by Helen Earnshaw |
Name: Richard Gere
Character: Robert Miller
Synopsis: When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life.
But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed.
Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Laetetia Casta).
Just as he's about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller's past.
One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits.
Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity. Will he make it out before the bubble bursts?
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Richard Gere has one win under his belt as he picked up Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Chicago.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: He also picked up nominations for an Officer and a Gentleman Pretty Woman.
Critics: Mr. Gere is one of cinema's great walkers, graced with a suggestively predatory physical suppleness, and he slips through the movie like a panther. He's the film's most deluxe item. - New York Times
- The main reason to see Arbitrage is Gere, whose steady improvement with age (he just turned 63) is not remarked upon enough. - TIME Magazine
- Richard Gere's performance in the sinfully entertaining Arbitrage is too good to ignore. At 62, he is at the peak of his powers. - Rolling Stone
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