Richard Gere Interview on 9/11, New Movie ‘Arbitrage’ Video

I don’t know what’s going on. I think europeans are — the whole town comes out. But make the same kind of moral bad decisions. The drinking. That moment seems so fresh. She says one of the things you pull off here in the character, is everyone is watching this thing, knowing at some level, your character’s a very bad guy. If you really look at the film, there’s nobody in this film that doesn’t make some bad decisions. The trainers. You know, when we made the movie, bernie madoff was kind of the archetype of everybody’s idea of corruption, and money, funds, greed, and all that. How do you think I pay for them? She wanted to cut that scene because I listed 50 things. But you’re also rooting for him. This is something ripped out of the headlines. The cell wasn’t working. The wonderful, charities. And now, we’re seeing all these bankers and fund managers, who are more like us. So, three hours later, I’m up there. That’s what everybody was doing that day. One thing about this movie, but people think — you and I and probably the 400 people who are here, we think we can compartmentalize our morality. They’re all connected. I was making too good of a case. He’s wealthy, yeah. Yes, the charities. You knew nothing? I knew nothing until I got there because I had the radio off. Let’s show a little of that. But on the inside, your world seems to be crashing in on you. And I come into this retreat that’s on a lake. But it’s very nice. Although, as you say, no. I was driving up to massachusetts.

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Transcript for Richard Gere on 9/11, New Movie ‘Arbitrage’

Test Text1 plain On this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pause, now, to remember that moment, when the first plane hit the world trade center. But these are the dinosaur awards. It’s very generous and very loving. I didn’t even want the radio on. You play a wall street titan, a benevolent billionaire on the outside. If you look at her actions and where she’s coming from. “Arbitrage” comes out friday. I’ve had close friends come up to me who were really angry with me because they were rooting for the guy. And everyone was okay. The movie’s going to be a big hit. I left early in the morning. I was on my way to a retreat up in massachusetts. One of the things you get into, are the masters of the universe, also try to create their own moral universe. How do you think I’ve tolerated all this? Tolerated? What about me? What about the complaining. Also getting honored, I saw at the zurich film festival. I finally got through to the family. This guy makes very bad decisions. Were you in washington then? I was here. ? The land of the free and the home of the brave ? a bell tolls. I don’t know if he’s a billionaire, by the way. The festivals that I’ve been to. And our other relationships. Especially the european ones. The phone wasn’t working. You remember, it was the most beautiful day. It doesn’t work that way. From the cops. And it was such a beautiful day. And in business we can be this, at home we can be this. Yeah. It was such a beautiful day. Take sure your family is okay. Mid life. Absolutely. I forgot this was the 11th until this morning. We had to pull some out. Richard, thank you very much.

. And everyone is stunned. I couldn’t call back home. It recalls the bernie madoff scandal. You know, she’s gotten very comfortable with the lifestyle. I do want to move on to your movie. And we’re back, now, in the studio, with our next guest, richard gere. He’s not quite a billionaire. Like san sebastian, the whole town, the whole region comes out. And we remember the victims of those attacks, 11 years ago today. By the time, the movie was released, it had gone past bernie madoff, who was obviously a very sick man. It’s just filled with love and affection. Our actions, our thoughts, our morality, resonates through every part of our lives. It’s hard not to get caught up in that, richard. I left like 7:00 in the morning. You know, at the peak of your power right now. One of them is your wife. Talking to my producer, kate, about this early this morning. Everything. How does it feel to get the lifetime achievement awards? It’s a little premature. I was here in new york. The unhappiness. You have to be of a certain age and they start giving you this stuff. Thank you for sharing that. They started to tell me what was going on. Just like today. The movie is not easy. They’re more normal people, certainly living at a different stratosphere. The shopping. It is getting such great reviews all across the country. Susan sarandon

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