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  • Richard Gere

    Born on August 31, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

awards & nominations

Arbitrage (2012)

Richard Gere as "Robert Miller"

As he approaches his 60th birthday, New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is the picture of success -- at least on the surface. In reality, Miller is in over his head, trying desperately to sell his empire to a big bank before the authorities and his family uncover the depth of his fraud. Unexpectedly, a critical error forces Miller to juggle family, business and crime with the aid of a former associate, but a detective's (Tim Roth) suspicions mean it may already be too late.

Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Chicago (2002)

Richard Gere as "Billy Flynn"

Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity.

Golden Globe (2002) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

And the Band Played On (1993)

Richard Gere as "The Choreographer"

In 1981, epidemiologist Don Francis (Matthew Modine) learns of an increased rate of death among gay men in urban areas. The startling information leads him to begin investigating the outbreak, which is ultimately identified as AIDS. His journey finds mostly opposition from politicians and doctors, but several join him in his cause. As it becomes apparent that people have personal reasons to turn the other cheek, Francis persists. Meanwhile, the number of deaths continues to grow.

Emmy (Primetime) (1994) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Pretty Woman (1990)

Richard Gere as "Edward Lewis"

In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living buying and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.

Golden Globe (1990) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Richard Gere as "Zack Mayo"

Zack Mayo (Richard Gere), a new member of the U.S. Navy, has a bad attitude. When he signs up for the Aviation Academy, he is met with the strict leadership of Sgt. Emil Foley (Louis Gossett Jr.), who gives Zack a rude awakening in terms of relating with other people. Through Foley's guidance -- and an unexpected romance with Paula (Debra Winger), an outsider who hangs around the naval base -- Zack learns some tough lessons and discovers what he truly wants out of life.

Golden Globe (1982) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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