Richard Gere ageing like a fine wine on 68th birthday
SORRY, gents, but does Richard Gere seem to be getting better looking each year?
The American actor, anti-war and civil rights activist, philanthropist and pianist, turns 68 today.
Watching another re-run of the movie Pretty Woman reminds me of his poise and super good looks as he leads his co-star Julia Roberts through the entertaining story.
What is your favourite Richard Gere movie?
This poll ended on 31 December 2017.
An Officer and a Gentleman
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Gere's other stand-out movies have been Report to the Commissioner, American Gigolo, An Officer and A Gentleman, and Chicago.
Adding to his allure as a handsome, and accomplished actor, he was once married to super-model Cindy Crawford - albeit for about four short years.
Prior to that marriage he had been linked with Priscilla Presley and Kim Basinger.
Gere is not just about looks. He courted controversy for many years with his stance on wide-ranging community and political issues.
A follower of Buddhism, Gere has fought for Tibet's freedom from China, supported AIDS sufferers in India, raised funds for tribal peoples, spoken out on ecology issues and supported Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Back on the silver screen, Gere shines in his latest movie, The Dinner, which will be released in Australia on September 7. It's about two sets of wealthy parents who meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed. Stay tuned on how this movie plays out.
Happy birthday Mr Gere!