Posted:September 14, 2012 Comments: 0 Great news! Anderson Cooper on his TV show right now.. Reminding guest Richard Gere how they met. You see, when Anderson Cooper was 12 years old, a photographer friend of the family took him to see Gere in a Broadway production of Bent. As you would. You remember Bent, right…? Come on! It’s “the gay men’s Anne Frank“!