When you're Robert De Niro, you can halt filming to go watch the World Cup in a nearby house.

The 70-year-old actor took a break from shooting The Intern in Brooklyn on Thursday to watch the USA(ish) play Germany in the World Cup after finding a group of fans in a nearby house who were hosting a viewing party.

Executives on the movie had originally asked officials at a nearby apartment building to help the movie legend be able to see the game in his trailer.

An email was sent which read: "Our lead actor, Robert De Niro, would very much like to watch the World Cup game, today at 12pm. Would it be possible to place a small portable satellite on the building rooftop ASAP and run a cable to the street to help facilitate this request?"

However, following the request, a resident stepped in to invite the Taxi Driver star to watch it with them, as you would.

A neighbour told the Business Insider: "We got another email from a neighbour saying he talked to the crew and apparently he found a house of people watching it and joined them."

Production was halted for approximately two hours so the legendary actor could enjoy the game. We use the term 'enjoy' loosely given Germany won.