BLOG: Woman Mistakes Hollywood Actor For a Homeless Man

Courtesy: Luis Jr.-Rodrigo / Ramey

It’s the picture of an act of kindness. A French tourist reportedly walked out of a Manhattan pizzeria to find a man digging through the trash. Karine Valnais Gombeau, a 42-year-old Parisian, quickly handed over her extra pizza to the man. She says the man thanked her and said, “God bless you,” and she went on her way.

What she did not realize is the man she showed humanity to was award winning actor Richard Gere. In fact, she had actually walked into the middle of a set without even knowing it. The 64 year old Gere, known for movies like “Pretty Woman” and “Chicago” was shooting a scene–with the crew shooting from the other side of the street-for his upcoming movie “Time Out of Mind.” It wasn’t until she was shown a picture of herself and Gere, that she realized what happened.

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