Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
and for a time wanted to be a musician. He graduated from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967. Richard won a gymnastics
scholarship to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he majored in philosophy. He left college after 2 years to
pursue acting, landing a lead role in the London production of the rock musical "Grease" in 1973.
Richard and actress Carey Lowell became proud
parents ta a son 'Homer James' on february the 6th 2000...
In 1994, Richard went to London to open
Harrods' sale, donating his 50,000 appearance fee to Survival. And Richard has been prominent in their charity advertising
campaigns. Richard says, "If people lose their land, they have nothing. You lose your land -- you lose your culture,
you lose ones self." As for the duty of rich nations helping developing countries, Richard says, "This planet can't exist
anymore unless all peoples are taken into account." (If one person suffers, ultimately all people suffer.) Richard says, "The
suffering does not limit itself to one body; it goes through the entire body."