Robert De Niro is a wonderful father, according to his 'Ezra' co-star Tony Goldwyn.

The 64-year-old actor appears alongside the Hollywood legend in the new comedy drama film and explained how he got to witness the "incredible" bond between the 'Cape Fear' star and his daughter Helen Grace, 12, at close quarters.

Speaking to People, Tony said: "She was around a lot. It was really beautiful to see how Bob is with her. She was, I guess, 10 or 11 when we filmed, so now she's 12 or 13. But they have the most dear relationship."

The 'Ghost' star is convinced that De Niro's relationship with his daughter transferred to the big screen in his portrayal of the grandfather of the titular character in 'Ezra'.

Tony explained: "It was very interesting because he was playing, in our story, a grandfather to the 11-year-old boy Ezra... and so much of (his relationship with Helen), I feel, influenced his relationship with Ezra. It was a very beautiful thing."

De Niro has seven children with four different women and explained that his favourite memories with his brood are when they are "together".

He said earlier this year: "Just being together, taking trips to warm places. The fact that they'd all be together is everything to me."

The Oscar-winning actor also explained how he will always encourage his offspring to pursue their dreams.

De Niro told People in 2020: "For my kids, I tell them, 'If you want to be an actor or you want to do this or that, that's fine as long as you're happy. Just don't sell yourself short.'

"That's the most I would say - push yourself a little more and reach for what you really think it is you what to do. Don't be afraid."