Richard Tiffany Gere|
(August 31, 1949 - living) U.S.A.
Richard was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The star of American Gigolo, currently married to model Cynthia Crawford, once told reporters,
"It's nobody's business but mine who I'm fucking, who I'm not fucking. The rack sheets, the press blurbs, the gossip pages - it's all crap . . . you can't possibly understand my deepest emotions."
In a joint interview for "Premiere" magazine, Gere and Crawford acknowledged the truth behind the rumours (never denied) about Gere's bisexual experiments in the early 1980s. A brave - and nervous - Gere went out of his way in the 1991 Oscar telecast to explain to the millions of viewers worldwide what the red ribbons that many were wearing signified.
Recently Gere and Crawford took a full-page ad in a London newspaper to proclaim their current "heterosexuality" and to label themselves "very much in love" and "monogamous." Several months later, rumors began to circulate that their marriage was falling apart as they both had affairs.
Gere's films include "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1979), "Days of Heaven" (1978), "American Gigolo" (1979), "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982), "Breathless" (1983), and "Pretty Woman" (1990). He starred on Broadway in the 1979 production of "Bent," in which he played a gay inmate in a Nazi concentration camp. He portrayed a gay man dying of AIDS in the film "And the Band Played On."
Gere is a Buddhist disciple of the Dalai Lama and, with composer Philip Glass, founded Tibet House in Greenwich Village.