03/19/2012 04:02 pm ET Updated May 19, 2012

Richard Gere: 'Pretty Woman' Was 'My Least Favorite' Movie

Most girls swoon at the mere mention of "Pretty Woman," the 1991 romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. However, there is one person who isn't left weak at the knees from it: Gere himself.

The actor -- who was doing press for his upcoming flick, "Arbitrage" -- had some unkind words for the beloved rom-com, admitting to Australian magazine Woman's Day, "It's my least favorite thing."

Said Gere: "People ask me about that movie, but I've forgotten it. That was a silly romantic comedy. ['Arbitrage'] is a much more serious movie that has some real cause and effect."

However, the 62-year-old wasn't done bashing the flick, connecting it with the out-of-control bank CEOs of today's financial crisis. (Really.)

"['Pretty Woman'] made those guys seem dashing, which was so wrong," he said. "Thankfully, today, we are all more skeptical of those guys."

"Pretty Woman" starred Gere as successful businessman Edward Lewis (Gere), who falls for a prostitue named Vivian Ward (Roberts).

For those who aren't seething with anger over Gere's statements, you can check him out in "Arbitrage," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to strong reviews. It hits theaters on Aug. 31.

[Woman's Day via Daily Mail]


Richard Gere and Julia Roberts on the Red Carpet