He was born Richard Tiffany Gere on August 31st, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father whose named Homer was an insurance salesman and her mother Doris was a house wife. Gere is the second child in the family, in which he has three sisters and one younger brother. In his teen he went to North Syracuse Central High School where he was proven to be a multi talented person. There Gere was active in the gym, lacrosse and sky teams. He also served on the school council and quite good in playing several music instruments, such as piano, guitar, bass and trumpet; and he even wrote a music for his high school production. Gere could at the end sucessfully graduate from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967.
Thereafter Gere continued his study onto University of Massachusetts in Amherst, majored in philosophy, where he had ever won a gymnastics scholarship. After two years learning, this-nowadays famous actor finally found much more interest in acting than in school that in 1973 he left the school and got a lead role in the London production of the rock musical "Grease." In the following years Gere performed in other plays, such as "Taming of the Shrew" and "American Gigolo," for which he played its major star role that gave him more fame in the year of 1980. Following Gere success was his another role in "An Officer and a Gentleman" played during 1982. Next, in 1990 he performed in a very famous blockbuster drama movie "Pretty Woman" co-strarring actress Julia Roberts. Despite his good look, Gere "cool and perfect" action also took part in granting the movie the People's Choice award for Best Movie.
Succeed in playing American Gigolo and Pretty Woman, Gere continued to act in "Runaway Bride" (1999) from which he got $12 million from the total $152 million earned by the box office.
Beyond his success in acting, Richard Gere wasn't succeed with his first marriage with Cindy Crawford whom he married on December 12th, 1991 and divorced in 1995. Seven years after the divorce, he married actress Carey Lowell, who later on gave born to his son Homer James Jigme Gere.
Not only the vegetarian Gere becomes the first man ever to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, but also he is referenced in the 2001 hit song "Crying at the Discothéque" by Swedish dance group Alcazar. To add the two, he wins several awards as public appreciation of his done as well. It was Gere who won the People's Choice award for Best Movie and he was also picked by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1991. In 1999 he was listed as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive and accomplished pianist and music writer for becoming the one who composed and performed the piano solo featured in Pretty Woman (1991).
Known as Mahatma Gandhi humanitarian admirer, Richard Gere, in recent January 2005, had confused many Palestinians due to his effort to participate in the country new president election to replace the late Yaser Arafat. By means of which, many Palestinians admitted to know nothing about the election, the candidates, nor did they need Americans to show them who to elect, for Americans themselves had chosen a "moron".