Sheriff's officers from Albuquerque, New Mexico, say Richard Gere is a gentleman.
Gere, researching a role he will play in the film "The Flock," spent about four hours with Bernalillo County deputies last week going door to door to check on registered sex offenders.
He also interviewed Sheriff Darren White, a former child sex crimes detective.
"None of us knew what to expect, especially from someone as big a Hollywood star as Richard Gere," White said.
"The women commented on how good looking he was, and everyone else just thought he was a down-to-earth nice guy," White said.
In the movie, Gere will play a federal agent tracking a missing girl who he believes was abducted by a sex offender he is investigating. Production for the film is to start Monday in New Mexico and is to end Jan. 24, AP reports.