Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: GEER; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor and producer. He began in films in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role in Days of Heaven (1978). He came to prominence with his role in the film American Gigolo (1980), which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in many well-received 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 Academy Award-winning musical Chicago (2002), he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast.
|Full name at birth||
Richard Tiffany Gere
|Claim to fame||
Julian Kaye In American Gigolo (1980), Zack Mayo In An Officer And A Gentleman (1982), Edward Lewis In Pretty Woman (1990).
|Date of birth||
31 August 1949
|Place of birth||
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
5' 10" (178 cm)
North Syracuse Central High School, Cicero, New York, United States (1967)
University Of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst,Massachusetts, United States (Did Not Graduate)
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