A French woman thought she was doing a good deed by sharing her pizza leftovers with a homeless person just outside Grand Central Terminal in New York. Little did she know he was actually the Golden Globe Award winner Richard Gere.
64 year old Gere was dressed as a homeless man and was apparently going through the trash near the train station. He was actually on the set of his new project, entitled Time Out of Mind. When 42 year old Karine Gombeau saw him going through the trash, she immediately handed him her leftover pizza from Little Italy. Karine apologized for the cold pizza and walked away after Gere thanked her for her gesture. The woman realized who the “homeless” guy was only when a staff member at the hotel she was staying in showed her a picture of Gere in a newspaper. The woman was more than shocked when she realized what had happened.
As funny as the story is, we must acknowledge Gere’s humility. Some actors would have probably been annoyed at the woman for not recognizing them.