Hedge Fund managers aren't the most popular chaps at the minute, let alone ones who indulge in illegal behaviour to try and cover up their losses, so Richard Gere faces a tough task in new movie 'Arbitrage' making audiences see the human side of his character.
In an interview with Reuters Gere insists that his character in the movie that opens in the US on Friday isn't Robert Miller "is not an evil person," but admitted that he did, "spend his life believing his own hubris" and, "makes very bad decisions."
Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere star in 'Arbitrage' (Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN)
Despite Miller's illegal misdeeds and immense wealth, audiences see a humanness they relate to, Gere insisted: "I've been delighted by how many people came up to me and said they felt bad because they identified with him so much and wanted him to get out of his problems."
The movie follows Miller as he makes a crucial mistake that leads to his downfall and stars Susan Sarandon.
Gere, who starred in 'Pretty Woman' has in the past played controversial characters sympathetically, staring as a man who faked a biography of billionaire Howard Hughes in 'The Hoax'.
Writer and director Nicholas Jarecki told Reuters that it was, "the classic tragic tale of a good man gone wrong".
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