Humanitarian, actor, producer and Golden Globe winner, RICHARD GERE
(Norman Oppenheimer) is known for his roles in films such as AN OFFICER AND A
GENTLEMAN, DAYS OF HEAVEN, AMERICAN GIGOLO, BREATHLESS, PRETTY WOMAN, FIRST
KNIGHT, PRIMAL FEAR, CHICAGO, UNFAITHFUL, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR, THE COTTON
CLUB, SHALL WE DANCE, and INTERNAL AFFAIRS.
Gere's upcoming film, THE DINNER, directed by Oren Moverman, is based on a
novel written by Herman Koch, and is expected to be released in 2017.
Recent projects include the highly acclaimed arthouse film TIME OUT OF
MIND, directed by Oren Moverman; and THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL,
directed by John Madden. Gere also recently appeared in Andrew Renzi's THE
BENEFACTOR, alongside Dakota Fanning and Theo James, and with Susan Sarandon in
ARBITRAGE, directed by Nicolas Jarecki, which brought him his second Golden
Globe nomination for Best Actor.
In 2009, he starred in and produced Lasse Hallstrom's HACHI: A DOG'S TALE,
based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he
takes into his home. In the same year, he starred in BROOKLYN'S FINEST,
alongside Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke.
In 2007 he starred in Lasse Hallstrom's critically praised film THE HOAX,
based on the true story of Clifford Irving (Gere) who sells his bogus biography
of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s. In 2007 Gere
appeared as one of the seven Bob Dylans in Todd Haines' highly acclaimed I'M NOT
THERE. The all-star cast included Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Heath
In 2003, Gere won his first Golden Globe Award as Best Actor for his
portrayal of the infamous tap dancing lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical CHICAGO.
Gere has won numerous humanitarian awards acknowledging his commitment to
human and civil rights, health, education, and the plight of those
disenfranchised everywhere. For the last two decades he has served as Chairman
of the International Campaign for Tibet.
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