Richard Gere

Richard Gere

  • Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Movie 43 (2013)
  • Birthday: Aug 31, 1949
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • More coolly charismatic than drop-dead handsome, Richard Gere was one of the most successful sex symbols of the '80s and early '90s. Possessing something of an actual talent in addition to his good looks, Gere has proven himself to be a versatile actor since first starring as the pick-up artist who creeps out Diane Keaton in Looking For Mr. Goodbar. Capable of playing everything from romantic leads and action heroes to medieval knights and ruthless villains, Gere has moved beyond his role as cinematic eye candy to become one of the more enduring actors of his generation. Born in Philadelphia on August 31, 1949, Gere had a strict Methodist upbringing in upstate New York. Following his 1967 high school graduation, he studied philosophy and film at the University of Massachusetts -- only to leave school to pursue an acting career two years later. Gere became a professional actor and sometime musician, performing theatrically in Seattle and New York and attempting unsuccessfully to form a rock band. In 1973 the young actor landed in London, where he gained prominence playing Danny Zuko in Grease, a role he would later reprise on Broadway. While in London, Gere gained the privilege of becoming one of the few Americans ever to work with Britain's Young Vic Theater, with which he appeared in The Taming of the Shrew.Back in the U.S., Gere made his feature film debut in 1974 with a tiny part in Report to the Commissioner. He returned to the stage the following year as part of the cast of an off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Killer's Head; following Gere's turn in the 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar, he and Shepard would again collaborate in Terrence Malick's breathtaking Days of Heaven (1978). In 1979, Gere won considerable theatrical acclaim for his performance in the Broadway production of Martin Sherman's Bent, and the next year enjoyed his first shot at screen stardom with the title role in Paul Schrader's American Gigolo. Though the film was not a major critical or box-office success, it did earn recognition for the actor, who had taken the role after John Travolta turned it down. Gere did not become a real star until he appeared opposite Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982, but his bona fide celebrity status was jeopardized with roles in several poorly received films including King David (1985). A lead role in Francis Ford Coppola's 1984 The Cotton Club also failed to perk up the actor's career; despite a legendary director and stellar cast, the film received mixed reviews and poor box-office turnout. With no recent major successes behind him by the end of the decade, it looked as if Gere's career was in a tailspin. Fortunately, he abruptly pulled out of the dive in 1990, first as a cop/crime lord in Mike Figgis' Internal Affairs and then as a ruthless businessman who finds true love in the arms of prostitute Julia Roberts in the smash romantic comedy Pretty Woman. Back in the saddle again, Gere continued to star in a number of films, including Sommersby (1993), Intersection (1994), and First Knight (1995). In 1996, he was highly praised for his portrayal of an arrogant hot-shot attorney in Primal Fear, and in 1999 found further financial, if not critical, success starring opposite Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride. The following year the actor enjoyed some of his best reviews to date as a gynecologist at once devoted to and bewildered by all of the women in his life in Robert Altman's aptly titled Dr. T & the Women; many critics noted that Gere seemed to have finally come into his own as an actor, having matured amiably with years and experience. In 2002, Gere played the too-perfect-for-words husband to Diane Lane in Unfaithful. While the film was not a huge critical success, Gere was praised for a game performance, and Lane was nominated for an Oscar. Unfortunately for Gere, a starring role in The Mothman Prophecies didn't do too much for his resume -- while critics once again lauded the actor's intensity, the f

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Three Christs Dr. Alan Stone 2020
67% The Cotton Club Encore Actor 2019
46% The Dinner Stan Lohman 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) Norman Oppenheimer $3.9M 2017
26% The Benefactor Franny 2016
80% Time Out Of Mind Producer George 2015
65% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Guy $39M 2015
82% Monk With a Camera Actor $10.5K 2014
80% Henry & Me Henry 2014
5% Movie 43 Boss $8.8M 2013
60% When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun Actor 2012
88% Arbitrage Robert Miller $8M 2012
21% The Double Paul Shepherdson $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet The Emperor's Children Actor 2011
No Score Yet Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Narrator 2011
44% Brooklyn's Finest Eddie $26.8M 2010
No Score Yet The Buddha: The Story Of Siddhartha Narrator 2010
64% Hachi: A Dog's Tale Producer Parker Wilson 2009
20% Amelia George Putnam $14.2M 2009
No Score Yet Mustang: Journey of Transformation Narrator 2009
No Score Yet Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet Narrator 2009
30% Nights in Rodanthe Dr. Paul Flanner $41.9M 2008
No Score Yet The Flock Erroll Babbage 2008
77% I'm Not There Billy the Kid $4.1M 2007
54% The Hunting Party Simon $0.8M 2007
86% The Hoax Clifford Irving $7.1M 2007
No Score Yet His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks: Peace and Prosperity Actor 2007
No Score Yet Heaven: Where is It? How Do We Get There? Actor 2006
42% Bee Season Saul Naumann $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet Dalai Lama on Life & Enlightenment Actor 2005
46% Shall We Dance John Clark $57.9M 2004
86% Chicago Billy Flynn 2002
50% Unfaithful Edward Sumner $52.7M 2002
52% The Mothman Prophecies John Klein $35.3M 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
56% Dr. T and the Women Dr. Sullivan Travis $12.2M 2000
19% Autumn in New York Will 2000
46% Runaway Bride Ike Graham 1999
23% The Jackal Declan Mulqueen 1997
30% Red Corner Jack Moore 1997
75% Primal Fear Martin Vail 1996
44% First Knight Sir Lancelot 1995
9% Intersection Vincent Eastman 1994
46% Mr. Jones Mr. Jones Executive Producer Producer 1993
100% And the Band Played On The Choreographer 1993
62% Sommersby Executive Producer Jack Sommersby 1993
54% Final Analysis Executive Producer Dr. Isaac Barr 1992
60% Rhapsody in August Clark 1991
62% Pretty Woman Edward Lewis 1990
88% Internal Affairs Dennis Peck 1990
60% Miles from Home Frank Roberts, Jr. 1988
21% No Mercy Eddie Jillette 1986
50% Power Pete St. John 1986
No Score Yet Destroyer of Illusion: The Secret World of a Tibetan Lama Actor 1986
8% King David David 1985
75% The Cotton Club Dixie Dwyer 1984
69% Breathless Jesse Lujack 1983
No Score Yet Beyond the Limit Dr. Eduardo Plarr 1983
79% An Officer and a Gentleman Zack Mayo 1982
68% American Gigolo Julian 1980
78% Yanks Matt Dyson 1979
No Score Yet Bloodbrothers Stony De Coco 1978
92% Days of Heaven Bill 1978
71% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Tony Lo Porto 1977
No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Marine Raider 1976
No Score Yet Report to the Commissioner Billy 1975
No Score Yet Strike Force Trooper Walter Spenser 1975

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

50% MotherFatherSon
2019
Max
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
2014
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2007
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Zeno
  • 1976

QUOTES FROM Richard Gere CHARACTERS

Franny
Welcome home!
Franny
All I want is what's best for your family.
Franny
It's like college all over again.
Franny
You need me you call me, OK?
George
Am I homeless? Am I homeless? We don't exist!
George
I've had a feeling for the last ten years or so maybe, that I'm such a stupid loser of an idiot.
Edward Lewis
It's just that very few people surprise me.
Vivian Ward
Well you're lucky. Most of 'em shock the hell out of me.
Edward Lewis
It's just that very few people surprise me.
Vivian Ward
Well you're lucky. Most of 'em shock the hell out of me.
Zack Mayo
I am talking to you, motherfucker!
Sgt. Emil Foley
What did you call me?
Sgt. Emil Foley
Mayo, I want you D.O.R.
Zack Mayo
No, sir. You can kick me outta here, but I ain't quitting.
Sgt. Emil Foley
Get into your fatigues, Mayo. By the end of this weekend, you'll quit.
Jimmy Grant
You think money's going to fix this?
Robert Miller
What else is there?
Dr. Paul Flanner
What keeps you safe?
Adrienne Willis
Well, you fall in love with someone, you know... and you make a family... and you become what you think you're supposed to be. And you change and you give up certain things. Then they look at what you've got left and you wish you... I don't know, you just think maybe you shouldn't have.
Dr. Paul Flanner
Don't.
Dr. Paul Flanner
Just don't do it.
Adrienne Willis
...Huh.
Dr. Paul Flanner
We all make choices, Adrianne. You chose that life, you chose that man. Do you even remember who you really are anymore?
Adrienne Willis
Just stop it.
Billy
People are always talking about freedom. Freedom to live a certain way, without being kicked around. Course the more you live a certain way, the less it feel like freedom. Me, uhm, I can change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else. I don't know who I am most of the time.
Billy Flynn
I don't like to blow my own horn, but believe me if Jesus Christ had lived in Chicago today and if he had five thousand dollars and he'd come to me, lets just say things would have turned out differently.
Edward Lewis
People's reaction to opera the first time they see it is very dramatic. They either love it or hate it. If they love it, they will always love it. If they don't, they may learn to appreciate it, but it will never become part of their soul.
Boss
Any red flags?
Zack Mayo
No, No! Nooooooooooooo!
Robert Miller
So you're going to open an Applebees in Virginia.
Billy Flynn
Good night and God save Illinois.
Billy Flynn
It's all a circus. A three ring circus.This trial... the whole world... it's all... show business. But Kid.... You are working with a star
Billy Flynn
It's all a circus. A three ring circus.This trial... the whole world... it's all... show business. But Kid.... You are working with a star.
Choreographer
The party is over, especially for me.
Erroll Babbage
Cocaine covered gerbils!
Robert Miller
You're not my partner, you work for me! Everybody works for me!
Julian Kaye
Cheese please!
Robert Miller
What's an Applebees?
Robert Miller
World events all revolved around five things... M.O.N.E.Y.
Paul Shepherdson
He will kill your husband. Like snapping his fingers!
Paul Shepherdson
You have a wife, you have two kids. Cassius doesn't care who he has to eliminate.
Parker Wilson
I'm a lot older than you but I tend to think that there's an element of music that cannot be captured. Life cannot be captured. Human heart cannot be captured. The moment of creation itself is fleeting.
Edward Lewis
What's your name?
Vivian Ward
What do you want it to be?
Vivian Ward
You're late.
Edward Lewis
You're stunning.
Vivian Ward
You're forgiven.