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Tourist mistakes Richard Gere for beggar, gives him pizza

Published on Apr 28, 2014 1:31 AM
Cinema still from the movie Arbitrage, starring Richard Gere. -- FILE PHOTO: COLLIDER

NEW YORK (AFP) - A French tourist listened to her heart when she offered her pizza to a man spotted rummaging through trash in the streets of New York, not realising it was Richard Gere making a movie.

Ms Karine Valnais Gombeau, a 42-year-old Parisian, spotted the actor, a knit cap pulled down over his ears, sifting through rubbish as she came out of a pizzeria near Grand Central station in Manhattan, with her husband and 15-year-old son, the New York Post reported on Sunday.

Without blinking, Mr Gere, 64, asked her what was in the bag Ms Gombeau offered him.

"I tried to tell him in English, but it came out half in French," she told the Post.

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