When you speak about someone like Richard Gere, terms like dandy, dazzling and heart throbbing automatically tend to deploy within the context. One of the most successful male sex symbols of Hollywood who stole the hearts of million women although he never considered to be one. Everything that is said of him is true but with such obsessions, it is obvious to throw his acting skills to dust which he mildly surfaced on-screen. No matter how kind or cruel his character in the film is, he always wears a puppy smile, ‘Pretty Woman’ or ‘Internal Affairs’ for that matter. With Terrence Malick’s pristine classic ‘Days of Heaven’ came his prime success followed by the so-worshipped woman hunter role in ‘American Gigolo’ and ‘An Officer and A Gentleman’. He found solace in films and with time, he evolved and emitted more of his rare multi-faceted tones into the characters he played.
”At no time in my life have I ever felt like a sex symbol. It’s an illusion. But the work you do and the spirit that you give to it does have an impact on people and that I can take pride in”
Let’s wrap up with this declared thought of his and begin to explore his genuine path to success. Here is the list of top 12 movies of Richard Gere, selected from his vast filmography. You can watch some of these best Richard Gere movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. American Gigolo (1980)
Richard Gere at his sexiest. This film dropped Gere right on the radar and gained him recognition as a sex symbol if not as an actor. He plays a male escort who also satisfy older woman on request. One such woman falls in love with him while he gets framed for a homicide. The writer turned director Paul Schrader utilized Gere’s looks and sex appeal to trap the viewer’s nerves, also insisting him to go nude for the film. Truly, Gere was the gigolo Hollywood was looking for back then.