Richard Gere Biography
Born “Richard Tiffany Gere”, Richard Gere is an actor and producer from America. In the 1970s, his first play was as a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar. In addition, he starred in Days of Heaven.
The role in the film American Gigolo established him as a leading man and a sex symbol which brought him to prominence.
Richard Gere Age|Birthday
Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the U.S. on 31st August 1949. Therefore, he is 72 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 31st August every year.
Richard Gere Height|Weight
Gere’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (approximately 1.76 meters). Moreover, his weight is 80 kilograms.
Richard Gere Family
Gere’s parents are Homer George (father) and Doris Ann (mother). His father taught him how to care for and love people who might go ignored by others. His siblings are; Joanne, David, Januszewski, Laura, Henry, and Susan.
Richard Gere Wife
Gere has been married three times in his life. Firstly, he got married to Cindy Crawford in 1991 and divorced in the year 1995. However, he later got married to Carey Lowell from the year 2002 and divorced in the year 2016. In the year 2018, he married Alejandra Silva.
Richard Gere Children
Gere has a son by the name Homer James Jigme who was born on 6th February 2000. Currently, in the year 2021, he is 21 years old. Moreover, Homer came into the limelight at a young age due to his parents’ prominence in the entertainment industry. At the time of his birth, his mother was known as a beautiful actress and model and his father was already famous.
Additionally, in 2019, he welcomed a second child with his new wife, Alejandra Silva, a boy named Alexander.
Richard Gere Education|Career
Gere enrolled at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship in 1967 bet left after two years to work as a musician. Moreover, he began acting in summer programs throughout New England as well as performed in numerous bands. In the rock musical ‘Grease on Broadway’ in 1972, he was cast as an understudy. This was after performing with the Provincetown Players on Cape Cod with the Seatle Repertory Theatre.
In addition, in 1973, he had a lead role in a London play. In his first film, Report to the Commissioner, in 1975, he had a small role. However, he performed alongside Diane Keaton in Looking for Mr. Goodbar in 1977, (a dark character study of a troubled young woman) made him gain recognition.
Moreover, in 1978, in Terrence Malick’s film, ‘Days of Heaven’, he became known as a Sex Symbol. it was about a relationship between a farmer in Texas and a young couple. In addition, he played an escort for older women in 1980 in the film American Gigolo.
In ‘An Officer and a Gentleman, he starred as the young navy officer candidate Zack Mayo. The film established him as a major star and was a Box Office success. Later, in 1990, in the film ‘Pretty Woman’, he portrayed a wealthy businessman who employs and later falls in love with a prostitute (played by Julia Roberts).
Moreover, in 1996, in a courtroom drama ‘Primal Fear’, he starred as an attorney who defends an altar boy (played by Edward Norton). He had been accused of murdering a prominent priest. In the comedy Runaway Bride, he reteamed with Roberts in the year 1999.
Moreover, he won Golden Globe for his performance in 2002 as a defense attorney Billy Flynn in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago. Furthermore, he portrayed Clifford Irving, (a writer who pens a false biography of Howard Hughes), in ‘The Hoax’ in 2006, which was based on a true story. In one of six pseudo-biographical embodiments of Bob Dylan, he appeared as Billy the Kid in 2007, in the critically lauded ‘I’m Not There.
In addition, he reteamed with Diane Lane in a romantic drama based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, ‘Nights in Rodanthe’. His latest films include the crime drama ‘Brooklyn’s Finest in 2009 and ‘Amelia’, (a biopic about the American aviator Amelia Earhart played by Hillary Swank).
Furthermore, in the thriller ‘Arbitrage in 2012, he starred as a scandal-plagued venture capitalist. In 2015, he played a wealthy drug addict. Here, he wheedles and bribes his way into the lives of a young couple in the unsettling drama, The Benefactor.
His portrayal in the character Norman, in ‘The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer’ in 2016 gave him fame. Moreover, he also has credits in the eight-episode BBC series MotherFatherSon in 2019.
Richard Gere Net Worth
Gere’s net worth is $120 million.