Richard Gere began his acting career in the 1970s, playing a supporting role
in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), and he had a starring role in Days of
Heaven (1978). He became well known for his role in American Gigolo
(1980), which established him as a leading man. Gere then stared in
several hit films including An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Pretty
Woman (1990), Primal Fear (1996), and the musical film Chicago
(2002), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor,
as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast.