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Richard Gere Survived Homelessness, But Can’t Find A Buyer For Hampton Home

    August 4, 2014
    Galen Velonis
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Richard Gere is just wrapping up his movie, Time Out of Mind, in which he plays a homeless man. He’s been doing such a good job, that people have mistaken his homelessness as genuine. They’ve done things like giving him cold leftover pizza.

He is now apparently so much an expert on homelessness, that other stars will call him up to ask his advice. According to Confidenti@l, Susan Sarandon was meeting with Time Out New York magazine’s editor in chief, Terri White, to figure out how to cover homelessness in New York for the magazine. Sarandon immediately thought of Gere and his movie Time Out of Mind.

“She said, ‘I’ll just text him and see if I can interview him for the issue,’” White recalled. “So she just texted him in the room in front of everybody, which was kind of awesome unto itself, and then her people called me a few days later and said, ‘Susan interviewed Richard.’ It’s truly the power of having friends like that. And being Susan Sarandon.”

The interview is scheduled to be published next Wednesday, August 13th.

While he’s coping with pretending to be homeless, Gere has other personal problems. The New York Daily News recently described him as “desperate” to sell his house in the Hamptons. The asking price is now 47.5 million dollars, down from the 65 million dollar price he was asking for last year. The six acre estate is known as Strongheart Manor, and includes a gym, basketball courts, an outdoor fireplace pavilion, a 60-foot heated pool, 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and a lovely view of Peconic Bay. It was built in 1902 on 26 Actors Colony Road. Gere bought it in 2006 for the low price of 6.9 million dollars.

It’s hard to imagine going back to that kind of luxury after eating from the garbage.

Image via Wikimedia Commons


  • S

    I believe the spelling should be homelessness. There is an e between the m and l.

  • JAS

    yeah, for sure, isn’t it just so awesome!!! what have these horrid, self-centered, ummm, kiss, kiss, hug, hug, I love myself so muchers done lately for the homeless people? anything, or did they run out of time having spent so much time in front of the mirror that they had little time left over to think of someone hungry, someone with no roof over their head, someone who would love a bath or shower. I am so sick of these ridiculous stories and I am so sick of the self-importance these people place on themselves, that I could throw up. a little FYI, I never go to movies anymore and haven’t for a very long time. you know, every little dollar and dime counts and I for one will not support anything these people say or do. enough with Hollywood and their ridiculous endeavors. especially the libs like Sarandon who are self-absorbed, attention seeking and beneath anywhere close to where they all think they are/belong. yahoo has this obsession with these people and their every coming and going, but really, they have the same bodily functions we do, their lives are pretty much the same on a day-to-day basis, on and on. except they act in movies. it beats really working for a job, doesn’t it!!!

  • Tara Ann Donohue

    Richard Gere is not the first wealthy actor to use the problems of real people to pretend to be someone else.
    I was a songwriter in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Most of my music was a creative effort to deal with the pain of abuse and a horrific sexual assault that left me disabled for the rest of my life.
    My music has been recorded by dozens of recording artists including the Pixies, Nirvana and U2.
    At the time dozens of actors and actresses were attracted to the horrible circumstances that enabled me to become a prolific songwriter. At the same time it rendered me a freak-only a form of sadistic amusement for people who live off of the trauma that other people must endure. Most actors wanted to date me only for the reason to get closer to the feeling I must have went through as a person who was severely mistreated.
    Having actually been homeless as a result of PTSD and depression, I am not amused nor do I feel sorry for men and women who use homeless people as a form of entertainment.
    In my opinion, most actors and actresses are shallow pretenders who makes lots of money pretending to be other people.
    Maybe Richard Gere should give all the money he makes pretending he is homeless to actual homeless people.

    • GARRARD

      Demanding sympathy and name dropping? Get over yourself.

  • Camaro13

    Let me get this straight. So, Susan Sarandon, for whatever reason, thought it would be fun to write an article on homelessness in New York but instead of interviewing a real, genuine homeless person, she interviewed Richard Gere who is only pretending to be homeless for a movie role? How does this even begin to “cover homelessness in New York? Why, it’s an insult to homeless people everywhere! Richard Gere isn’t homeless, no matter how much he researches for his role. He can always go back to his million dollar mansion at any time. God forbid Ms. Sarandon should get her heels dirty walking the streets of the homeless to get a real story….which is why she should just stick with acting. The only writing she should do is fiction.

  • Jordan Kersey

    greedy bastard

    • debra

      really, pay 6 mill for a house and flip it for 65 mill ? WHO does that ?So sick. Are 11 of those 12 beds empty every night ? what is the purpose , a big sleep over once or twice a year for Holidays w/other Rich guests ?

      Then him eating from the trash ? Am I to believe there wasn’t a gourmet Vegan sandwich placed in there ?Which designer water was in the crunched Fanta can ? Sickening.
      You know I believe Mathew McCounaghy would have eaten trash and slept in a box for the film. Richard Gere ? Never too much a Diva, certainly he was whisked to his 5 star hotel in a limo after the shoot for a shower, massage, and private Chef serving him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.spade.7355 Sam Spade

    Just a liberal hollywood POS, I hope he never finds a buyer!

  • debbie powers

    Selling a 6 million mansion he bought a couple years ago for 46 million? Richard, you’re breaking my heart, you poor thing. That is just horrible that you can’t find some moron to give you 46 million for a 6 million dollar house. Give me a break. I’d say more about playing a “homeless” person in a movie, but other responders have done it so well, I couldn’t do it any better so I won’t. Cry me a river Richard.

  • Jean

    I guess he’s desperate to sell as part of his divorce settlement? Those are the breaks.