Herb Ritts, Richard Gere, Poolside, 1982. Courtesy of the Herb Ritts Foundation, Los Angeles © Herb Ritts Foundation. Photo courtesy Palm Springs Art Museum Southern California, Herbs Ritts, Swim Pools, The Angel, Palms Spring, Richard Gere, Backyard Oasis, American Dreams, New Books
Richard Gere (b. 1949) is an American actor. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film 'American Gigolo', which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in several hit films including 'An Officer and a Gentleman', 'Pretty Woman', 'Primal Fear', and 'Chicago', for which he won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast.
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder photographed by Herb Ritts for Vogue UK, 1990. "When I met Johnny, I was pure virgin. He changed that. He was my first everything. My first REAL kiss. My first REAL boyfriend. My first fiancee. The first guy I had sex with. So he'll always be in my heart. Forever. Kind of funny that word."