Richard Gere was seen scavenging through a garbage bin and drinking beer from a brown paper bag outside the Grand Central Station. It was a quarter to 6 in the evening when a tourist from Paris approached to hand him leftover pizza from an Italian restaurant nearby.
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Coming from Paris, the tourist, Karine Gombeau who did not recognize the actor, simply acted out of sincere kindness towards a homeless man. Little did she know that the man dressed in a scruffy outfit was the famous Hollywood actor who is reportedly worth $100 million and was only playing out his role all too well in preparation for his movie Time Out of Mind.