Dishevelled Richard Gere is mistaken for a homeless man as a French tourist offers him leftover pizza
The actor is very convincing in his role as a homeless man
Monday 28 April 2014
Richard Gere was so convincing in his role as a homeless man in a new film that a kindly member of the public handed him a slice of pizza.
The actor was dressed in a scruffy anorak and beanie hat and was seen rummaging through a bin outside Grand Central Station while filming for Time Out Of Mind, in which he plays a homeless New Yorker who tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
He was in character drinking beer from a brown paper bag when a good natured French tourist approached him with the remains of a family pizza. Karine Gombeau from Paris had just finished dinner in a nearby restaurant when she saw the destitute-looking man scavenging through a bin.
“I said ‘Je suis désolée [I am sorry], but the pizza is cold,'" Gombeau told the NY Post. “He said ‘Thank you so much. God bless you.'"
Gombeau said that she and her family were oblivious to the film set and only realised that she had offered one of the world’s most famous actors her leftover pizza days later when she saw pictures of herself online.
“People came from all over the station and told my husband to stop filming,” she said. “People came out of the subways. It was very confusing.”
She wasn’t the only person to be fooled by Gere’s new guise. Salesman Mizan Rahman told reporters that Gere “looked like a natural homeless guy. It didn’t seem like he was acting.”
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Five facts you never knew about your (almost obsolete) tax disc
The Aral Sea: Nasa pictures show how what was once the fourth largest lake in the world has become almost completely dry
Amal Alamuddin: Human rights lawyer's legal chambers forced to upgrade website following George Clooney wedding
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
- < Previous
- Next >
£28, 700: Whiskey Whiskey Tango: Property Management Company is seeking a brig...
£80 - 100k + Bonus: Guru Careers: A COO / Chief Operating Officer is needed to...
£40000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager / Training Manager (L&D /...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Manager - Edgware, Lon...