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Richard Gere

Richard Gere was born in 1949 and he is American Actor known for the roles he played in Primal Fear and Pretty Woman. He was born in Pennsylvania, the area called Philadelphia, his mother is called Doria Anna Gere and his father is Homer George Gere. The mother was just a housewife while the father was working in the insurance industry.  He graduated from the North Syracuse Central High School in the year 1967 and while at school, he was performing in the gymnastic while at the same time playing a trumpet.  He continued his studies with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and he won the gymnastics scholarship. He did not graduate and he left the university after 2 years of studying.

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Richard Gere started to act professional in the year 1971 and he was performing the production called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. It was taking place on Cape Cod at Provincetown. The major role took place with an original stage production of Grease that took place in London.

Richard Gere started to work in the Hollywood in the middle of 1970s, he co-starred in the Looking For Mr Goodbar together with Tuesday Weld and Diane Keaton. After this, it was followed by the role in the Days of Heaven of 1978.

Richard Gere returned on the stage and he appeared in the Broadway production called Bent in the year 1980, in this year, his career to got an upturn when American Gigolo was released. Gere had the lead role and the movie was starring Hector Elizondo and Lauren Hutton. After many years, it is still a cult classic. The Gentleman and officer continued in 1982 and it featured Debra Winger as a female Lead. The film made up 130 million in the first year of its releases.  For many years in 1980s, he did not appear in any successful movie and the only remarkable role he has was in Internal Affairs that helped him to get his career on the right track. Within the same year, Richard Gere starred in the Pretty Woman together with julia Roberts and the film became a success worldwide, it reached over 464million dollars from the box office.

Richard Gere was married to Cindy Crawford from 1991 until 1995 but they divorced before he get married to Actress Carey Lowell in the year 2002 and they have a son called Homer James Jigme Gere. Even if he was raised in the Methodist religious, he is now a practicing Buddhist.

Richard Gere performed in many movies afterwards some becoming a success while others were flop. His net worth is over 100million dollars, his height is 5 feet with 11 inches, his age now is over 66 years old.

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Last Modified : Mar 22 2016