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Richard Gere: Myths and Lies

Richard Gere: "We're going after a lot of things" in <em>The Hoax.</em>
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Richard Gere: "We're going after a lot of things" in <em>The Hoax.</em>

With nearly 40 films to his credit, including Days of Heaven, American Gigolo, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Cotton Club, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Richard Gere knows an iconic character when he sees one.

In his latest film, The Hoax, Gere plays a scam artist who lands a seven-figure book deal with a major publisher. It's based on the true story of Clifford Irving, who claimed to be an authorized biographer of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.

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