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    Apr 29, 2014

    Gere, mistaken for scavenger in NY, gets offer of pizza


    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 that it was Richard Gere making a movie.

    Karine Valnais Gombeau, 42, 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, the New York Post reported on Sunday.

    "I said, 'Je suis desolee (I am sorry), but the pizza is cold.' He said, 'Thank you so much. God bless you'," she told the Post.

    She left without knowing it was Gere, 64, making his new movie, Time Out Of Mind, until the Post ran a photo of the moment two days later.