Superstar banned from China:Richard Gere- China Wars
In 1993, he was summarily Banned from being a presenter at the prestigious Academy Awards in 1993, after he continued his affront to China's regime and rule and openly criticized them for refusing to grant Tibet independence.
Gere continued to rock China's proverbial boat when, in 2008, he called for the boycott of the China Olympics games in an effort to continue his efforts to force China to grant Tibet their independence.
No doubt, his public appearance with the Dalai Lama must be an affront to China. The final straw was the Fiat ad in which he is the star driving a Lancia in a Tibetan village and in which they make a handprint in the snow.