The Oscar winner felt sure little Delilah would love the 1982 family favourite, but little did he know it would also break his daughter's heart.

"She watched it all the way (through) and at the very end, when E.T. gets on the (space) ship and he goes, I turn around and she is crying," the actor explains.

"She turns to me and she goes, 'I need E.T... bring him back!' I had to watch the movie again. The movie's on a loop... I cut it right before (the end). When he gets on the bike and goes up in the air, I go, 'OK, it's time to go to sleep'."

Delilah also likes watching Charlie Chaplin silent movies, but ruins them for dad by constantly asking, "What are they saying? What are they saying?"