Richard Gere talks "Arbitrage" : At 63, Richard Gere is still a bankable global film star. But that means his presence in a project helps to get it made--not that he'll make serious dough. Those days are over, as they have been for most movie actors for some time. In a way, that's a good thing, if not for them, for the movies. If actors aren't tempted to star in studio drek, they're forced to consider the quality of a given role.