Hollywood veteran Richard Gere was hurt by the lack of Academy recognition for his performance in hit movie musical "Chicago" after watching all of his famous co-stars earn Oscars praise for their work in the film.
The actor, 63, admits he has never paid much attention to awards news, but when his pals Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger and John C. Reilly all landed nominations in the run-up to the 2003 Oscars, he felt more than a little left out by the snub.
In an interview on "The View," which aired on Friday, Gere, who played
singing and dancing lawyer-for-hire Billy Flynn in the film, said, "The only
time it really bothered me was in 'Chicago.' Everyone else got nominated. I'm
waiting for my name [to be read out in the nominations] and it goes right by me,
like, 'Wow, what happened?' I have to admit, that got to me."
Zeta-Jones was the only one to claim gold at the ceremony, while the film also landed five other honors, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing and Best Costume Design.
Critics have tipped Gere's role in new drama "Arbitrage" as one Academy officials won't be able to ignore, but the "Pretty Woman" star refuses to get caught up in the hype.
When asked for his reaction to the Oscar buzz, he simply replied, "People have been very generous about this movie."
MSN get it right I saw the interview he was ask if it ever bothered him he didn't
get an Oscar nomination ,when his co-stars did ? He said yes 1 time for Chicago he never said he holds a grudge or ever had a grudge He simple stated at 1 time it did bother him. Now he'll never give an interview again and can u blame him. Why do this to anyone? Who ever wrote that headline should be FIRED!!! He is diffidently not still sore!!!!GET IT RIGHT. Maybe I'll have to change my home page!!!
C'mon now! Richard Gere is the sexiest man on screen even at the age of 63! Just watch him walk from behind - he always had THE walk! And the most underrated and talented actor of my day! The interview on The View on Friday shows what a modest man he truly is!
To each his own, but I have seen every movie he ever appeared in and many more than once!
Love that man!
I love all Richard Gere movies.....Going all the way back to " Looking for Mr. Goodbar " ..........
I think Richard Gere is a wonderful actor.