NEW YORK (AP) _ Richard Gere has been honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image.

Louis Gossett Jr., his co-star in ``An Officer and a Gentleman,'' recalled that his combat with Gere in the 1982 film left him with ``a hairline fracture in the ribs.''

``But we never had a cross word,'' Gossett added, the New York Daily News reported in Thursday's editions. ``Debra Winger took care of that.''

Gere, 54, won a Golden Globe Award for his role as Billy Flynn in the 2002 film ``Chicago.'' His other movies include ``Pretty Woman'' and the upcoming ``Shall We Dance?''

Past ``Salute'' honorees include Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson and Billy Crystal.

Also attending Tuesday night's event were Winona Ryder, Gere's co-star in ``Autumn in New York''; Hector Elizondo; and Sharon Stone. The show will air May 8 on the USA Network.

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