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Robert De Niro appears in a scene from the 2010 movie Little Fockers. - Provided courtesy of Glen Wilson / Universal Studios / DW Studios LLC

Robert De Niro explains why he won't join Twitter

03/20/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Jane Fonda, Kevin Spacey, Kirstie Alley, David Lynch all Tweet, but Robert De Niro says he won't be on the social networking site any time soon.

"I don't Twitter or any of that stuff, which is fine. I don't have a fan club that I talk to or whatever," De Niro tells Parade Magazine in a recent interview. "My young relatives are into everything, so they show me. I use the computer, but Twitter's not something that I'm into. I think it's great, and it's not that I don't understand it, but in a way, I don't get it and that's OK."

It could also do with the fact that the actor enjoys his privacy and says he cherished being a relative unknown while working his way up in Hollywood.

"I did 'Godfather II' when I was 31, so I had all my young life before that hit. I see some actors, they're so young when they start, and that's OK, but it's a different experience," He says. "You gotta handle it because if you don't handle it, you're going to blow it and it's all going to go and then what? So it's a good thing to have some kind of foundation and if you've had a little obscurity in your life, that's good."

The actor also says he's ready to team up once again with director Martin Scorsese. Together the two have collaborated on some of the cinema's greatest films including "Raging Bull," "Taxi Driver," and "Goodfellas."

When asked if he and Scorsese will work together again, De Niro says, "I'm planning on it, absolutely. It's a movie based on a book called 'I Heard You Paint Houses.' It's about a guy who confessed that he killed Hoffa and also Joe Gallo, so I'm going to play that character."

De Niro adds, "Joe Pesci is going to be in it and Al Pacino is going to be in it and Marty's the director. We're really working towards making it happen."

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