Christopher Walken would be ''shocked'' if he looked himself up on the internet.

The 69-year-old actor shuns modern technology such as the internet and mobile phones for a quiet life in Connecticut with his wife Georgianne Walken, but imagines there will be many strange things written about him because of some of the weird characters he has played.

He said: ''There's a lot of that information out there on these various venues which I'm completely unaware of. I suppose if I looked myself up on the internet I'd be shocked.

''Obviously, I play a lot of strange, twisted, disturbed people and I have done for decades, so it could be that whatever perception people have of me, some of that's gotta rub off, but the truth is my life is very quiet and conservative. I'm a pretty solid citizen.

''I live out in the country and I have done for a long time. I live in a very pleasant place, with trees and animals, and I don't go out much. I don't have children, I don't have any hobbies. I've been married for 47 years and we just sort of stay there.''

Despite enjoying a quiet life, Christopher does like to visit Hollywood when he's starring in movies.

He added to Shortlist magazine: ''I love LA. I love to go there. I'm not a good driver and I don't like to drive, but when you're in LA making a movie, someone drives you, so that's OK. I think if I lived there I'd have a nice time, but I'd probably do what I do now: I'd have a nice house and stay there.''