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Richard Gere's 'Time Out of Mind' acquired by IFC Films

Richard Gere's 'Time Out of Mind' acquired by IFC Films

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) --Richard Gere drama "Time Out of Mind" will be distributed by IFC Films in the U.S.
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Padma Lakshmi, Richard Gere break up

Padma Lakshmi, Richard Gere break up

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) --Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere have broken up after six months of dating, and sources say the pair plan to remain friends.
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Richard Gere stars in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

Richard Gere stars in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Richard Gere debuts as handsome American traveler Guy in the first trailer for "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
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Richard Gere relists Hamptons mansion at $47.5 million

Richard Gere relists Hamptons mansion at $47.5 million

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 4 (UPI) --Richard Gere has relisted his 19,000-square-foot, 12 bedroom, 12 bathroom home in Southampton, N.Y., for a reduced price of $47,500,000.
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Richard Gere spotted holding hands with new woman

Richard Gere spotted holding hands with new woman

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) --Richard Gere was spotted hand-in-hand with a new brunette that "was definitely not [Padma] Lakshmi" at Tutto Il Giorno in Southampton on Friday.
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French tourist mistakes Richard Gere for homeless man and gives him pizza

French tourist mistakes Richard Gere for homeless man and gives him pizza

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Richard Gere given pizza by French tourist Karine Gombeauwho on the set of "Time Out of Mind" because she thought he was a homeless man.
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Richard Gere reportedly dating Padma Lakshmi

Richard Gere reportedly dating Padma Lakshmi

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Rumors has it that Richard Gere and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi have started dating.
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'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- The critically panned, box-office duds "Movie 43" and "After Earth" each earned three Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey honored at Palm Springs Film Festival

Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey honored at Palm Springs Film Festival

Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A bevy of Hollywood A-listers lit up the desert for the annual Palm Springs Film Festival on Saturday.
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Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight is talking to Richard Gere about a role in its sequel to the 2011 India-set comedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Deadline.com reported.
Richard Gere and Carey Lowell to divorce after 11 years of marriage

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell to divorce after 11 years of marriage

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood couple Richard Gere and Carey Lowell have separated after 11 years of marriage and are planning to divorce, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

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'Chicago' stars Gere, Zellweger, Latifah, Zeta-Jones to reunite on Oscars' stage

'Chicago' stars Gere, Zellweger, Latifah, Zeta-Jones to reunite on Oscars' stage

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- "Chicago" co-stars Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to appear on stage together at the Oscars in Los Angeles.

Field earns lifetime honor at film fest

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Sally Field earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Palm Springs, Calif., International Film Festival, viewed as the last pre-awards season gala.
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Wesley Snipes, Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke arrive at the "Brooklyn's Finest" Premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York on March 2, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Richard Tiffany Gere ( /ˈɡɪər/ geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. 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, and Chicago, for which he won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gere is a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims Francis Eaton, John Billington, George Soule, Richard Warren, Degory Priest, William Brewster and Francis Cooke. Gere's mother, Doris Ann (née Tiffany, born 1924), was a homemaker, and his father, Homer George Gere (born 1922), was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and had originally intended to become a minister. Gere is their eldest son and second child. In 1967, he graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, playing the trumpet. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy, but did not graduate, leaving after two years.

Gere first worked professionally at the Provincetown Playhouse on Cape Cod in 1971 where he starred in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His first major acting role was in the original London stage version of Grease in 1973. He began appearing in Hollywood films in the mid 1970s, co-starring in the thriller Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and playing the leading role in director Terrence Malick's well-reviewed 1978 film, Days of Heaven. In 1980, Gere appeared in the Broadway production of Bent. He became a major star that year with the film American Gigolo, followed by the romantic drama An Officer and a Gentleman, which grossed almost $130 million in 1982.

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