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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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 03: Richard Gere is seen at the Miami International Film Festival on March 3, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Richard Gere attends the 'The Dinner' photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
BERLIN, GERMANY - February 10: Richard Gere and Film director Oren Moverman attend red carpet of the movie'The Dinner' during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, Germany on February 10, 2017. (Photo by Maurizio Gambarini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 10: Richard Gere attends the 'The Dinner' press conference during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 10: Richard Gere attends the 'The Dinner' photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 8: Germany's federal parliament's Vice-President Claudia Roth (R) and Hollywood Actor Richard Gere (2nd R) gesture during their meeting in Berlin, Germany on February 8, 2017. (Photo by Maurizio Gambarini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Richard Gere (L) presents an award to honoree Anne V. Coates during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 8th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
VALENCIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Richard Gere and his girlfriend Alejandra Silva attend a charity event of Rais Foundation and Valencia Major for homeless people on September 26, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere on photo call at the 64th International Film Festival of San Sebastian on October 6, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty Images)
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva attend 'Time Out Of Mind' premiere during 64th San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by COOLMedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Richard Gere attends 'Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Actor Lior Ashkenazi, Actor Richard Gere and Director Joseph Cedar attend the Premier of 'Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer' at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Che Rosales/WireImage)
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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.



Check out how you can help end homelessness at HelpUSA.org.

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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, 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)
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)
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