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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.
'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
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Gere to be honored at Hampton film fest

Gere to be honored at Hampton film fest

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Richard Gere will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Hamptons International Film Festival next month, organizers said Thursday.

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'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- "GCB" actress Kristin Chenoweth will be the first guest co-host on Anderson Cooper's "Anderson Live," the syndicated U.S. daytime talk show said Monday.
Canadian PM meets with Dalai Lama

Canadian PM meets with Dalai Lama

OTTAWA, April 27 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper risked upsetting China with a "private courtesy meeting" Friday with the Dalai Lama, observers said.
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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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