Famous people don’t use Slack. People who write about famous people do. So, there’s no reason to assume that Robert De Niro, who The Intern led me to believe has never turned on a computer, has heard of the communication platform, let alone its CEO. Yet they were both at the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards on Wednesday, where the Taxi Driver star presented Angelina Jolie with a trophy. Slack founder Stewart Butterfield also took home an award, and during his speech, he referenced all the “supermodels and movie stars” in the crowd.
Butterfield joked he was receiving the “nerd award” and pointed at De Niro, mentioning, “I watched Godfather II on the plane… when you killed Don Fanucci, I liked that.” (Via)
Up to the stage strolled De Niro.
De Niro growled, “Whoever the last speaker was… I thought you were a bit condescending to us actors… celebrities. I’m gonna go on record with you just to say that. And I don’t give a f*ck who you are.” (Via)
Butterfield joins the long list of people De Niro has either burned or threatened. I believe he’s No. 873,284 if you count people in the movies, as well. “Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut,” he said in Goodfellas, unless it’s a Silicon Valley dork, it seems.
(Via Page Six)