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Richard Gere Receiving Lifetime Achievement In Acting At Hamptons International Film Festival

Originally Posted: September 21, 2012

Nicole Barylski

Richard Gere is receiving the Lifetime Achievement in Acting at HIFF. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)

Actor Richard Gere is receiving the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting at the 20th Anniversary for The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF).

Gere will receive the award during the HIFF's "Conversation With Richard Gere", a discussion with Gere about his life and career on October 6th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. HIFF Honorary Chairman Alec Baldwin will moderate the presentation sponsored by Capital One which will feature a montage highlighting Gere's career.

Gere made his acting debut in Terence Malick's "Days Of Heaven" and has appeared in classics like "Pretty Woman", "American Gigolo", "An Officer and a Gentleman", "Chicago" and most recently "Arbitrage". Executive Director of HIFF Karen Arikian stated, "Richard Gere's outstanding body of work speaks for itself. Richard's phenomenal talent and social activism has showcased his passion and heart. We are thrilled to present him with the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting." HIFF is presenting a special screening of "Days of Heaven" to honor Gere.

Gere isn't just a talented actor, he also is an accomplished musician, photographer and humanitarian, advocating for human rights with organizations like The International Campaign for Tibet, Survival International and Healing the Divide. He started The Gere Foundation, to support the cultural preservation of Tibet and the Tibetan people.

The 20th anniversary edition takes place over Columbus Day weekend, October 4th to 8th, 2012.

For more information visit: www.hamptonsfilmfest.org

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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