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Richard Gere

Humanitarian and actor Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, the second of five children of Doris Ann (Tiffany), a homemaker, and Homer George Gere, an insurance salesman, both Mayflower descendants. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Chicago Billy Flynn
Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman Edward Lewis
Shall We Dance
Shall We Dance John Clark
The Jackal
The Jackal Declan Mulqueen


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 2017 Three Christs
Dr. Stone
 2017/I The Dinner
Stan Lohman
 2016 Norman
Norman Oppenheimer
 2015 The Benefactor
 2014 Time Out of Mind
 2014 Henry & Me
Henry (voice)
 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Clair Patterson
- The Clean Room (2014) ... Clair Patterson (voice)
 2013 Movie 43
Boss (segment "iBabe")
 2012 Arbitrage
Robert Miller
 2011/I The Double
Paul Shepherdson
 2009 Amelia
George Putnam
 2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Parker Wilson
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
 2007 I'm Not There.
 2007 The Hunting Party
Simon Hunt
 2007 The Flock
Errol Babbage
 2006 The Hoax
Clifford Irving
 2005 Bee Season
 2004 Shall We Dance
John Clark
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Lloyd Staley / Patrick Henry
- Safe for Democracy (2003) ... Lloyd Staley
- Independence (2003) ... Patrick Henry
 2002 Chicago
Billy Flynn
 2002 Unfaithful
Edward Sumner
 2002 The Mothman Prophecies
John Klein
 2000 Dr. T & the Women
Dr. T
 2000 Autumn in New York
Will Keane
 1999 Runaway Bride
Ike Graham
 1997 The Jackal
Declan Mulqueen
 1997 Red Corner
Jack Moore
 1996 Primal Fear
Martin Vail
 1995 First Knight
 1994 Intersection
Vincent Eastman
 1993 Mr. Jones
Mr. Jones
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
The Choreographer
 1993 Sommersby
 1992 Final Analysis
Isaac Barr
 1991 Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî
Clark (as Richâdo Gia)
 1990 Pretty Woman
Edward Lewis
 1990 Internal Affairs
Dennis Peck
 1988 Miles from Home
Frank Roberts
 1986 No Mercy
Eddie Jillette
 1986 Power
Pete St. John
 1985 King David
 1984 The Cotton Club
Dixie Dwyer
 1983 Beyond the Limit
Dr. Eduardo Plarr
 1983 Breathless
Jesse Lujack
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
Zack Mayo
 1980 American Gigolo
 1979 Yanks
Matt Dyson
 1978 Bloodbrothers
Stony De Coco
 1978 Days of Heaven
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Geno Papas
- Birthday Party (1976) ... Geno Papas
 1976 Baby Blue Marine
 1975 Strike Force (TV Movie)
Trooper Walter Spenser
 1973 Chelsea D.H.O. (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Starred as Danny Zuko in the original London stage production of "Grease". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 11 Interviews | 18 Articles | 20 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richâdo Gia


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on Brooklyn's Finest (2009)] I read the script and I thought, this is really unusual. These three interlinking short stories that don't really interact. But somehow, like music, contrapuntally inform each other, in kind of a mysterious way. See more »


Turned down the role of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987). Has since said that is the role he regrets passing on the most. See more »

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