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Richard Tiffany Gere
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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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
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:
David Gere - Brother
Dolores Gere - Mother
Homer James Jigme Gere - Son
Laura Gere - Sister
Susan Gere - Sister
Carey Lowell - Wife (separated)
Homer Gere - Father
Joanne Gere - Sister
Cindy Crawford - Ex-wife
Hannah Dunne - Stepdaughter
Richard Gere Awards:
2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
Attended University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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