Gere has been tramping about town shooting scenes for a new film, pawing through movie-set garbage and drinking beers on city benches. Apparently unaware of the cameras, a French tourist felt bad when she saw Gere pretending to scavenge for food and offered him her leftovers.
"What's in the bag?" Gere, 64, asked.
"I tried to tell him in English, but it came out half in French," she said.
"I said, 'Je suis désolée [I am sorry], but the pizza is cold.' "
Apparently, millionaire beggars can't be choosers.
"He said, 'Thank you so much. God bless you,' " Gombeau recalled.
The tourist only found out who he really was later when the a friend saw a photo of her in a newspaper.
"I think he's very handsome, even at his age," she told the Post. "Pretty Woman was not my favorite movie, but I really loved Chicago."
[image via AP]