- NAME: Richard Gere
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Film Actor, Theater Actor, Pianist, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: August 31, 1949 (Age: 63)
- EDUCATION: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, North Syracuse Central High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Full Name: Richard Tiffany Gere
- AKA: Richard Gere
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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Richard Gere is an American actor best known for his status as an American sex symbol and his leading film roles, including in Report to the Commissioner, American Gigolo, An Officer and A Gentleman, Pretty Woman and Chicago.
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He also supported charities to help those suffering from AIDS, especially in India.
These days Gere divides his time between his activism and his acting. He still seeks out interesting characters to play on the big screen. He starred in 2006's The Hoax as the infamous writer Clifford Irving. Irving conned the world into believing he wrote a biography of famed reclusive business mogul Howard Hughes in the 1970s. The following year,
In 2009, Gere co-starred with Hilary Swank in Amelia, a biopic about groundbreaking aviator Amelia Earhart. While that film proved to be a critical and commercial disappointment, he earned raves for one of his next efforts. Gere starred in 2012's Arbitrage with Susan Sarandon, playing a troubled hedge fund titan; his stunning performance in the film earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Gere was married to model Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995.
In 2002, Gere wed actress Carey Lowell; they have one child together, a son named Homer. Gere and Lowell live in Bedford, New York, where they also co-own the Bedford Post Inn with Russell Hernandez.
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