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 (1979). His breakthrough came with his role in the 1980 film American Gigolo, which cemented his reputation as a leading man and a sex icon.
The Double is a 2011 American spy movie featuring Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Stephen Moyer, and Martin Sheen, directed by Michael Brandt and written by Brandt and Derek Haas. The movie follows a veteran CIA operator who teams up with a rookie FBI agent to investigate the assassination of a US senator by a Soviet assassin. On October 28, 2011, it was released. The movie received mixed reviews from reviewers and was a financial disaster.
At a warehouse, two FBI agents are conducting surveillance. Senator Dennis Darden (Ed Kelly) is walking out the door when he is ambushed from behind by an assassin who cuts his throat and flees. The agents arrive on the scene to discover the man has died. They were unable to identify the assassin since he carried out the murder in the dark. Later, CIA officers come and assume command of the situation.