Richard Gere says that since 2008 the big studios have not loved him, in part due to the low esteem that the Chinese public has of him. That is why we have looked for his best films to date, and that is how the ranking has remained, in which some other ‘indie’ work has been cast.
‘The two faces of the truth’ (Gregory Hoblit, 1996)
The actor was the lawyer defending a young altar boy, Aaron, from the murder of the Archbishop of Chicago. Difficult case given all that the character of Edward Norton could hide.
‘Officer and Gentleman’ (Taylor Hackford, 1982)
Undoubtedly one of his most emblematic roles is Zack Mayo, the young man who enlists in the navy, who tests his willpower, who falls in love with a girl, Paula (Debra Winger), and who offers one of the endings most romantic movies.
‘The great scam’ (Lasse Hallström, 2006)
He brought to life on the big screen Clifford Irving, the journalist who led a publisher to believe that he had permission to publish the autobiography of Howard Hugues, a work entirely invented by the journalist. The scandal splashed up to the White House. Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Stanley Tucci and Julie Delpy accompanied him in the cast.
‘Dirty Business’ (Mike Figgis, 1990)
Andy Garcia was the good cop assigned to work on internal affairs. The first colleague who has to investigate is the one played by Gere, who has supposedly created a network of influence peddling between several policemen. Mike Figgis was directing them in this detective story.
‘Chicago’ (Rob Marshall, 2002)
Terrence Malick directed him in this rural drama. A couple (Gere and Brooke Adams) pose as brothers to cheat on a young Texas landowner – together they hatch a plan to take advantage of his fortune. However things will not go as planned.