Richard Gere

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Richard Tiffany Gere
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/31/1949, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Richard Gere Fast Facts:
  • Attended college on a gymnastics scholarship.
  • Studied philosophy and drama in college before dropping out to pursue acting.
  • Three of his early star-making roles, in Days of Heaven (1978), American Gigolo (1980) and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), were all roles originally turned down by John Travolta. 
  • Was the first man to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1992 with then-wife Cindy Crawford.
  • Named by People Magazine as Sexiest Man Alive in 1999.
  • A devout Buddhist, he co-founded the Tibet House, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
  • Awarded Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year in 2006. The title is given to performers who have made lasting contributions in the entertainment field.
  • Opened the Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, NY, with wife Carey Lowell and Russell Hernandez in 2007.
  • Contributed writings to the 2009 book "We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples."
  • Is an active philanthropist and social activist who supports multiple HIV/AIDS charities and humanitarian organizations.
  • Richard Gere Relationships:
  • Susan Gere - Sister
  • Cindy Crawford - Ex-wife
  • David Gere - Brother
  • Dolores Gere - Mother
  • Homer James Jigme Gere - Son
  • Laura Gere - Sister
  • Carey Lowell - Wife (separated)
  • Homer Gere - Father
  • Joanne Gere - Sister
  • Hannah Dunne - Stepdaughter
  • Richard Gere Awards:
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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