Gere, Richard

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Name
Gere, Richard Gender: M
Richard Tiffany Gere
born on 31 August 1949 at 16:36 (= 4:36 PM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°05' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°24 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 11°45'



Richard Gere
photo: spaceodissey from Parma, Italy, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American stage and screen actor, known for his gentle good looks and his devotion to Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama since the early ‘70s. He came to prominence with his role in the film American Gigolo (1980), which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. At age 50, with wavy silver hair and granny glasses perched on the end of his nose, he was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999.

Because he supports the Tibetan Independence Movement, he is permanently banned from entering China. Gere has expressed a belief that his politics regarding China, an important financial resource for major Hollywood studios, have made him unwelcome within Hollywood. He embraced his apparent exile from Hollywood and instead appeared in independent films that garnered some of the best reviews of his career. Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited Gere as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

He has starred in many films, including An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), The Cotton Club (1984), Pretty Woman (1990), Sommersby (1993), Primal Fear (1996), Runaway Bride (1999), I'm Not There (2007), Arbitrage (2012) and Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). For portraying Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago (2002), he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast.

Gere is an accomplished musician, composing and performing the Pretty Woman piano theme and a guitar solo in Runaway Bride. He learned tap dance for his role as lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago, and karate for An Officer and a Gentleman.

The second of five kids, Richard Gere was raised on a farm, the son of an insurance salesman and housewife. He was socially and academically active in school, where he started acting. He moved to New York City in the ‘70s with a girlfriend and began to get small theater parts. In 1975, he made his screen debut.

He was one of the first notable Hollywood actors to play a homosexual character, starring as a gay Holocaust victim in the 1979 Broadway production of Bent, for which he earned a Theatre World Award.

In 1988, he met supermodel Cindy Crawford, 22 years younger than he. They dated for three years before marrying on 12 December 1991 in Las Vegas. They separated in December 1994.

He began dating fellow Buddhist Carey Lowell and in February 2000, she gave birth to their son, Homer James Jigme. Lowell had an 11-year-old son from a former marriage. They married on 9 November 2002 in the Hamptons, New York. In September 2013, the two separated after 11 years of marriage. They spent three years in highly contested divorce proceedings in New York County Supreme Court. The case was settled in October 2016.

In early April 2018, Gere married Spanish activist Alejandra Silva. Their son Alexander was born in February 2019. In April 2020, the birth of their second son was reported.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Ritts, Herb (born 13 August 1952)
  • lover relationship with Basinger, Kim (born 8 December 1953). Notes: Romantically linked
  • lover relationship with Di Lazzaro, Dalila (born 29 January 1953). Notes: Romantically linked
  • lover relationship with Streisand, Barbra (born 24 April 1942). Notes: Romantically linked
  • lover relationship with Weld, Tuesday (born 27 August 1943). Notes: Romantically linked
  • spouse relationship with Crawford, Cindy (born 20 February 1966). Notes: Married 1991-1995
  • role played of/by Dylan, Bob (born 24 May 1941). Notes: Played Dylan as Billy The Kid in 2007 film "I'm Not There"
  • role played of/by Irving, Clifford (born 5 November 1930). Notes: 2006 film "The Hoax"
  • role played of/by Patterson, Clair Cameron (born 2 June 1922). Notes: Voiced in 2014 documentary TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"

Events

  • Family : Change in family responsibilities February 2000 (Birth of son Homer)
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  • Work : Prize 19 January 2003 (Golden Globe for Chicago)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship September 2013 (Separated from Carey Lowell)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates October 2016 (Carey Lowell)
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Source Notes

Maggie Meister quotes the date on his driver's license; source for time of birth unknown.

Other sources on the web give 2:00 AM (Cancer ascendant).

P. de Jabrun rectified to 14.30 Asc 13Sag10'. Starkman rectified to 21.49.10 EDT Asc 5Tau58'.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three sons)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist ("Gere Foundation India Trust")
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Buddhist)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano, guitar)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Golden Globe, SAG)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field