“The drive for happiness is vital; it’s what keeps us in motion.” – Richard Gere?
Richard Gere, an actor who has been successful to stand out in the name of favorites, was born on August 31, 1949. As a fan, you should know that he is a very famous American actor and an activist.
Gere was born to George and Doris who raised him in Philadelphia. His mother was a housewife, and his father was an insurance agent. He is the eldest son of his parents.
This man with an average weight of 75 Kg always wanted to be an athlete, but his career brought him to a different path. We’ll tell all about it!
Richard is amongst those successful ones who didn’t graduate in college! He completed high schooling from North Syracuse Central High School and attended the University of Massachusetts to study philosophy and gymnastics. But, he left the university without completing his course.
He is the most important one in the industry and has an alluring net worth of $100 Million. His dashing looks, the tall height of 6 ft., and charming personality have helped him to attract many women around.
Why not? Gere was announced “The Worlds Sexiest Man Alive” by Forbes magazine in the year 1999. He was considered the sex idol as well as a popular actor in Hollywood in his era.
Long lists of names arise when we talk about the women he has been linked up with. He turned his affair to marriage with his girlfriend, supermodel Cindy Crawford.
The relation could not last long, and the husband and wife had to choose divorce. His second marriage was with Carey Lowell in the year 2001 which ended in 2013. He has one child, a son named James Jigme Gere born with Carey.
He had a fling with Padma Lakshmi for six months, and that too ended in 2014. And now, this 67-year-old man is dating 33-year-old Alejandra Silva! Their relation is still going on strong.
It is Richard’s career that has made him a legend. He started his career as a supporting actor in “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” in 1977.
After this movie, he got a chance to play the lead role in the movie “Days of Heaven” in 1978. Richard became a huge success after his movie “American Gigolo” in the year 1980, which established him as a sex symbol in Hollywood.
The movies like “An Officer and a Gentleman”, “Pretty Woman”, “Primal Fear”, Runaway Bridge” “Arbitrage” that he made his identity with having helped him to be established as a leading actor in the industry.
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his movie “Chicago”. The movie was also able to bag Screen Actors Guild Awards for the Best Cast of the Year.
He is the first actor in Hollywood to play the role of a gay/homosexual victim in the movie “Bent”. He was able to bag some domestic awards for this movie. In this homosexual movie, he gave much shirtless as well as nude scenes, which made him more famous.
Apart from his career, he is also an activist, who has been working for WHO campaigns on AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. He has also been part of many other campaigns throughout the world. He has donated his earnings for the betterment of the society.
Gere is practicing Buddhism. He works with the Dalai Lama Foundation to spread the message of Buddhism all over the world. He was banned by the Chinese government for demanding Tibet to be a free state.
His affiliation with Dalai Lama and Buddhism has graced major news headlines in the world. He was found giving interviews about Tibet and Buddhism all over the world. He has also been on numerous TV shows to promote the HIVAIDS campaign, which shows his social responsibility.
He has gained enough attention from media but now avoids the attention. But we can’t ignore the fact that he is wealthy and successful and has numerous houses and restaurants all over the world. He has currently put up his house in the Hamptons for sale. The house is estimated to be worth about $57 million dollars.
Find and connect with him in his social media profiles on Twitter and Facebook. You can also find him on Instagram. If you are a fan of Richard, you must not miss his upcoming movies Oppenheimer Strategies and The Dinner that are being filmed.