From playing a romantic hero to a power-hungry lawyer, Richard Gere has put on several on-screen personas and done justice to them all. But there’s a lot more to him than meets the eye. In a career spanning decades, Gere hasn’t shied away from creating a stir or standing up for what he believes in. Seventy-two and still going strong, this Hollywood heartthrob has seen more than his fair share of scandal.
1. His Chose His Own Path
Richard Gere’s childhood was a simple but happy one. As the clan’s oldest son, he got along swimmingly with his many others siblings. Gere was blessed with open-minded parents, and they never pressured him to follow a particular career, which is how he discovered his love for the performing arts at such a young age. However, he wasn’t always interested in acting.