Richard Gere's Oscar Campaign: Here's What It Should Be

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Richard Gere has been in a lot of pretty memorable movies, including Days of Heaven, Yanks, American Gigolo, An Officer and Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Unfaithful, and Chicago.

But he's never been nominated for an Oscar!

And that should be his Oscar campaign!

Remember last year?

Meryl Streep's campaign shamed voters into giving her the trophy for The Iron Lady because, as they were repeatedly reminded, she's the greatest actress alive and she hadn't won in 29 years!

And then she won!

So Gere's people need to pull a Meryl and do something similar.

They should urge the Academy to forget the old days (you know, Cotton Club, King David, and the ad he and Cindy Crawford took out saying they were straight) and remember that he was all set to finally get nominated for Chicago, but then Nic Cage snuck in there and got it for Adaptation.

So one of our longest running, most accomplished movie stars has never even been in the race!

Fortunately for Gere, he's gotten excellent reviews for playing an unraveling hedge-fund hog in Arbitrage, so I think he might get it this time.

The 100th time is always the charm.

If not, Buddhism will surely get him through it.

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14 comments
psb1969
psb1969

I so agree! Gere is long overdue for an Oscar nod.

Btw, Nicolas Cage did not win the best actor Oscar for Adaptation.

It went to Adrian Brody for The Pianist that year.

bwaybill
bwaybill

I think a computer glitch (re the photos) was mentioned in another post. Glad it's been fixed.

rastapopolos
rastapopolos

@ebertchicago Is it just me or is there a photo of Jerry Sandusky in that article on Richard Gere ..

jackson30
jackson30

It's a tight race this year with Daniel Day Lewis, Joaquin Phoneix, etc, but he might do it. Fingers crossed. (Though I haven't seen Arbitrage and don't want to.)

willgold22
willgold22

@realstevegray It is pretty funny, unless you're Richard Gere.

willgold22
willgold22

@rastapopolos @ebertchicago It's not just you. I wonder how long it will be before Michael corrects it...

realstevegray
realstevegray

@willgold22 true, oh michael, he is always good for a laugh

rastapopolos
rastapopolos

@willgold22 @ebertchicago Looks like it has..

rastapopolos
rastapopolos

@willgold22 lol yeah. Except for Richard Gere :P

willgold22
willgold22

@rastapopolos @ebertchicago Fun while it lasted!

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