Richard Gere

Lynn Hirschberg asks Richard Gere which celebrity makes him swoon.

Released on 1/2/2013

Credits

Starring: Richard Gere

Transcript

00:04
You know, I hate to say this,
00:05
and I'm trying to edit myself,
00:06
but I remember when I was growing up
00:11
is when TV started,
00:13
so the early 50's, I was born in '49.
00:16
So, the movies that you saw on TV
00:19
when you came home from school
00:20
were these really horrible badly dubbed
00:24
Italian muscle movies,
00:27
and I remember Steve Reeves, you remember him?
00:31
Steve Reeves was a muscle guy,
00:34
and an athlete,
00:36
but he was like the Clint Eastwood of his day.
00:40
Instead of doing Westerns he was doing these kind of
00:44
mythical muscle movies from Bible stories
00:48
and Greek myths, and that kind of stuff,
00:50
and there was something about those movies
00:51
that I found incredibly transporting.
00:53
There was no one on the planet,
00:55
probably men or women that didn't have a crush
00:59
on Julie Christie.
01:00
I mean, this was Darling,
01:02
this was Far From The Maddening Crowd,
01:04
it was Dr. Zhivago, it was,
01:08
the women of that time,
01:11
and Julie Christie clearly spoke to our world.
01:16
It was a thing she had that is undeniable.
01:20
It's the lips.
01:21
[Female] It's the lips.
01:22
(laughs)
01:23
Yeah, it's the lips.