Richard Gere doesn't get Robert Pattinson.

According to E! News, the 63-year-old actor met the 26-year-old "Twilight" star Nov. 30 during a luncheon in honor of Gere's Oscar-worthy film "Arbitrage" at Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles, and he was surprised.

Unlike his model wife Carey Lowell, Gere isn't up-to-speed on the whole "Twilight" thing.

He must be, like, so embarrassed.

"He was a perfectly nice guy, but I had no idea," Gere told E! News at the Governors Awards on Dec. 1. "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?'"

"My wife is aware of these things," Gere laughed to E!. "I don't know that she's a fan."

Apparently she is. And, really, who isn't?

Next month Pattinson will begin shooting "The Rover," in Australia.

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