But what you may not know is that Gere didn't exactly realize how major the Twilight star was.
"He was a perfectly nice guy, but I had no idea," Gere told me at the Governors Awards. "But I was getting calls from my wife going, 'What are you doing with him? He's so cute, but what are you doing with him?'"
So Gere's better half, model-actress Carey Lowell, is a Twi-hard?!
"My wife is aware of these things," Gere laughed. "I don't know that she's a fan."
At least she knows R.Pattz is cute.