35 Facts About Richard Gere

1. In 1994 Richard Gere went to London to open Harrods' sale, donating his £50,000 appearance fee to Survival.

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2. In 1990 Richard Gere teamed up with Julia Roberts to star in the blockbuster Pretty Woman; his cool reserve was the perfect complement to Julia's bubbling enthusiasm.

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3. In 2018, Richard Gere married a third time, to 35-year-old Spanish publicist and activist Alejandra Silva.

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4. Richard Gere was married to model Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995.

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5. In 1990, Richard Gere enjoyed another wave of success with the romantic comedy Pretty Woman.

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6. Richard Gere had a career breakthrough in 1977 with the dramatic thriller Looking for Mr Goodbar, starring Diane Keaton.

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7. Richard Gere has used his fortune to help others and is a big philanthropist.

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8. Richard Gere has appeared in over 50 films, including Pretty Woman and an Officer and a Gentleman.

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9. Richard Gere was given the title of "Sexiest Man Alive", by People magazine in 1999.

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10. Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, making him a Virgo.

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11. Richard Gere was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995.

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12. Richard Gere has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

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13. In 2017, Richard Gere starred in the drama film Three Christs, based on the book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach.

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14. In 2002 Richard Gere starred as defense attorney Billy Flynn in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago and won a Golden Globe for his performance.

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15. In 1982 Richard Gere starred as the young navy officer candidate Zack Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman.

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16. In 1967, Richard Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, playing the trumpet.

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17. Richard Gere starring in a new BBC Two thriller would have seemed impossible 10 years ago but here we are with the very first trailer for MotherFatherSon.

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18. Richard Gere makes his return to television in the first trailer for new BBC drama MotherFatherSon.

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19. Richard Gere plays Max, a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world.

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20. Richard Gere called George W Bush a very "poor president".

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21. Richard Gere contributed some of his writing for the book, We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples, released in October 2009.

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22. Richard Gere actively supports Survival International, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights and lands of tribal peoples throughout the world.

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23. Richard Gere is a co-founder of the Tibet House, creator of the Gere Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Campaign for Tibet.

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24. Richard Gere regularly visits Dharamshala, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

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25. Richard Gere learned tap dance for Chicago and karate for An Officer and a Gentleman.

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26. Richard Gere is an accomplished musician, composing and performing the Pretty Woman piano theme and a guitar solo in Runaway Bride.

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27. Richard Gere made a notable departure from his traditional screen persona with Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.

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28. Richard Gere had earlier received an award from the 34th Cairo International Film Festival in December 2010.

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29. Richard Gere was notably singled out for portraying businessman Robert Miller in Arbitrage, earning his fourth Golden Globe Award nomination.

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30. Richard Gere has expressed belief that his politics regarding Tibet and China, the latter an important financial resource for major studios, have made him persona non grata within Hollywood.

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31. Richard Gere was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999.

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32. Richard Gere took a leading role in the action thriller The Jackal, playing former IRA militant Declan Mulqueen; Gere affected an Irish accent for the role.

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33. Richard Gere began appearing in Hollywood films in the mid-1970s.

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34. Richard Gere attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy, but he left after two years and did not graduate.

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35. In 1967, Richard Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, and played the trumpet.

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