- Birthday31st Aug, 49
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
- When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.
- I think life is self-examination. Certainly the voyage that one takes.
- Mindfulness is a quality that's always there. It's an illusion that there's a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you're either mindful or you're not.
- I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up.
Did you know?
- He is excellentt at gymnastics and music, playing the trumpet in high school.
- He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy.
- He was named People magazines "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999.
- He received an award from the 34th Cairo International Film Festival in December 2010.
- He won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast for his role in the film Chicago.
Family & relationships
- Carey Lowell Separated
- Carey Lowell
- Cindy Crawford
Richard Gere owns a really nice home in the Hamptons. The house is devoid of any trademark 'Hollywood' style and looks more like a farmhouse. The house looks calm and pleasant amidst the lush green surroundings. The house was bought way back in 2001 for $2.75 million and it is safe to say that every penny is worth it.
Location - The pricey home is located in Sag Harbor, New York. This area has some of the most exclusive and expensive residential properties in US.
Accommodation - The house spreads over 1.2 acres and features seven bedrooms. It has been recently renovated and looks a real classic in the green background. There is a farmhouse styled table in the dining room and the kitchen has white marble counter tops.
Features - The country residence includes a swimming pool, a guest house and an artist's studio. The classical feel of the house gets more pronounced with the vintage light fixtures and the antique wood floors.
Neighborhood - Richard Gere has a number of famous neighbors like Jimmy Buffet and Robert Rust.
It seems that one day the whole of Malibu coastline will be taken over by celebrity homes and our very own Richard Gere is on this list. He owns a beautiful oceanfront home which he bought for $5 million after divorcing Cindy Crawford. Now, quite possible that he was celebrating the end of his marriage!
Location - The Oceanfront compound is located in Malibu, California, USA.
Accommodation - The house has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms and it spreads over 2.2 acres. The huge property consists of a main house, a cottage on a private part of the beach and a couple of guest houses.
Features - The main highlights of the property include a tennis court, a pool and lush green gardens. The house looks beautiful as it is secluded and has an air of privacy to it.
Neighborhood - He is in the company of high profile celebrities like Mel Gibson, Barbra Streisand and Sting.
St. Barts vacation
The New Year's Day of 2009 saw Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell visiting the paradise St. Barts island along with their son, Homer.
Location: An overseas collectivity of France, St Barths aka St. Barthélemy is a tiny island of just 8 square miles area. It lies a few kilometers north to the West Indian island of St. Kitts.
Accommodation: There are many good accommodation options. The hotel St.Barths Isle de France is known for its luxury and hospitality while Eden Rock forms an excellent rocky promontory hotel for those wanting a change. Hotel Guanahani has a spa facility associated with it.
Attractions: With 14 great beaches, it has made it to the top ten beach destinations of the world. A holiday there gives one the true experience of the French Caribbean. Thus the main attractions lie in the chance to experience the best French restaurants and French culture Needless to say, the beautiful beaches and luxurious relaxation facilities are also the major attractions. Carnivals, music festivals, film festivals and a host of other celebrations are held annually here.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation aims to create a future filled with hope for families and children suffering from AIDS. Apart from providing the necessary care and treatment for the AIDS patients, it also supports the acceleration of the new-treatment discovery for pediatric illnesses. Richard Gere championed and co-founded the Heroes Project which develops co-ordinated campaigns to battle the stigma of AIDS in India by educating the public and advocating change in policies. He also hosted the World Aids Day event in the United Nations in 1992.
Meals On Wheels
The MOWAA or the Meals On Wheels Association of America works for the social, physical, economic and nutritional betterment of the vulnerable Americans through meal services provided. Apart from providing information and tools, it also gives cash grants to local senior-meals programs throughout the nation. Richard Gere's father, Homer George Gere, volunteered for the Association for 18 years. In his father's footsteps, Richard Gere is now the spokesperson for MOWAA which is one among America's oldest and largest such organisations.
Free The Children
The wonderful thing about Free The Children is that it is a children's charity founded by Craig Kielburger in 1995 when he was 12 years old! The organization today builds schools and provides alternative income projects for those in the developing countries. The inspiration for the organization came from the death of Iqbal Masih, the 12 year old bonded laborer from Pakistan who spoke out against the work-conditions. Richard Gere has supported and championed the cause of this charity which has also partnered with the United Nations and Oprah's Angel network.
Amnesty International is a global movement that has today gathered more than 3 million activists, members and supporters in over 150 countries to fight for the cause of international human rights. Independent of any political ideology, government, economic interests and religion, it has been battling for the human rights according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The organization is actively supported by Richard Gere who had spoken in solidarity for the Iraqis after US bombardment of Iraq.
A foundation in his own name has been instituted because of Richard Gere's interest in the Tibetans. In 1978, Richard Gere traveled extensively through Tibet after studying Zen for five years. He met several monks and became a practicing Buddhist at the Gelugpa school in Tibet. The foundation that he established awards grants to groups and individuals interested in the cultural preservation of Tibet as well as the Tibetan people. The foundation directly supports His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and the whole of the Tibetan community which is in exile from the brutal Chinese occupants.
The Hollywood superstar is very fond of humble horses. He has four Appaloosa Horses which are easily recognized by the colorful pattern on their coat. The actor's horses reportedly stay at the backside of his home. This Appaloosa breed of horses are known to be very versatile and have great endurance and agility.
Richard Gere has a passion for collecting guitars - guitars which are some of the best sounding and most intricately crafted. Despite his love for guitars, the actor had auctioned all his guitar collection comprising of 107 vintage guitars through Christie's in New York for a noble cause. All the proceeds of the auction went to the Gere Foundation which supports the cause of the Tibetan people and towards AIDS education in India. According to the actor, he put up all the guitars for sale because his wife was 'tired of seeing them'! Only about 5 guitars remained unsold in the collection which boasted of vintage American-guitars from Gibson, C.F. Martin, Fender, Epiphone, Albert King, Peter Tosh, James D'Aquisto and Gretsch.