British comedian Ricky Gervais tried to impress his icon Robert De Niro on the set of movie STARDUST by telling silly jokes. The funnyman admits he was so nervous about meeting the Hollywood star, he started to fool around. He says, "It was fantastic, he has been my favourite actor for 20 years. It was the first time I've ever been starstruck, so I decided to muck around and try and put him off."