Actor, Richard Gere, has it all – the dashing good looks, the bankable acting talent, the fame, the fortune, the…Becker’s Nevus? Yes, he really does have it all, even a rare skin disorder! First documented in 1948 by U.S. dermatologist, Samuel William Becker, a Becker’s Nevus generally first appears as an irregular pigmentation of the shoulders or upper chest, which gradually enlarges and becomes thickened and often hairy. No treatment is usually necessary, except for cosmetic reasons. However, it’s worthy of note that Richard Gere has never concealed his Becker’s Nevus during movie love scenes. In An Officer and a Gentleman he felt comfortable enough to frolic around shirtless with Debra Winger and show the whole world his ‘hairy birthmark’. So if he doesn’t have a problem with it…
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