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Some want nothing to do with technology at all.
Christopher Walken, for instance, recently told Newsweek that he’s never had the temptation to do the “masochistic things” enabled by the computer, such as Googling himself.
Here’s a group of Luddite celebs who are perfectly happy living in a simpler time:
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In a recent “Tonight Show” interview, Louis C.K. told Jimmy Fallon that he had sworn off the internet for a month and had no plans of stopping.
The comedian has previously come out in opposition of constant cellphone use, arguing in one 2013 interview on “Conan” that it erodes people’s ability to empathize and feel sad.
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In an interview with Newsweek ahead of his new movie, “The Family Fang,” the actor said that it’s “peaceful” not to use a computer.
“My wife always says to me, because she has a computer – apparently, you can look yourself up,” he said. “You can do all sorts of masochistic things. I never have that temptation.”
Whenever Walken shoots a movie, the producers reportedly give him a phone just for the shoot. Once filming ends, he gives it back.
“I have my email on my BlackBerry, and that’s about it. I’ve never read a blog, ever,” said the “Stranger Things” star.
Now that BlackBerry is all but dead, we wonder how she’s communicating with people. Christmas lights maybe?
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In 2011, Angelina Jolie told USA Today that she’d been browsing Amazon.com for the first time and felt overwhelmed at all the options.
“My brain is too scattered, and the wires go in different directions,” she said. “I’ll stick to catalogs.”
Only a few years before, she admitted to not knowing how to turn on a computer.
Jolie’s soon-to-be ex-husband isn’t any different.
Aside from not being on Twitter – like pretty much every other person on this list – Pitt has explicitly said that he doesn’t know how computers work and doesn’t want to participate in what he calls “the publicity machine.”
“There’s this whole other entity that you get sucked into,” he told Newsweek in 2009. “You have to go and sell your wares. It’s something I never made my peace with.”
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Nearly a decade ago, Elton John boldly declared that the entire internet should shut down for a period of five years.
The British musician argued at the time that music was suffering immensely from the rise of online sharing and communication.
“Let’s get out in the streets and march and protest instead of sitting at home and blogging,” he said in the British tabloid The Sun.
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Clooney is a vocal opponent of Facebook and Twitter.
Of joining Facebook, he’s said, “I’d rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page.”
Of Twitter, he told Esquire, “I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they’re on Twitter.”
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In 2009, McAdams admitted to living nearly in the Dark Ages in that she listens to news on the radio, doesn’t own a TV – this is pre-streaming services, mind you – and is “really bad at email.”
Hopefully, she’s caught wind of Netflix by now.
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In 2010, Eminem gave Spin his reasoning for not learning the ins and outs of a computer.
“Here’s why I don’t know how to work a computer,” he said. “If I learn how, I’m going to be on that b—- all day looking at comments about me, and it’s going to drive me crazy.”
And even though he joined Twitter in 2009, in seven years he’s tweeted only 615 times.
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You might think that an actress who stars in a futuristic trilogy likes technology, but the “Divergent” star has told The Daily Beast on multiple occasions that she rarely goes on the internet, doesn’t own a phone, and is “not a big technology person.”
When she needs directions, she says she has to stop and ask people, which she prefers.
“The more you get away from all the technological buzz,” she said, “the more freedom you have.”
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Speaking to USA Today two years ago, Gyllenhaal expressed his frustration that people seem to be on their phones more than they’re engaged with people in their immediate surroundings.
“We’re looking down. No one is looking up.”
As much as his fans may want him to post selfies and Snaps, the actor said he doesn’t want to live in the spotlight that much offscreen.
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In 2014, Lawrence told BBC Radio 1 that social media and technology baffle her.
“I’m not very good on phones or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails, so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me,” she said.
The future isn’t bright, either. Lawrence adds that she “will never get Twitter.”