Actor Richard Gere turns 69 today

Marking the birthday of a movie icon

Actor Richard Gere turns 69 today

One of the most successful actors not only from his generation but from all time, Richard Gere was born Richard Tiffany Gere in Philadelphia on the 31 of August 1949. He started his movie career in the mid 70’s but only came to prominence when he portrayed male escort Julian Kaye in the 1980 iconic movie “American Gigolo” that established him as one of the most sought after actors during the 80’s. He went on to do several major roles on movies such as “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982), “The Cotton Club (1984)”, “Pretty Woman (1990)” and Primal Fear (1996). With an active and productive career to this day, Gere is one of Hollywood’s most private persons despite his mediatic marriage with top model Cindy Crawford during the 90’s.  in the recent years his humanitarian work that has been praised and his political views have been more focused by the press than the movies that he stars. Watch one of cinema’s most emblematic scene, the “American Gigolo” opening credits where he drives to the sound of another iconic pop culture song, “Call Me” by Blondie.

 

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