Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (/ˈɡɪər/ GEER; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor an activist. He begoud in films in the 1970s, playin a supportin role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) an a starnin role in Days of Heaven (1978). He cam tae prominence wi his role in the film American Gigolo (1980), that established him as a leadin man an a sex seembol.[2] He went on tae starn in mony weel-received films, includin 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) an Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). For portrayin Billy Flynn in the Academy Awaird-winnin musical Chicago (2002), he wan a Gowden Globe Awaird an a Screen Actors Guild Awaird as pairt o the cast.

Richard Gere
Richard Gere MFF 2015.jpg
Gere at the Montclair Film Festival, Mey 2015
BornRichard Tiffany Gere
(1949-08-31) 31 August 1949 (age 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie, U.S.
EddicationNorth Syracuse Central Heich Schuil
Alma materVarsity o Massachusetts Amherst
  • Actor
  • Activist
Years active1973–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Cindy Crawford (m. 1991; div. 1995)
Carey Lowell
(m. 2002; separatit 2013)


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Report to the Commissioner Billy
1976 Baby Blue Marine Raider
1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar Tony Lo Porto
1978 Bloodbrothers Thomas Stony De Coco
1978 Days of Heaven Bill
1979 Yanks Matt Dyson
1980 American Gigolo Julian Kaye
1982 An Officer and a Gentleman Zack Mayo
1983 The Honorary Consul Dr. Eduardo Plarr
1983 Breathless Jesse Lujack
1984 The Cotton Club Dixie Dwyer
1985 King David David
1986 No Mercy Eddie Jillette
1986 Power Pete St. John
1988 Miles from Home Frank Roberts, Jr.
1990 Internal Affairs Dennis Peck
1990 Pretty Woman Edward Lewis
1991 Rhapsody in August Clark
1992 Final Analysis Dr. Isaac Barr
1993 Mr. Jones Mr. Jones
1993 Sommersby John Robert 'Jack' Sommersby
1993 And the Band Played On The Choreographer
1994 Intersection Vincent Eastman
1995 First Knight Lancelot
1996 Primal Fear Martin Vail
1997 The Jackal Declan Joseph Mulqueen
1997 Red Corner Jack Moore
1999 Runaway Bride Ike Graham
2000 Dr. T & the Women Dr. T
2000 Autumn in New York Will Keane
2002 The Mothman Prophecies John Klein
2002 Unfaithful Edward Sumner
2002 Chicago Billy Flynn
2004 Shall We Dance? John Clark
2005 Bee Season Saul Naumann
2007 The Hoax Clifford Irving
2007 The Hunting Party Simon
2007 I'm Not There Bob Dylan as Billy The Kid
2007 The Flock Agent Erroll Babbage
2008 Nights in Rodanthe Dr. Paul Flanner
2009 Amelia George Putnam
2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale Parker Wilson
2010 Brooklyn's Finest Eddie Dugan
2011 The Double Paul Shepherdson
2012 Arbitrage Robert Miller
2013 Movie 43 Boss Segment "iBabe"
2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Clair Cameron Patterson (vyce)[3] Episode "The Clean Room"
2014 Henry & Me Henry (vyce)
2014 Time Out of Mind George
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Guy Chambers
2015 Franny Franny
2015 Oppenheimer Strategies Filmin


  1. Roberts, Gary Boyd. "#74 Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: The New England Ancestry of Actor Richard [Tiffany] Gere". New England Historic Genealogical Society. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  2. Lazic, Elena (November 14, 2016). "How American Gigolo flipped Hollywood sexism on its head". Little White Lies. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  3. Lauren Davis. "This Week's TV: A Disturbingly Sexy French Comic Book Comes To TV!". io9.