Richard Gere is a talented American actor who is popular in the Hollywood movie industry.
Richard Gere has been a prominent actor in American entertainment industry for over 40 years now, having made his movie debut in 1977. Very few people realize that Richard Gere is also a gifted musician and singer who became an accomplished trumpet player as a child. Later on, Richard Gere picked up gymnastics at school and went on to win a scholarship to college based on it.
Richard Gere has starred in numerous movies till date and is remembered for some of the most memorable characters he has played on the big screen. Richard Gere has won numerous awards for his impressive acting talent and has had several award nominations to his credit as well.
About Richard Gere
|Real Name||Richard Tiffany Gere|
|Date of Birth||31st August 1949|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)|
|Education||Graduated from North Syracuse Central High School (New York)|
|Height||5 ft 10"|
(178 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Father||Homer George Gere|
|Mother||Doris Anne Tiffany Gere|
|Brother||Dave Gere (Younger)|
|Net Worth||INR 715,00,00,000|
(USD 100 Million)
|Famous for||Report to the Commissioner, Strike Force (1975), Baby Blue Marine (1976), Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Bloodbrothers, Days of Heaven (1978), Yanks (1979), American Gigolo (1980), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Breathless (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), King David (1985), No Mercy (1986), Miles from Home (1988), Internal Affairs, Pretty Woman (1991), Final Analysis (1992), Mr. Jones, Sommersby (1993), Intersection (1994), First Knight (1995), Primal Fear (1996), The Jackal (1997), Runaway Bride (1999), Autumn in New York (2000), Unfaithful, Chicago (2002), Shall We Dance? (2004), Bee Season (2005), The Hoax (2006), The Hunting Party, I'm Not There, The Flock (2007), Amelia (2009), The Double (2011), Arbitrage (2012), Movie 43 (2013), Henry & Me (2014), The Benefactor (2015), The Dinner (2017), MotherFatherSon (2018)|
|First Movie||Report to the Commissioner (1975)|
|Hobbies||Playing the piano and writing songs|
Richard Gere is considered to be a highly talented and veteran actor from the Hollywood movie industry, who was one of the most popular actors in the industry during the 1980s and 1990s. Besides being a talented actor, singer and songwriter Richard Gere is also a vocal social activist and found The Richard Gere Foundation to help alleviate poverty and to highlight the cause of the Tibetan people.
Richard Gere’s age is around 70, as Richard Gere was born on the 31st of August, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Richard Gere’s height is around 5 ft 10 inches (178 cm) while Richard Gere’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Richard Gere loves to play the piano and write songs, as part of his hobbies.
Richard Gere’s father was Homer George Gere, an insurance salesman by profession, while Richard Gere’s mother is Doris Anne Tiffany Gere. Richard Gere is the second-eldest and first son to his parents and Richard Gere has 4 other siblings. Richard Gere’s elder sister is Joanne Gere, while Richard Gere’s younger sisters include Laura Gere and Susan Gere. Richard Gere’s younger brother is David Gere. Richard Gere’s ex-girlfriends include popular actress Penelope Cruz, celebrity singer Priscilla Presley and famous actress, Kim Basinger. Richard Gere has been married twice previously and Richard Gere’s ex-wives include international American supermodel Cindy Crawford, with whom he was married to from 1991 to 1995, actress and model Carey Lowell, whom he married in 2002 and divorced in 2013. Currently, Richard Gere’s wife is Spanish activist and publicist, Alejandra Silva, whom he married in April of 2018. Richard Gere and his ex-wife have a son together, actor Homer James Jigme Gere.
Thanks to his impressive acting talent and having been a part of Hollywood movie industry for over 40 years, Richard Gere’s net worth is estimated around INR 715 crores (USD 100 Million).
As for the recognition for his acting talent, Richard Gere is the recipient of several prestigious acting awards and has had numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
Richard Gere is the winner of the David de Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role in ‘Days of Heaven’ (1979), the National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award for ‘Red Corner’ (1997), the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his impressive performance in ‘Chicago’ (2003) and also winner of the Independent Spirit’s Robert Altman Award for ‘I’m Not There’ (2008).
Apart from having won these 5 prestigious awards, Richard Gere has had around 14 award nominations as well.
Interesting Facts About Richard Gere
- Richard Gere does not smoke or drinks alcohol.
- Richard Gere was a bright student and a talented athlete who was member of his high school’s council of students, the ski team, lacrosse team and also the gymnastics team as well.
- Richard Gere is an accomplished music composer and pianist who composed and also performed the famous piano solo in his super hit movie ‘Pretty Woman’ (1990).
- Richard Gere was set to be cast as the lead in the first ‘Die Hard’ movie franchise however he declined the role which eventually went on to cast Bruce Willis and made him a super star in Hollywood.
- Richard Gere actually trained for over 5 months to do tap-dancing, for his scene in the critically-acclaimed musical ‘Chicago’ (2002).
- Richard Gere is active in raising awareness about, and fundraising for, AIDS at a global level.
- Richard Gere became a skilled trumpet player and an accomplished gymnast at only 14 years of age.
- Richard Gere loves collecting guitars and has some of the world’s rarest and valuable guitars in his personal collection.