Actor RICHARD GERE swept Japanese Prime Minister JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI off his
feet after agreeing to dance with the fun-loving leader earlier today
The hunky star is in Japan promoting his latest movie, a re-make of the
Japanese smash hit Shall We Dance? and he jumped at the chance to dance with
Koizumi, on the condition that he could lead.
Gere said, "I'll be the man," before the pair strutted their stuff in
Koizumi's office in Tokyo.
Koizumi, labelled 'the Japanese Richard Gere' because of his resemblance
to the 55-year-old star, says, "He is a great person. Such a great movie
Gere was equally impressed, saying, "It's a great honour for me to have
the moments I've had with the prime minister. He's very generous."
The Japanese film buff is no stranger to sharing the limelight with
Hollywood's finest: he once sang a duet of Elvis Presley's I WANT YOU, I NEED
YOU, I LOVE YOU with Tom Cruise, while the a-lister was promoting THE LAST
SAMURAI two years ago