August 31 is the birthday of actor Richard Gere, who was born in 1949. Gere turns 64 today.
Gere is an actor known for his roles in films such as “Pretty Woman,” “American Gigolo,” and “An Officer and a Gentleman.” In later years, he portrayed Billy Flynn in the film musical “Chicago,” for which he earned a Golden Globe in the Best Actor category.
Gere’s first role came in 1975 when he played Billy in “Report to the Commissioner.” Since then, he has appeared in more than 45 films.
Before he landed roles on the big screen, Gere performed on stage. His first role came in 1971 when he performed with the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Provincetown Playhouse. He starred in “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” In 1973, he was part of the on-stage “Grease” cast in London.
Today we celebrate Gere’s birthday with a few facts about the actor.