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Richard Gere

Richard Tiffany Gere ( /ˈɡɪər/ GEER; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in several hit films including An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, and Chicago, for which he won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gere is a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims Francis Eaton, John Billington, George Soule, Richard Warren, Degory Priest, William Brewster, and Francis Cooke. His paternal great-grandfather had changed the spelling of the surname from "Geer". His mother, Doris Ann (née Tiffany, born 1924), was a homemaker. His father, Homer George Gere (born 1922), was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and had originally intended to become a minister. Gere is their eldest son and second child. In 1967, he graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at

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Richard Gere -- Hello Dalai

Richard Gere -- Hello Dalai

Richard Gere prayed with fellow Buddhists and greeted his BFF Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in India on Friday.No word if he was forgiven for "Nights in Rodanthe."Namaste. More Richard… READ MORE >

Richard Gere: Poop in Peace, For a Price

Richard Gere: Poop in Peace, For a Price

If you have ever wanted more bathrooms than you know what to do with -- then Richard Gere has got what you need.Gere recently put his seven bedroom, 10.5 bath, Long Island farm house up for sale… READ MORE >

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Gere to Indian 'Moral Police' -- Kiss My White A**

Gere to Indian 'Moral Police'
Kiss My White A**

Richard Gere isn't bothered that a warrant's out for his arrest in India, and he's accusing a "very small right-wing, very conservative" faction in the country for coming after him for his public… READ MORE >

- 2644 days ago
Down with Gere!

Down with Gere!

Hindu nationalists are burning Richard Gere in effigy -- no, not because of "Shall We Dance," but because of his over-affectionate behavior toward a popular Bollywood… READ MORE >

- 2655 days ago
Hollywood Urban Legends

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Urban Legends

Urban legends are stories with obscure origins, usually with little or no supporting evidence. Crazy circumstances associated with some of our favorite A-listers -- just happen to be true, while… READ MORE >

- 2775 days ago
How That Gerbil Story Really Started

How That Gerbil Story Really Started

Sylvester Stallone thinks that Richard Gere's still mad at him for starting that whole gerbil-in-the, well, you know, story.Stallone tells AintItCoolNews.com (via Rush & Molloy) that Gere… READ MORE >

- 2779 days ago

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