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  • KyleBailey
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    Our second profile is on Richard Gere. Part of a Best Picture winner and a co star in his films that have nominated performance but not him. 

    Days of Heaven (1978)

    American Gigolo (1980)

    An Officer and a Gentelman (1982)

    Pretty Woman (1990)

    Primal Fear (1996)

    Chicago (2002)

    Unfaithful (2002)

    I’m Not There (2007)

    Arbitrage (2012)  

     

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    KyleBailey
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    For me, Chicago is his most worthy. Everyone got nominated except for him and that’s a shame. That Best Actor line up was a packed one (Lewis, Brody, Nicholson, Caine, and Cage) but I really thought Gere should have been in over Brody. (Haven’t seen Caine though). I just watched Primal Fear this weekend and thought he was great in that too. 

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    Halo_Insider
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    I’m leaning toward Internal Affairs.

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    KyleBailey
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    That was the one on the cutting room floor to make a slot for Other. 

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    seoul
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    Which Oscar nominations was he supposed to be nominated but he wasn’t? Was his snub for Chicago shocking?

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    benbraddock
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    Never gave a good performance in ANYTHING.. He is so bad in some films that he is laughable.
    Thank god for his good looks that have kept him a movie star..I think i am a pretty good judge of
    acting and good actors..and he has never been worthy of a nomination, IMO

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    Gere is no worse an actor than John Travolta (2 Oscar nominations).

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    Daniel B.
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    Which Oscar nominations was he supposed to be nominated but he wasn’t? Was his snub for Chicago shocking?

    Gere’s performance in Chicago was easily the closest he’s ever come to an Oscar nomination. He was nominated for a SAG award, and won a Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) for the role, and was in the lead male in a Best Picture winner for which 4 of his costars received nominations. Unfortunately for him, it was a crowded year:

    • Adrien Brody (The Pianist) – Oscar win, Globe nom (drama), SAG nom, BAFTA nom
    • Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York) – Oscar nom, Globe nom (drama), SAG win, BAFTA win, Critics Choice win (tie)
    • Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt) – Oscar nom, Globe win (drama), SAG nom, BAFTA nom, Critics Choice win (tie)
    • Nicolas Cage (Adaptation) – Oscar nom, Globe nom (musical/comedy), SAG nom, BAFTA nom
    • Michael Caine (The Quiet American) – Oscar nom, Globe nom (drama), BAFTA nom

    Gere was easily in 6th place. I don’t think there’s any question about that. He was definitely considered a snub at the time. 2-time Oscar winner Michael Caine was seen as the one who stole his nomination, but to his credit, he did have significant precursor noms, including a BAFTA nom that Gere didn’t have. The only other actors that received major precursor noms were definitely out-done by Gere:

    • Kieran Culkin (Igby Goes Down) – Globe nom (musical/comedy)
    • Leonardo DiCaprio (Catch Me If You Can) – Globe nom (drama)
    • Hugh Grant (About a Boy) – Globe nom (musical/comedy)
    • Adam Sandler (Punch-Drunk Love) – Globe nom (musical/comedy)
    • Robin Williams (One Hour Photo) – Critics Choice nom

    Gere also received Golden Globe nominations for An Officer and a Gentleman (drama), Pretty Woman (musical/comedy), and Arbitrage (drama). He received Satellite nominations for Dr. T & the Women and The Hoax, and a David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for Days of Heaven.

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