Richard Gere has pulled some serious babes – both in real life, like the queen slayer of all supermodels Cindy Crawford, and on film – and he deserves a tip of the hat for all of his notable conquests. His ability to hook, line, and sinker a grade-A fox should be recognized, even if it did come at the hand of a casting director. The incredible range of women Richard has seduced on film has spanned through time and space; here are some of my favorites:
Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman: I bet you think of her every time you see someone being carried out of work (which totally happens more often than you’d think).
Diane Keaton in Looking for Mr. Goodbar: If bad pickup lines are your thing then you’ll love their first interaction at a bar – it seriously makes #TinderNightmares seem like an eHarmony commercial.
Valerie Kaprisky in Breathless: She makes Neve and Denise’s pool scene in Wild Things look like child’s play.
Winona Ryder in Autumn in New York: Neither May nor December are in autumn, but this age-gap-romance is one for the books. Throw in a terminal illness and you’ve got all the makings of a great relationship!
Brooke Adams in Days of Heaven: A love triangle, sprawling fields, and new technology like planes and trains – who knew 1916 was such a romantic setting!
Laura Linney in Primal Fear: Watch Richard “rub up to a woman with a brain” – it will make you long for jury duty just to witness the sexual tension in the courtroom.
Everyone (especially Lauren Hutton) in American Gigolo: Remember kids, money can buy you love.