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The Hollywood star appears as a ruthless Wall Street trader in Arbitrage, but he doesn't play him as a villain – that would be too easy
You were gorgeous then, I tell Richard Gere. He looks crossly over his glasses. "Were?" he says. Were – and are. "Thank you," he says, mollified. Two minutes into the interview and we're already unexpectedly into homoerotic territory. He looks back at a 40-year-old photograph of himself on my phone.
In the photo, it's June 1973 and Richard Gere is Danny Zuko, hair-slicked hottie bad boy of Grease, the role he played for six months at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane. It's decades before Gere started working that distinguished grey mane that serves him so well nowadays. It's a lifetime ago before that urban myth involving a gerbil and an emergency room. Long before he became the highest paid lover in Beverly Hills (in American Gigolo »
- Stuart Jeffries
He could have had it all, yet he never quite lost it all either. The mysterious and rather annoying case of Richard Gere
I've been rolling my eyes at Richard Gere for 30 years, alternately alienated and charmed by his good looks and his shockingly evident narcissism and self-regard; his abidingly terrible taste in projects, and the fact that somehow, no matter how many movies like Intersection he makes (or like King David, or Mr Jones) sooner or later there will come an end to his lengthy career-drought and, like a flailing magician, he will somehow revive his good name and box office rep with a blockbuster comeback like Pretty Woman, or an intelligent movie like Internal Affairs. Or, Nicholas Jarecki's very watchable new thriller Arbitrage.
As Robert Miller, a 60-year-old investment-fund billionaire, Gere has it all: a full head of silver hair, a good name on Wall Street and »
- John Patterson
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