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Richard Tiffany Gere 1 ( /r gEER ; born August 31, 1949). American actor and humanitarian activist.
He began in films in the 1970s, playing a supporting role. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role. Days of Heaven (1978).
He came to prominence with his role in the film. American Gigolo (1980 which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in many well-received films, including.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982 The Cotton Club (1984 Pretty Woman (1990 Primal Fear (1996 Runaway Bride (1999 I'm Not There (2007 Arbitrage (2012) and, norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). For portraying, billy Flynn in the, academy Award -winning musical.
Chicago (2002 he won a, golden Globe Award and a, screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast. Early life and education edit, gere was born in, philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
His mother, Doris Ann ( ne Tiffany, 19242016 1 was a housewife. His father, Homer George Gere (born 1922 1 was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and had originally intended to become a minister. 2 Gere is their eldest son and second child.
1 His paternal great-grandfather had changed the spelling of the surname from "Geer". 1 Both of his parents were Mayflower descendants; Gere's ancestors include Pilgrims Francis Eaton, John Billington, George Soule, Richard Warren, Degory Priest, Francis Cooke, and William Brewster. 1 In 1967, Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, playing the trumpet.
2 He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy, but did not graduate, leaving after two years. 2 3 Gere first worked professionally at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse on Cape Cod in 1969, where he starred in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
His first major acting role was in the original London stage version of Grease in 1973. 2 He began appearing in Hollywood films in the mid-1970s.
Originally cast in a starring role in The Lords of Flatbush (1974 he was replaced after fighting with another star of the film, Sylvester Stallone. He played a small but memorable part in Looking for.