Once Richard Gere decided to pursue his acting career in college, he started running. With over 60 film and television credits, the Golden Globe winner has gained notoriety for his range in every role he’s played. Fans of the star might be shocked to learn some startling facts about her.
Richard, born in 1949, earned his first stage credits in his early twenties in productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead and Fat. He got some of his first movie credits in 1975 Report to Commissioner1976 Baby Navy Blue and 1978 sky days. In 1979, Richard received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Max in Broadway’s Curve.
It was his 1980 role in american gigolo which really gave his career a boost. In 1990, Richard landed the role for which he is most famous, playing Edward Lewis in the romantic comedy A pretty woman. His on-screen chemistry with julia robert translated into a friendship that lasted more than three decades.
“[I still talk to her] all the time. I spoke to him three or four times a day,” Richard explained in an April 2017 interview with entertainment tonight. “I’ll call him right away.”
Richard, who was married to the model Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995, had another defining moment in his career with his portrayal of Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. The leading man has since played roles in Best of Brooklyn, Henry & me and dinner. In 2019 he starred in the BBC series MotherFatherSon which ran for eight episodes.
After the show premiered, the Pennsylvania native revealed he had become a father for the third time. He and his wife, Alejandra Silva, have not shared the name of their youngest child with the public. The couple are also parents to son Alexander, born in February 2019. Richard was already a father to son Homer whom he welcomed with his ex-wife. Carey Lowell In 2000.
Keep scrolling to learn five facts about Richard.