Richard Gere is one of the finest actors of his generation. He’s been keeping a lower profile as of late, but he’s always been one of my favorite actors. He’s always interesting and let’s face it, Pretty Woman is a classic.
I’ve rarely seen him out and about and have only met him one other time which was a great night out.
This time I’m heading out with Scotty for a q and a for his film Time out of Mind. It’s a very interesting story about a homeless man trying to reconnect with his daughter.
It was a hard movie to sit through only because of how much struggle the homeless have to go through. Richard Gere was excellent in it.
During the q and a Richard was cordial and energetic. He talked about the film, and shooting in New York. They used very practical locations.
Richard remarked how easy it was for him to move around while in character because people don’t want to look at the homeless, they want to look past them. He even had one woman give him leftovers while in character not realizing that they were shooting a film.
Quite interesting on a sociological level.
It was a short q and a I will say, there was another screening after and they had to wrap it up very quickly.
After the q and a ended Richard was getting rushed out, but Scotty and I asked him if he would mind signing.
Richard said, “Okay guys, but just one each!” We were like sure.
I have an American Gigolo mini poster I wanted done, but I grabbed my Mothman Prophecies poster first. Doh!
I do love The Mothman Prophecies it was such an interesting film. Richard looked and asked who I already had sign it and I said Laura Linney. I think he was shocked I had that movie. I do love it.
Scotty had a laserdisc for An Officer and a Gentleman.
It was super fast and after we thanked him.
And that kids… As we say, is that.
Until next time….