Why Famous: 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", "Arbitrage", and "Chicago", for which he won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor.
- 1991-12-12 Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas
- 1994-12-01 Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating
- 2002-12-27 "Chicago", based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (Best Picture 2003)