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Richard Gere is a Actor and Producer American born on 31 august 1949 at Philadelphia (USA)

Richard Gere

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Birth name Richard Tiffany Gere
Nationality USA
Birth 31 august 1949 (69 years) at Philadelphia (USA)

Richard Tiffany Gere (/ˈɡɪər/ GEER; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor and activist. 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, Runaway Bride, Arbitrage and Chicago, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and a Screen Actors Guild Award for part of the Best Cast.

Biography

S'il est né dans une grande ville américaine, Philadelphie, Richard Gere est issu du monde rural : ses parents, Home et Doris, sont des éleveurs laitiers, de même que son grand-père et ses oncles.

Second d’une famille de cinq enfants (deux sœurs, deux frères), et avec un demi-frère, l'Allemand Henry Januszewski, le jeune Richard sort diplômé de la North Syracuse Central High School en 1967. Il étudie ensuite la philosophie et l’art dramatique à l’Université du Massachusetts à Amherst, mais quitte l’établissement au bout de deux années pour se lancer dans la carrière d’acteur. Il joue des petits rôles de répertoire sur la Côte Est (Provincetown Playhouse à Cap Cod) comme sur la Côte Ouest (Repertory Theater de Seattle).

Gere s'installe ensuite dans le Vermont et tente une carrière musicale de trompettiste, instrument dans lequel il excelle. Mais le milieu de la musique le déçoit et Richard Gere part pour New York afin d'y reprendre une carrière sur les planches. Il traverse ensuite l'Atlantique pour Londres, où il décroche le rôle de Danny Zuko dans la comédie musicale Grease, en 1973, un rôle qu'il reprendra à Broadway. Son travail lui vaut de jouer durant une saison avec la Young Vic Company pour laquelle il interprète plusieurs pièces. De retour à New York, il joue dans Le Songe d'une nuit d'été au Lincoln Center de New York ainsi que dans La Mégère apprivoisée. Sa performance lui sert de tremplin vers le grand écran. Dans le rôle mineur d’un proxénète, Richard Gere fait ses débuts en 1975 dans le mélodrame policier Report to the Commissioner. Il enchaîne en 1976 avec Baby Blue Marine , un drame sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale où il interprète un militaire ayant des tendances psychotiques. Cette performance lui vaut d’être remarqué par des réalisateurs de renom qui le font connaître du grand public grâce à À la recherche de Mr. Goodbar, Les Moissons du ciel et Yanks.

En décembre 1979, Gere revient sur scène et interprète à Broadway le rôle principal, celui de Max, dans la pièce Bent de Martin Sherman, évoquant la vie d’un homosexuel en Allemagne nazie. De cette période date son soutien pour les causes gay et lesbienne. Son rôle ambigu de gigolo professionnel dans le film American Gigolo propulse Richard Gere vers les sommets du cinéma ; il confirme son statut de jeune premier play-boy dans le réussi Officier et gentleman. Malgré les querelles interminables hors champ entre Gere et sa partenaire Debra Winger, le film est un immense succès (seconde recette américaine en 1982 derrière E.T.).

Commence alors l’ère des déceptions avec plusieurs films au destin commercial mitigé : À bout de souffle, made in USA, Cotton Club dans lequel il joue du cornet à pistons, Le Roi David, Sans pitié, Les coulisses du pouvoir et Rien à perdre.

Gere doit attendre 1990 pour donner un second souffle à sa carrière avec Affaires privées et l'énorme succès de Pretty Woman aux côtés de Julia Roberts. Très demandé, Gere joue tour à tour dans deux remakes : Sommersby et Intersection. Attentif à ne pas déplaire à son nouveau public, Richard Gere alterne durant les années 1990 les thrillers (Sang chaud pour meurtre de sang-froid, Peur primale, Le Chacal et Red Corner) avec les comédies romantiques (Just Married (ou presque) et Un automne à New York). En 1995 il est président du jury du 19e festival international du film de Moscou. Ce n’est qu’au début du XXI siècle qu’il aborde de nouveaux rôles : mari trompé dans Infidèle, journaliste confronté au surnaturel dans La Prophétie des ombres, il revient à ses débuts dans la comédie musicale Chicago, aux côtés de Catherine Zeta-Jones et Renée Zellweger, et remporte un Golden Globe. Richard Gere a participé à plusieurs remakes américains de films français : outre À bout de souffle, made in USA, nouvelle version du À bout de souffle de Jean-Luc Godard, il a joué dans Intersection, transposition du film Les Choses de la vie de Claude Sautet, Sommersby qui reprend le scénario du film Le Retour de Martin Guerre de Daniel Vigne, et Infidèle adaptation américaine de La Femme infidèle de Claude Chabrol. Il a également joué dans le remake américain d'un film japonais : Shall We Dance? par Peter Chelsom en 2004 ainsi que Hatchi (Hachikō: A Dog's Story en version originale) en 2010, remake du film japonais Hachiko Monogatari sorti à la fin des années 1980.

En 2011 il reçoit le Prix Marc Aurèle d'honneur lors du 6e Festival international du film de Rome. Et c'est Debra Winger qui le lui remet, car elle est membre du jury.

Best films

Pretty Woman (1990)
(Actor)
Runaway Bride (1999)
(Actor)
Chicago (2002)
(Actor)
The Jackal (1997)
(Actor)
Sommersby (1993)
(Actor)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
(Actor)

Usually with

Oren Moverman
Oren Moverman
(5 films)
Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(2 films)
Arnon Milchan
Arnon Milchan
(4 films)
Gary Lucchesi
Gary Lucchesi
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Gere (56 films)

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Actor

Oppenheimer Strategies
Directed by Joseph Cedar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Josh Charles
Roles Norman Oppenheimer
Rating61% 3.0939253.0939253.0939253.0939253.093925
Norman Oppenheimer's life dramatically changes after the young politician he befriended three years ago during his bad days, becomes a world-known leader.
The Dinner
The Dinner (2017)
, 2h
Directed by Oren Moverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Chernus
Roles Stan Lohman
Rating44% 2.249632.249632.249632.249632.24963
Basé sur le best-seller de Herman Koch "The Dinner" (Het Diner), vendu dans 37 pays et traduit en 33 langues! Serge et Babette savent quelque chose. Espérons qu'ils ne le diront pas à Claire, parce qu'elle ne sait rien. Et Paul ... Paul sait tout. Leurs enfants ont fait quelque chose de terrible qui peut ruiner leur avenir. Mais qui sait quoi?
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, 1h58
Directed by Joseph Cedar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi
Roles Norman Oppenheimer
Rating61% 3.093843.093843.093843.093843.09384
Un opérateur se lie d'amitié avec un politicien à un moment compliqué de sa vie, alors qu'il ressent une grande solitude, mais les choses prennent vite une tournure dramatique lorsque son nouvel ami devient une personnalité influente.
Time Out of Mind, 2h
Directed by Oren Moverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Richard Gere, Jena Malone, Ben Vereen, Steve Buscemi, Danielle Brooks, Kyra Sedgwick
Roles George
Rating57% 2.8529452.8529452.8529452.8529452.852945
Un sans-abri renoue avec sa fille.
Franny
Franny (2015)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Richard Gere, Clarke Peters, Brian Anthony Wilson, Cheryl Hines
Roles Francis 'Franny' Watts
Rating50% 2.546032.546032.546032.546032.54603
A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h2
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton
Roles Guy Chambers
Rating65% 3.298583.298583.298583.298583.29858
Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor travel to San Diego, California to propose a plan to hotel magnate Ty Burley for buying and opening a second hotel in India as a companion to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are told that a company inspector will anonymously visit India to evaluate the project.
Henry & Me
Henry & Me (2014)
, 1h7
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Richard Gere, Chazz Palminteri, Danny Aiello, Luis Guzmán, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon
Roles Henry (voice)
Rating61% 3.053023.053023.053023.053023.05302
This script must be run from the command line
Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Roles Robert (segment "iBabe")
Rating43% 2.150852.150852.150852.150852.15085
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
Arbitrage
Arbitrage (2012)
, 1h47
Directed by Nicholas Jarecki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, William Friedkin
Roles Robert Miller
Rating65% 3.2981753.2981753.2981753.2981753.298175
Sixty-year-old magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) manages a hedge fund with his daughter Brooke (Brit Marling) and is about to sell it for a handsome profit. However, unbeknownst to his daughter and most of his other employees, he has cooked his company's books in order to cover an investment loss and avoid being arrested for fraud. One night, while driving with his mistress Julie Cote (Laetitia Casta), he begins to doze off and crashes; Julie is killed. An injured Robert leaves the scene and decides to cover up his involvement to prevent the public, his wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon), and the prospective buyer James Mayfield (Graydon Carter) from discovering the truth.
The Double
The Double (2011)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Stephen Moyer, Odette Annable, Stana Katic, Chris Marquette
Roles Paul Shepherdson
Rating58% 2.949572.949572.949572.949572.94957
Two FBI agents are conducting surveillance at a warehouse. As a U.S. senator Dennis Darden (Ed Kelly) walks out of the door, he is approached by an assassin from behind who slits his throat and escapes. The agents rush to the scene to find the man dead. However, they could not identify the assassin as he committed the murder in darkness. Later, CIA officers arrive on the scene and take charge.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale, 1h33
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer, Jason Alexander, Erick Avari
Roles Parker Wilson
Rating80% 4.0484954.0484954.0484954.0484954.048495
Students are giving oral presentations about personal heroes. Ronnie's subject is his grandfather's dog, Hachikō.
Brooklyn's Finest, 2h12
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Vincent d’Onofrio
Roles Eddie Dugan
Rating66% 3.348853.348853.348853.348853.34885
Bobby "Carlo" Powers and Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida are having a conversation in a car when Sal unexpectedly shoots Carlo, grabs a bag of money from Carlo's lap and flees, then confesses to a priest, asking for help with his dire situation; his wife is pregnant with twins, in a house too small for their four children and has wood mold, which jeopardizes his family's health. Desperate to move, Sal has arranged to purchase a larger home through a woman who owes him a favor. The down payment is due the following Tuesday, and Sal is still short. Sal is a highly skilled and accomplished narcotics detective, but has begun to pocket drug money from raids.
Amelia
Amelia (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Aaron Abrams, Christopher Eccleston, Virginia Madsen
Roles George Putnam
Rating57% 2.899562.899562.899562.899562.89956
On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) and her navigator, Fred Noonan (Christopher Eccleston), are on the last leg of an around-the-world flight. Moving in vignettes from her early years when Earhart was captivated by the sight of an aircraft flying overhead on the Kansas prairie where she grew up, her life over the preceding decade gradually unfolds. As a young woman, she is recruited by publishing tycoon and eventual husband, George Putnam (Richard Gere) to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean, albeit as a passenger. Taking command of the flight results in a success and she is thrust into the limelight as the most famous woman pilot of her time. Putnam helps Earhart write a book chronicling the flight, much like his earlier triumph with Charles Lindbergh's We. Earhart gradually falls in love with Putnam and they eventually marry, although she enacts a "cruel" pledge as her wedding contract.
Nights in Rodanthe, 1h37
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama, Romance
Actors Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Franco, Viola Davis, Christopher Meloni, Becky Ann Baker
Roles Dr. Paul Flanner
Rating60% 3.000113.000113.000113.000113.00011
While picking up his son and daughter for a weekend visit, Jack (Christopher Meloni) tells his estranged wife Adrienne (Diane Lane) that he still "loves her" and wants to move back home. (It is made clear that Jack left his family for another woman.) Adrienne suggests that his remorse is due to his falling out with the other woman, but in any event says she needs time and space to think. The rift that this causes between the daughter and her mother is palpable. Typical teenage angst and rebellion follow and Adrienne is sure she is losing her daughter over the events that are unfolding in her marriage.
I'm Not There, 2h15
Directed by Todd Haynes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Heath Ledger
Roles Billy
Rating69% 3.4990453.4990453.4990453.4990453.499045
I'm Not There uses a nonlinear narrative, shifting between six characters in separate storylines "inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan". Each character represents a different facet of Dylan's public persona: poet (Arthur Rimbaud), prophet (Jack Rollins/Father John), outlaw (Billy McCarty), fake (Woody Guthrie), "rock and roll martyr" (Jude Quinn), and "star of electricity" (Robbie Clark). These seven characters represent different aspects of Dylan's life and music.