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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 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".