What a powerful story!
Earlier this month, a picture posted by a fan pretending to be Richard Gere went viral. The message claimed that the star went undercover while filming his new flick Time Out of Mind and gave $100 to various homeless people in New York.
The real 66-year-old icon caught wind of the picture that drew more than 1.6 million likes and chose to clear up the situation.
ICYMI, read the original post (below)!
The movie follows Gere's character — homeless and mentally ill, George — as he tries to fix his relationship with his daughter, played by Jena Malone. During filming, Mr. Gere was essentially undercover in an (sometimes failed) attempt to not be recognized.
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Despite not having any social media of his own, the Pretty Woman actor enlisted the help of costar Malone's Facebook profile to send a message to his fans.
He certainly has a type!
Following his split from Padma Lakshmi at the end of last year, Richard Gere has reportedly found himself a new girlfriend.
The 65-year-old was spotted on vacation in Sicily over the weekend with his rumored GF 32-year-old Alejandra Silva!
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Alejandra is a socialite from Spain, and we're totally pro their 33-year age difference as long as they're both happy!
Plus, we're hearing that a friend of Alejandra's told ABC in Spain that the pair has been together for a year and they've managed to stay out of the public eye the whole time.
Have fun, guys!
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Aw, we're disappointed by this break-up news…we thought the pairing between Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi might last!
The couple, who began quietly dating back in April, unfortunately decided to call it quits this month due to 'work commitments'.
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According to sources, the 20 year age difference wasn't a factor in the break-up(Padma has a long history of dating older men), but rather it was just an issue of timing.
A source close to the couple revealed:
Sorry, Hollywood screenwriters. Sometimes the best lines in films AREN’T the ones you wrote down in the script!
In fact, some of the most famous scenes in movies are completely improvised on the set! An actor will do or say something that just feels right and…
Like Heath Ledger in his posthumous Oscar-winning role as The Joker in The Dark Knight. No one instructed Heath to applaud like he did while Commissioner Gordon’s promotion was announced at Gotham’s Police Headquarters. But Heath gave director Christopher Nolan a take with a slow clap that was just too good (and evil) not to use!
Want to see which other scenes were unplanned but went on to become onscreen classics?
See our entire GIF list…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi could obviously care less about their twenty year age difference!
The 64-year-old Richard and 43-year-old Padma were spotted on a romantical dinner date in New Jersey and according to a source, the pair looked quite cozy:
What an AH-Mazing story!
A French mom and her family were touring New York City after a meal in Little Italy, when she saw a homeless man near a trash can. She was carrying their leftovers and gave them to the man.
Well, it turned out that man was Richard Gere in character for his upcoming film! The family had stumbled right into a
Oh, these two are totally banging on pianos! Well, we hope so at least!
Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi are officially getting it on! We hope that they're having so many days (and nights) in heaven! Well, mostly nights!
According to a source, these two are just starting to get to know each other, biblically and otherwise: