Richard Gere GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

8/31/2014 12:01 AM PDT

Richard Gere: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Richard Gere has the looks of an officer and a gentleman. 

Here's a 39-year-old version of the "Pretty Woman" actor leaving a show in New York City back in 1988 (left) and 26 years later -- the soon to be 65-year-old father of one and practicing Buddhist accepting an award earlier this summer (right).

The question is...