Maybe it's his Buddhist beliefs or his friendship with the Dalai Lama. Maybe it's the years of devoted humanitarian work. Maybe it's the satisfaction of a job well done. Or maybe he's just a consummate professional.
But when Richard Gere called to discuss his new movie, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," on Tuesday night from the film's New York premiere, he sounded as calm and unflappable as some of his greatest characters.