Richard Gere holds Facebook Q&A after homeless photo goes viral

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Richard Gere Posed as a Homeless Man


Last month, a photo was posted to a Richard Gere fan Facebook page describing the amazing act of kindness the Golden Globe winning actor performed.

SEE ALSO: Richard Gere posed as a homeless man for a movie, but what he did afterwards will warm your heart

For his latest film "Time Out of Mind," Gere played the role of a homeless man who is hoping to rekindle his relationship with his daughter. The actor had to go undercover for the role and witnessed the many struggles homeless people face on a day to day basis.

The photo, which quickly went viral, described how Gere went around and gave every homeless person he saw $100 and encouraged others to help if they could.

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Richard Gere holds Facebook Q&A after homeless photo goes viral
Actor Richard Gere, right, anc actress Diane Kruger arrive for the screening of the movie "The Hunting Party" at the 64th Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, late Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Carey Lowell, left, and Richard Gere arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actor Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell attend the premiere of "Brooklyn's Finest" in New York, on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
American actor Richard Gere is shown during a news conference at the 32nd Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15, 1979. Gere is starring in "Days of Heaven." (AP Photo)
American actor Richard Gere and French actress Gabrielle Lazure arrive for the screening of the American production "Miles From Home," at the 41th Cannes Film Festival in France, on May 18, 1988. (AP Photo/Gilbert Tourte)
U.S. actor Richard Gere starring in Terrence Malick's "Day of Heaven" at the Cannes International Film Festival, May 19, 1979. (AP Photo/Levy)
Actors Richard Gere and Michael York share a moment backstage at New York City's New Apollo Theater, on June 3, 1980, after York took over Gere's part as Max in the play "Bent." (AP Photo)
The US Film " Miles From Home " has been screened wednesday morning, May 18, 1988 in competition during the 41st Cannes Film Festival. From actor Richard Gere , Kevin Anderson and film director Gary Sinise and actor Kevin Anderson. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)
Actor Richard Gere laughs while joking that he is not a "true vegetarian" and occasionally eats fish Tuesday March 23, 1999 in New Delhi while inaugurating a health program for elderly monks as part of the Richard Gere Foundation. The program is being set up to help destitute Buddhist monks with medical problems that they ordinarily would not be able to pay for. (AP Photo/John McConnico)
Tom Freston, center, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks, converses with supermodel Cindy Crawford, left, and her husband, actor Richard Gere, May 2, 1994. They met prior to Freston's acceptance of the 1994 Humanitarian Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research at a ceremony at Lincoln center in New York. (AP Photo/Dyane Leight)
Richard Gere, left, and Renee Zellweger hold their awards for best actor/actress respectively in musical or comedy motion picture for "Chicago" at the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
U.S. actor Richard Gere, left, and actress Diane Lane pose for pictures, during a photocall in Munich, southern Germany, on Friday, June 7, 2002. Gere is promoting his new movie "Unfaithful", directed by Adrian Lyne. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)
American actor Richard Gere, center, listens to Indian actress Parmeshwar Godrej, right back to camera, during a function for "Make Art, Stop AIDS" promoting awareness in regards to HIV/AIDS and public health in New Delhi, India Tuesday July 6, 2004. Gere's support for the fight against AIDS echoes the "Access to All" theme of the July 11th International AIDS conference in the Thai Capital. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)
American movie stars Richard Gere, right, and Lauren Hutton, center, who were both dressed in Armani clothes when they starred in the film "American Gigolo" joined up with fashion designer Giorgio Armani, left, during a photocall at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003. The Royal Academy is hosting a major exhibition dedicated to the career of Giorgio Armani 'A Retrospective', running from Oct. 18 to Feb. 15, 2004. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
U.S. actor Richard Gere waves after a press conference for the 'Cinema for Peace' charity gala in Berlin Monday, Feb. 12, 2007. The gala, which takes place for the sixth time, will benefit children in Dafur and Tibetian refugees. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Actor Richard Gere, with his wife Carey Lowell arrive for the screening of the movie "The Hunting Party" at the 64th Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, late Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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In a newly posted video to co-star Jena Malone's page, Gere, along with writer and director Oren Moverman, address the viral photo, along with the many other important issues that surround homelessness in the 45-minute video.

Richard Gere and Oren Moverman Facebook Q&A

Hi, Richard and Oren here, We are so sorry for the delay, we ran into a technical difficulty. This was a first for us. We were so happy to speak with you today. Thank you for your heartfelt questions, we look forward to continuing the conversation in an interactive way. Thank you Jena for letting us borrow your page to host this important dialogue.

Posted by Jena Malone on Wednesday, October 28, 2015


The video, which was posted Wednesday, already has close to 100K and will hopefully grow, spreading Gere's message loud and clear.



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People walk past a homeless man asking for money on 14th Street, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in New York. The number of homeless on New York City's streets has increased, prompting breathless media coverage and worries that the "bad old days" are returning to the Big Apple. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: A homeless woman rests while panhandling along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan on May 18, 2015 in New York City. As many parts of once seedy New York City have been transformed into family and shopping friendly environments, 8th Avenue near the Port Authority bus station is one of the last hold-outs to old gritty Manhattan. Last week a man was shot by police after he attacked numerous people with a hammer along a stretch of the street. There is a high police presence along the street and fights and arrests for vagrancy are common. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A homeless man sleeps under an American Flag blanket on a park bench on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. As of June 2013, there were an all-time record of 50,900 homeless people, including 12,100 homeless families with 21,300 homeless children homeless in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Pedestrians walk by a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk by a grate in the middle of the day, on May 6, 2015 in New York, N.Y. New York City has a large homeless population. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: A homeless teen panhandles on a street near Eighth Avenue in Manhattan on May 18, 2015 in New York City. As many parts of once seedy New York City have been transformed into family and shopping friendly environments, 8th Avenue near the Port Authority bus station is one of the last hold-outs to old gritty Manhattan. Last week a man was shot by police after he attacked numerous people with a hammer along a stretch of the street. There is a high police presence along the street and fights and arrests for vagrancy are common. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Housing activists march from Zuccotti Park to New York City's City Hall to demand more affordable housing options for the homeless and poor on September 17, 2015 in New York City. Today also marks the four year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: A homeless man pauses along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan on May 18, 2015 in New York City. As many parts of once seedy New York City have been transformed into family and shopping friendly environments, 8th Avenue near the Port Authority bus station is one of the last hold-outs to old gritty Manhattan. Last week a man was shot by police after he attacked numerous people with a hammer along a stretch of the street. There is a high police presence along the street and fights and arrests for vagrancy are common. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: A man panhandles for money and food on April 7, 2015 in New York City. A new report was released today from 'Homes for Every New Yorker' a coalition of activist groups that makes recommendations for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to fight homelessness in the city. The report , which was unveiled at City Hall, advocates that the mayor put aside 10 percent of all units in his affordable housing plan for shelter residents, raise the minimum wage and invest in programs to prevent tenants from falling into homelessness. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, listens to Acacia Network CEO Raul Russ, as he visits a room at the Corona Family Residence, a homeless facility, in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, May 11, 2015. Mayor de Blasio made an announcement on his effort to combat the city's homelessness crisis. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: A person in economic difficulty holds a homemade sign asking for money along a Manhattan street on December 4, 2013 in New York City. According to a recent study by the by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City's homeless population increased by 13 percent at the beginning of this year. Despite an improving local economy, as of last January an estimated 64,060 homeless people were in shelters and on the street in New York. Only Los Angeles had a larger percentage increase than New York for large cities. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A homeless man rests under a blanket while sitting on a bench in a New York subway station, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Monday night volunteers spread throughout the city to do an annual count of homeless people living on the streets. According to advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, more than 50,000 people live in municipal homeless shelters, with thousands more living on the streets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Sean Harris, 45, panhandles on Broadway, Sunday, on Sept. 11, 2011, in New York. Homeless for the last eight years, Harris spent the night before in the LaGuardia airport terminal. Even as the nationâs eyes were fixed on 9/11 commemoration events in Lower Manhattan, it was a day like any other for millions of New Yorkers. (AP Photo/Chris Hawley)
New York City Police Department officers pass a homeless woman sleeping on a bench while patrolling in a 34th Street subway station, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: A homeless man pauses along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan on May 18, 2015 in New York City. As many parts of once seedy New York City have been transformed into family and shopping friendly environments, 8th Avenue near the Port Authority bus station is one of the last hold-outs to old gritty Manhattan. Last week a man was shot by police after he attacked numerous people with a hammer along a stretch of the street. There is a high police presence along the street and fights and arrests for vagrancy are common. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: A homeless man rests in a pew at a Times Square church, where some area homeless take refuge from the cold on December 12, 2013 in New York City. New York and much of New England has been experiencing freezing temperatures with snow expected this weekend. According to a recent study by the by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City's homeless population increased by 13 percent at the beginning of this year. Despite an improving local economy, as of last January an estimated 64,060 homeless people were in shelters and on the street in New York. Only Los Angeles had a larger percentage increase than New York for large cities. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, file photo, people walk past a homeless man asking for money on 14th Street in New York. One app dots a map with usersâ images of homelessness in New York City. The apps, sites and social media accounts have spiraled out of a season of anxiety and frustration about rising homelessness in the nationâs biggest city. And they are igniting questions about technology, tolerance and citizenship in an age of crowdsourcing. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
A homeless man holds a sign asking for money while resting at the entrance to a subway station, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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