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Richard Gere -- A Heartthrob FoReVeR!! by Priyanka ,  Jan 17, 2013
Not dyeing his grey hair was one of the best decisions 63-year-old Richard Gere could have made in Hollywood ... even if it means he gets fewer awards than George Clooney!
Gere has spent four decades in Hollywood and has been in over 50 films throughout his career. The '80s were a great decade for Gere as he established himself as a sex symbol in Hollywood. Despite all of his film making, though, he has never won an Academy Award. So, will his role in the new Nicholas Jarecki film Arbitrage get him the Oscar? One can hope!

With regard to his famous affect on women, it's compared to his on-screen role. "It's like my character in the film; look at the package of this guy — that car, those suits, the haircut, the mistress, the way he moves," he explained. "In the end it's all meaningless. There are some core issues that we all go through. It doesn't matter how poor or rich or whatever, if you've done that kind of internal work that can open up genuine doors to selflessness — which is the root of some kind of happiness that is real and that you can hold on to. That's the point."

So, while beauty is righton the surface, Gere knows it's so much more than that. "Look, I've been married to two of the world's most beautiful women, and I never remember them looking in the mirror and going, 'Oooh, you look good.' It's all relative."

Those two beautiful woman are supermodel Cindy Crawford who Gere was married to from 1991 to 1995; and actress Carey Lowell who he married in 2002 and has a gorgeous son with.

Richard Tiffany Gere; born August 31, 1949, is an American actor. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in several hit films including An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, and Chicago, for which he won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast.
Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Doris Ann (née Tiffany, born 1924), was a homemaker. His father, Homer George Gere (born 1922), was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and had originally intended to become a minister. Gere is their eldest son and second child.

Gere was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995. In 2002, he married model and actress Carey Lowell. They have a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born in 2000 and is named after Gere's father, as well as the Tibetan name Jigme.

Gere was raised attending Methodist churches.His interest in Buddhism began when in his twenties.Gere first studied Zen Buddhism under Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. After having studied Zen for five or six years, Gere traveled to Nepal in 1978 with the Brazilian painter, Sylvia Martins where he met many Tibetan monks and lamas. He then met the 14th Dalai Lama in India and became a practicing Buddhist of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism and an active supporter of the Dalai Lama. Gere visits Dharamsala, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile, regularly.

Gere is also a persistent advocate for human rights in Tibet; he is a co-founder of the Tibet House, creator of The Gere Foundation, and he is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Campaign for Tibet. Because he strongly supports the Tibetan Independence Movement, he is permanently banned from entering the People's Republic of China. Gere was banned as an Academy Award presenter in 1993 after he denounced the Chinese government in his capacity as presenter. In September 2007, Gere called for the boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to put pressure on China to make Tibet independent. He starred in Free Tibet-themed Lancia commercial featuring the Lancia Delta. On June 27, 2011 Richard Gere meditated in Borobudur temple.

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