Richard Gere Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th June 2016

Fact: The mystery buyer of Richard Gere's sprawling Hamptons estate in New York has been revealed as popular U.S. TV presenter Matt Lauer. The Today show host bought the waterfront, 12-bedroom North Haven compound, dubbed Strongheart Manor, for $36.5 million (£26.7 million), according to the New York Post.

24th March 2015

Quote: "It seems like 45 years, honestly, it feels like a long time ago (that) we did that... It was two marriages ago for me!" Richard Gere jokes about the 25th anniversary of his movie classic PRETTY WOMAN. The veteran actor split from second wife Carey Lowell in 2013 and was previously married to model Cindy Crawford.

18th March 2015

Fact: PRETTY WOMAN stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have reunited with director Garry Marshall to reminisce about the classic romantic comedy, 25 years after its release. The trio was joined by fellow castmembers Laura San Giacomo and Hector Elizondo for the recent get-together, which was taped for an upcoming episode of U.S. breakfast show Today. The anniversary special will air next Tuesday (24Mar15).

17th March 2015

Fact: Richard Gere has been named the 2015 recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival in California next month (Apr15). Gere will also be publicly honoured at An Evening with Richard Gere at the Castro Theatre on 26 April (15), which will be followed by a screening of his 2014 film Time Out of Mind

22nd February 2015

Quote: "I have never dyed my hair in my life - and I am not going to start now. I have had to darken it for a couple of films, such as Unfaithful. It perhaps knocks off five years, no more. But the moment filming is over, I just let it go grey again. It is the same with facial surgery. Why bother with all that stuff? I am not kept awake worrying about such things at five o'clock in the morning. I try to keep the weight off and stay fit and leave it at that." Actor Richard Gere, 65, is determined to grow old gracefully.

14th January 2014

Fact: Brits David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig are to join Richard Gere in the sequel to 2011 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The trio will join Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie and Penelope Wilton, who are all returning for the film.

10th January 2014

Fact: Hollywood veteran Richard Gere has officially signed on to star alongside Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Dame Maggie Smith in the upcoming sequel to surprise 2011 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The Pretty Woman star was said to be in talks to join the old-timers back in October (13), and now his involvement has been confirmed. Production on the movie, directed by John Madden, is currently underway in India.

31st October 2013

Fact: Richard Gere is reportedly in talks to join the old-timers checking in for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel. Maggie Smith, her Downton Abbey co-star Penelope Wilton and Judi Dench are expected to reprise their characters in the follow-up to the surprise 2011 hit movie and sources claim Pretty Woman star Gere is interested in joining the cast of pensioners.

3rd December 2012

Quote: "He was a perfectly nice guy, but I had no idea (he's so famous). But I was getting calls from my wife going, 'What are you doing with him? He's so cute, but what are you doing with him?' My wife is aware of these things!" Pretty Woman star Richard Gere sent his partner, model/actress Carey Lowell, into a frenzy by having lunch with Twilight actor Robert Pattinson on Friday (30Nov12).

24th October 2012

Quote: "I'm in therapy three times a week, but I think I'll get through it." People magazine's reigning Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper jokes about giving up the coveted title. The Hangover star, who was awarded the honour last December (11), has tapped fellow actor Richard Gere to succeed him.

24th September 2012

Quote: "This is actually the first year that I haven't coached. He's now out of Little League, he's now in travel... He does bat very well and he's never embarrassed me. He's a great pitcher, he plays short stop (but) this year he's gonna be (on) second because he's in this other league on kind of an all-star team." Richard Gere is proud of his son Homer's baseball achievements.

15th September 2012

Quote: "I don't even know what it is... I had a call from my lawyer today that apparently someone for two years has been putting a tweeter out there with my name on it. I don't even know what it is!" Hollywood veteran Richard Gere had no idea he had Twitter imposters because he has no idea what the social networking site is.

26th August 2012

Quote: "We've known each other forever; we're like an old married couple... Our bedroom walls used to be right against each other... I've known Richard since we (first) came to New York. Both of us were little babies and now look at us. We've survived." Susan Sarandon on her longtime friendship with her Arbitrage co-star Richard Gere.

12th July 2012

Quote: "I remember somehow getting home... and I got into bed and pulled the covers, and stayed there for two days. It was just devastating, but I survived." Richard Gere recalls early rejection after he was fired from an indie movie.

6th November 2011

Fact: Richard Gere was honoured for his career achievements at the International Rome Film Festival on Saturday night (05Nov11). The actor picked up the coveted Marcus Aurelius Award at the annual Italian event.

25th March 2010

Fact: Richard Gere, Keira Knightley and Eric Bana are teaming up for new movie THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN, which chronicles the horror of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York.

17th March 2010

Quote: "I told him the worst thing you could ever say to an older actor: 'My mother loves you!'" Diane Kruger on meeting Richard Gere, her co-star in 2007 movie THE HUNTING PARTY.

11th September 2009

Fact: Uma Thurman and Richard Gere were among mourners at best-selling crime author Dominick Dunne's funeral in New York on Thursday (10Sep09). The revered writer and Vanity Fair magazine contributor died last month (26Aug09) after losing his battle with bladder cancer, aged 83.

6th August 2009

Fact: Actor Richard Gere is selling his Long Island, New York farmhouse for a reported $6.5 million (£4.3 million) - $3.8 million (£2.5 million) more than he paid for it in 2001. The seven-bedroom home is set in 1.2 acres and boasts a heated pool, guest house and artist's studio.

9th October 2008

Quote: "I thought I'd be dead by the time I was 30, so the fact I've lasted this long amazes me." Richard Gere is surprised he is nearing his 60th birthday.

26th September 2008

Quote: "I carry the luggage from the car, I cook all the meals... I bus all the dirty dishes." Richard Gere jokes about how hands-on he is as the owner of upstate New York's Bedford Post Inn.

3rd May 2008

Quote: "I met him and he's a sweet guy except the Rolex was a little strange. `Richard Gere gave me this Rolex." It's like seeing GANDHI with bling." Robin Williams on meeting the Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lama.

7th January 2008

Quote: "Ten hours in a bathtub dries out the skin. At one point when I was lathering up Richard's chest, he goes, 'My skin is cracking open. You've got to stop putting soap on me'." Julia Roberts on her famous bath scene with Richard Gere in 1990 film PRETTY WOMAN.

24th October 2007

Quote: "Another reason this is a really great day is my four tickets to the (baseball) World Series came through!" Richard Gere had two reasons to celebrate his Best Actor honour at the Hollywood Film Awards on Monday (22Oct07).

8th September 2007

Fact: Actor Richard Gere and actress/director Liv Ullmann will each be honoured with a Donostia Award at the 2007 San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain later this month (Sep07).

16th August 2007

Quote: "I'm 57, how much longer can I be a sex symbol? If people think I still look good, well, that's because I have a lot of plastic surgery." Richard Gere jokes about his age-defying good looks.

28th May 2007

Fact: John Travolta and John Denver both passed on the role of ZACK MAYO in AN OFFICER + A GENTLEMAN before Richard Gere was offered the part.

22nd April 2007

Quote: "She is one of the most dedicated people I know, but also highly unedited." Richard Gere is never surprised when pal Sharon Stone says something she shouldn't.

17th April 2007

Quote: "She's got two kids and animals, and I think she's a nibbler. There'd be crumbs everywhere." Richard Gere wouldn't lease his home to Pretty Woman co-star Julia Roberts.

22nd March 2007

Fact: Silver-haired movie star Richard Gere shaved his hair back, dyed it black and "got a humiliating perm" to play real-life hoaxer CHARLES IRVING in new movie THE HOAX.

22nd March 2007

Quote: "I almost called myself RICHARD TIFFANY-GERE. That was almost my stage name." Richard Gere once considered using his odd middle name, his mother's maiden name, when he first became a star.

21st March 2007

Quote: "Plastic surgery. At least once a month." Richard Gere, 57, jokes about his answer to ageing.

20th March 2007

Quote: "You look, of course, and I go right to the ass... A 99-year-old woman and I'm going right to the ass. It can't stop." Richard Gere admits he can't keep his wandering eyes from women's backsides.

14th March 2007

Quote: "She's a wonderful actress. But she's really a mother and wife. If work fits in to family, then she does it, but not the other way around." Hollywood star Richard Gere on his wife CAREY LOWELL.

12th March 2007

Fact: Richard Gere has "the most romantic table" at his favourite New York City restaurant named after him.

2nd March 2006

Fact: PRETTY WOMAN star Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.

27th February 2006

Fact: <p>CHICAGO star Richard Gere dressed up in drag to receive Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award last Friday (24FEB06). As part of the initiation chosen by the school's Theatricals stage group, the actor sported a blonde wig, white bra and gold dancing shoes. </p>

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