Jubilee Richard Gere: the actor was 70 years old
• Anniversary of Richard Gere: actor turned
August 31 marks 70 years of famous American actor Richard Gere. His star was lighted in the 1980's. When the film was released "American Gigolo." Since then, many have assumed that the actor ever "stuck" in the role of hero-lover, but Gere lifetime to break stereotypes. After the release of "Pretty Woman" for him really entrenched title of chief prince of Hollywood and the standard of male beauty, but its popularity it used to promote their social and political views, charitable projects and transmission of Buddhist ideas. He really has a lot to learn, because the actor even brought his own formula of happiness ...
In his youth, Richard Gere did not dream of acting - he was born in a poor family with many children, he grew up on a farm, in sports, and a vague idea what he wants to do in the future. After high school, he enrolled at the University of Massachusetts, where he studied directing and philosophy, but after 2 years dropped classes. After that he became interested in music and decided to become a professional trumpet player. However, the time spent in the community of rock musicians, forced him to give up these plans - he said that the musicians were even more capricious than the actors. However, the music lessons he left - later, being in Hollywood, Richard Gere has written several songs for films and musicals.
After that, Richard Gere became interested in theater, however, for a long time no one is impressed at the casting - directors found him too shy and unsure of himself. The ability to present themselves actually came to him much later, and at first he appeared on stage in small episodes. Everything changed after one of the performances Gere played a condemned criminal. His monologue forced to hold my breath the whole room, and the directors and critics finally considered it a great acting potential.
The main role in "American Gigolo" Richard Gere was once rejected it, John Travolta - he did not want to compromise himself such a role. Later Gil acknowledged that his decision was not taken lightly, too - because the young man turns out to be the richest women in escort services, there was not a single trait from him. But this film brought him first fame and the title of the first Hollywood sex symbol.
However, this glory was a downside - then he was offered the same type of role of heroes-lovers for a decade. And so, when Gere again had to play the romantic hero in the film "Pretty Woman," he replied with a categorical refusal. Ironically, before him on this role again he refused Travolta. This image from Gere did not cause the slightest interest, but to change the decision made him an agent, the actor reminded about impressive amount of its debt.
the fact that this film will become a cult classic for many generations of viewers, the actor did not expect. It has created millions of fans around the world, it was called a model of respectability, masculinity and magnetic attraction, the very Julia Roberts was trying to get his attention on the set, but the attention to his person if he does not touch. Later, the actor admitted that at the time of shooting in "Pretty Woman" was in a deep depression: the financial situation was deplorable, from the image of the hero-lover he had long grown, matured crisis in his personal life.
After the "Belle" from Gere like a second wind - his case went to the mountain, directors peppered him with new proposals, and a year later after the movie actor married - on the famous supermodel Cindy Crawford. Their union was called "novel of the century" - they looked together very effectively and harmoniously, but in fact just the harmony in their relationships and not enough. He was 42 years old, she - 25, she did not share his enthusiasm Buddhism and did not accompany on trips to Tibet, though, and tried to pretend that she, too, like meditation. But in fact, a spiritual quest actor Crawford took a little - she was too keen on their own careers. After 4 years, both realized that each of them live their own lives, and they parted.
In 1999, the actor was named "the sexiest man of the planet". The screens Gere looked ladies' man and a rake, but in real life was very far from this image. He was looking for a long and deep relationship, but no woman fascinated him as self-development, spiritual quest and Eastern philosophy. A social activity and charity took him far more than the secular parties.
Passion Buddhism was not just a fad. After the actor became a disciple of the Dalai Lama, in Hollywood, rumors that he himself was about to become a Tibetan monk. However, this is not true. Richard Gere has participated in the protests, polemics in the press conferences and TV show, where he defended the rights of Tibetans oppressed by the Chinese government, and said that he would personally fight the Chinese, on that one day I heard from the audience mocking cry: "Here is It will show! Richard Gere, fighting with a billion Chinese people! ". Later, the actor admitted that this phrase brought him back down to earth, and the girl who said it - actress Carey Lowell - became his second wife.
Only the second marriage the actor has found peace and happiness - his wife understands and supports. When Gere was 50 years old, he first son was born. For the sake of the wife Carey left a career, but in 2013 their marriage broke up. The reasons for divorce are both silent.
In 2018, Richard Gere married a third time. His choice was the Spanish businesswoman Alejandra Silva, who was younger than his 33 years. And in the 69 years he has become a father again - the couple had a son. All his spare time he tries to spend with family and recognizes that finally discovered the formula of happiness: "Whom would I have met on my way .., the first point I admit," I wish you happiness, "The main thing is to have this! the idea was indeed the very first, "I wish you happiness!" it completely changes what then happens between me and that person. I get the opportunity to add it to your space ... Before me floats negative emotion, and before it will take the upper hand over me, I have time to convert it ... Turn in love. "I wish you happiness!" Try this and see how much change everything in your life. "