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Richard Gere mistaken for homeless man on NYC shoot

Hollywood actor Richard Gere was so convincing playing a homeless man on the streets of New York that a French tourist gave him the rest of her family's pizza.

Hollywood actor Richard Gere was mistaken fora homeless man while filming for his new film Time Out of Mind
Hollywood actor Richard Gere was mistaken fora homeless man while filming for his new film Time Out of Mind Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA/Press Association Images

Karine Gombeau from Paris had just finished dinner in a New York restaurant and saw a scruffy-looking man rifling through a bin outside Grand Central station, according to the New York Post.

She walked over to donate the leftovers from her family's pizza, unaware that it was Richard Gere filming for his new movie Time Out of Mind, in which he plays a homeless New Yorker.

Gere called the tourist "an angel".

Richard Gere to star in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2

Richard Gere at the Premiere of Arbitrage premiere last February Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

Richard Gere has joined the cast for the follow-up to the hit film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

He and Episodes actress Tamsin Greig join returning stars including Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie.

Filming for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is already underway in India.

The original film, released in 2012, was a surprise hit earning more than £82 million at the box office worldwide.

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