions of a very ‘poor president’


From 2008 to 2011, he starred in a number of movies including, ‘Nights in Rodanthe’, ‘Amelia’, ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’, ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ and ‘The Double’


In 2007, he was cast in ‘The Hunting Party’ and also played a part in the semi-biopic, ‘I’m Not There’ based on Bob Dylan’s life along with other superstars such as Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger and Christian Bale


In 2004, he once again stunned audiences with his versatility in the dance-drama, ‘Shall We Dance’ opposite Jennifer Lopez


In 2002, he starred in ‘Chicago’ a musical film that also starred Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger


He re-gained his status as a leading actorFollowing his role in these flicks, he went on to star in a number of other successful films including ‘Sommersby’, ‘Primal Fear’, ‘Runaway Bride’ and ‘The Jackal’, all of which released from 1993 to 1999


He married Cindy Crawford in 1991 but divorced her four years later


‘Pretty Woman’, released in 1990, is a romantic-comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts


From 1983 to 1988, he starred in a number of movies mostly unsuccessful ones including, ‘The Honorary Consul’, ‘Breathless’, ‘The Cotton Club’, ‘King David’, ‘No Mercy’, ‘Power’ and ‘Miles From Home’


He depicted his versatility with his role in the romantic-drama, ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, which broke all records at the box-office, in 1982


By 1979, he had already established himself as a bankable actor and was the first actor to play the role of a homosexual Holocaust victim in the Broadway Production, ‘Bent’


In 1978, Gere was cast in ‘Days of Heaven’, which was very well received at the box-office


Goodbar’ in 1977, which was lauded by the audience and critics


In 1975, he made his motion picture debut as ‘Billy’ in the film, ‘Report to the Commissioner’


In 1971, he worked for the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse, where he was cast in ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’


Richard Tiffany Gere was born on August 31, 1949 to Doris Ann and Homer George Gere in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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