Appearances of Richard Gere in MAD
MAD Magazine #238 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Artist Mort Drucker and writer Stan Hart were responsible for Richard Gere's two most prominent early MAD appearances. First up: The duo's parody of An Officer and a Gentleman, capped off by this send-up of the iconic closing sequence involving Gere and Debra Winger. More art and dialogue from "An Officer Ain't No Gentleman," which originally ran in the "C'EST LA GERE DEP'T" of MAD #238 (April '83)
MAD Magazine #302 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Still one of Richard Gere's best-known roles, his pairing with Julia Roberts in 1990's Pretty Woman was zinged by Stan Hart and Mort Drucker in the fourth installment of the "MAD's Video Reviews" series. Unlike the previous three (and the following two), this edition was not illustrated by Sam Viviano and actually had a pair of "hosts" - Gene "Fishkill" Siskel and Roger "Eclair" Ebert. Originally appearing in MAD #302 (April '91), MAD re-ran the whole thing on its blog to honour Ebert's death
MAD Magazine #428 • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Tom Richmond caricatured Chicago co-stars Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger as part of his artwork for the Best Picture portion of "MAD Sizes Up The 2003 Oscars." It was part of six pages' worth of Academy Award "predictions" that ran in MAD #428 (April '03). Drew Friedman caricatured Richard Gere for the Best Actor portion of "MAD Sizes Up The 2003 Oscars." Co-written by Greg Leitman, Mike Snider, David Shayne and Barry Liebmann, it ran in MAD #428 (April '03).