Richard Gere Actor This Emotional Life - PBS

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Awards and Credentials

  1. Golden Globe, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, for Chicago, 2003
  2. Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture, for Chicago, 2003

Richard Gere


Richard Gere is an internationally renowned film actor, dedicated social activist, and committed philanthropist. For more than twenty-five years, he has worked to bring attention and effective solutions to humanitarian issues rooted in intolerance, injustice, and inequality.
Since the early eighties, Mr. Gere has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV/AIDS where he began a personal campaign against stigma and discrimination associated with the disease.
Mr. Gere has also worked vigorously to protect the human rights and cultural survival of the Tibetan people. He was the Co-Founder and Chairman of Tibet House and joined the Board of Directors of the International Campaign for Tibet to more effectively engage both national and international forums of influence. To bring awareness to the Tibetan crisis, Mr. Gere has addressed the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Parliament, and the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He has also Co-sponsored four historic visits by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to New York City and will host His Holiness’ return in 2010.
Mr. Gere has received honors from amfAR, Amnesty International, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, OnexOne and the Harvard AIDS Institute. He is also the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award, the Marian Anderson Award and the prestigious Humanitarian Award from CARE.

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The space between your thoughts

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  • Actor Richard Gere ponders his personal philosophy of meditation. He talks about the value of using meditation to find the personal space between our thoughts.