How Tall Is Richard Gere? Richard Gere Height, Age, Weight And Much More

How Tall Is Richard Gere? Richard Gere Height, Age, Weight And Much More
How Tall Is Richard Gere? Richard Gere Height, Age, Weight And Much More
 

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While Richard Gere has been active in the film business since 1975, it wasn’t until his role in An Officer and a Gentleman that he really began to hit his stride. After that, it was banger after banger. Pretty Woman (in 1990) perhaps being the most famous, and Runaway Bride in 1999. Even as he got older, Richard Gere always played a similar role. He was the handsome leading man. Even in his 70s, he is somehow managing to reach new heights with his acting, even as his career is starting to wind down.

So, want to learn more about Richard Gere? Well, you’re in the right place. We’ll let you know Richard Gere’s height, weight, and age. We’ll even tell you a couple of facts about the man that you may not know! 

How Tall Is Richard Gere?

How Tall Is Richard Gere?
How Tall Is Richard Gere?

To be a top leading man in movies, you have to be very tall! So, it is no surprise that Richard Gere comes in at a rather towering 5 foot, 9”. Perhaps not the tallest man in the world, but he certainly has a presence on the screen, often looming over his fellow actors.

Richard Gere has actually claimed that he is taller than this. However, Cindy Crawford told us exactly how tall he is. She said that she is the same height as Richard Gere, and since Cindy Crawford is 5 foot 9”, it is easy to work out Richard Gere’s height! Although is this Cindy Crawford underselling Richard Gere? She was married to him for several years. By all accounts, their marriage didn’t end in the best possible place.

How Old Is Richard Gere?

Richard Gere has been on our screens for an incredibly long time now. So, it should come as no surprise that he is kicking on a bit in terms of years.

Richard Gere was born on August 31st, 1949. This means that, at the time of writing, he is 73 years old. However, unlike many other actors at his age, Richard is still managing to pick up a lot of work. People are in awe at just how great he looks considering his age. Hopefully, he will be sticking around on our screens for a long time to come.

How Much Does Richard Gere Weigh?

Richard Gere hasn’t spoken about his weight all that often. It is believed that he weighs around 165lbs (75kg), which would put him about average for his height and sex.

Based on what Richard Gere looks like now, we can imagine that a good chunk of his weight is just bone and muscle. The man doesn’t look like he has an ounce of fat on his body!

How Much Is Richard Gere Worth?

Richard Gere is believed to be worth $120 million which, oddly, is far less than we thought he would be worth considering his rather lengthy career.

That being said, it makes sense. When Richard Gere first got into the business, he wasn’t really acting in big-budget movies. They were successful, but actors weren’t getting paid anywhere near the amount of cash that they would receive today. Many of his movies were romantic movies, after all.

During the latter part of his career, Richard Gere was probably a bit too old to land some of the bigger, higher-paying roles in movies. He certainly wasn’t going to ever be an action star like Sylvester Stallone or Arnie, after all.

Still, this is just us clutching at straws. We reckon just about anybody would be happy to have $120 million in career earnings.

More Cool Facts About Richard Gere

Did you know that Richard Gere was in The Simpsons? In the animated TV show, he talks about Buddhism to Lisa Simpson. Since she is still a Buddhist in the show decades later, we guess that Richard Gere had a massive impact on the future of The Simpsons!

In fact, Richard Gere isn’t just your average practicing Buddhist. He has often worked in Tibet with Buddhists. He is even close friends with the Dalai Lama, where Richard Gere often travels to learn more about Buddhism.

There was a good chance that Richard may not even have ended up as an actor. During the early part of his career (long before he acted on stage), he was a musician. He would regularly compose music for school shows and everybody had him nailed on as a future top actor. However, at the tail end of the 60s, acting started to call out to him. As a result, the music career was put on hold. Although, he still regularly dabbles in it as a hobby.

For a long while, Richard was even banned from the Oscars. This was due to comments that he made about China. Although, since he has been brought back to host, we would imagine that this ban has long since been lifted…which is just as well. The man is still producing quality movies and could probably still grab himself a couple of Oscars.

And finally, you probably wouldn’t know this, but Richard is only successful in the business due to John Travolta. In the 70s, John Travolta had a ton of projects coming his way. He couldn’t take them all. There were 3 roles that were originally due to go to John, but he turned them down. Richard picked them up:

  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • American Gigolo
  • Days of Heaven

So, if John Travolta didn’t have as much work coming in, chances are that Richard Gere would have just been another non-name actor, and certainly never would have been known as one of the sexiest men alive for most of his career.

Final Thoughts

Richard Gere is an incredibly popular actor and for a long time regarded as one of the best-looking people in the world. Even now, at the age of 73 he is still turning heads. It helps that he is rather tall at 5 foot 10” and trim at 165lbs. Oh, and the $120 million in career earnings probably helps too.

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