Richard Gere’s film and entertainment career
Learn about one of the greatest leading men that Hollywood has ever known.
Born on August 31st, 1949, Richard Gere has been in show business ever since the 1970s. In 1973, he had his first acting role in a television film called Chelsea D. H. O. Gere’s career began to expand during the 1980s when he starred in the highly controversial American Gigolo (1980) and the successful Oscar-winning film An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). After those dramatic parts, Gere switched to comedic roles with great success. In fact, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Pretty Woman (1990) and won his first Golden Globe for playing Billy Flynn in the major Hollywood musical Chicago (2002). Sadly, Richard Gere has yet to receive an Oscar nomination, but he does have a total of four Golden Globe nominations (including his only win for Chicago).
Ever at the age of 68, Richard Gere continues to work steadily in his career. He recently completed the film Three Christs (2017), and his character is “Dr. Stone.” It is still a bit uncertain what Richard Gere would do next in terms of his career, but it is clear that he is a versatile actor capable of both comedic and dramatic roles.