"Working with De Niro was really fantastic because I got to get to know the legend, but it was also really awkward at moments 'cause I’ve seen virtually everything this guy’s done," he says. "I mean, I’ve seen every film, I can quote him verbatim in half of his movies, if I can even reach half. He’s never seen a single thing that I’ve done, like at all."
When Ellen protests the notion, Zac counters, "What could [he] have possibly even seen that I would have been a part of? High School Musical?"
OK, fair point. While HSM is a CLASSIC in its own right, it is hard to picture the two-time Oscar winner kicking back to watch it. Still, Ellen suggests that he might have seen Paperboy, Zac's 2012 film with Nicole Kidman that landed the actress a Golden Globe nomination.
"I’ll tell you what, he didn’t tell me if he did," Zac jokes about whether his Dirty Grandpa co-star had seen the film. "But that would be a good one."