Richard Tiffany Gere, an American actor, was born on August 31, 1949. In the 1970s, he made his cinematic debut with a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a major role in Days of Heaven (1978). His breakthrough came with his role in the 1980 film American Gigolo (1980), which cemented his reputation as a leading man and a sex icon.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1977 Hollywood crime thriller movie based on the best-selling 1975 novel of the same name by Judith Rossner, which was inspired by the 1973 murder of New York City schoolteacher Roseann Quinn, who maintained a double life. Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Richard Kiley, and Richard Gere star in the picture, which was written and directed by Richard Brooks. In its first weekend, Looking For Mr Goodbar grossed $1,540,635 from 110 cinemas.
The movie was a smash hit, grossing $22.5 million, and earned two Academy Award nominations for Tuesday Weld for Best Supporting Actress and William Fraker for Best Cinematography. The soundtrack CD for the film Looking For Mr. Goodbar was released in 1977. The CD includes various disco, R&B, and rock tracks from the era, as well as the film’s theme, ‘Don’t Ask To Stay Until Tomorrow,’ which reflects the music played in clubs and discos at the time.