Richard Gere: Hear the Stories Behind His Big Moments!
"I never thought it would be in the movie ... it didn't work!" Gere, 57, says of the sweep-her-off-her-feet finale of An Officer and a Gentleman (with Debra Winger). But as he watched the scene in a theater, "the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I was like, 'Wow!' " Click below to hear what changed his mind.
"That was a hundred years ago," sighs Gere, who gave gravity boots sex appeal in American Gigolo. Click below to find out how he got into character – and what happened to the boots!
He relished playing a con artist in his new movie The Hoax. "You want him to get away with it," says Gere, who de-glammed for the role by coloring his hair a drab brown and getting a frizzy perm. Click below to hear more about the movie.
"That was a big time for me, to go to London and star in a play on the West End," says Gere (second from right) of his first big role – as Danny Zuko in Grease. Click below to hear how he took the town by motorcycle.
The Dalai Lama "isn't exactly a moviegoer," says Gere, a Buddhist and longtime friend of the Tibetan leader (with Gere in Italy). Click below to hear why the Dalai Lama laughed when they first met.
"Oh, it's just silly!" he says of snagging PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive title. Click below to hear more!