London: Robert De Niro has said that directing a film is a "nightmare", and he is not going to continue behind the camera for long.
The two-time Oscar winner said he is likely to direct only "two or three" more films in his lifetime, including one or two sequels to ‘The Good Shepherd’—his 2006 directorial venture, revealed The Hollywood Reporter.
The 66-year-old star said he envisioned a second film starting in 1961, when ‘The Good Shepherd’ ends, and spanning until the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.
A third instalment, he said, would start after the fall of the Berlin Wall and go forward to the present time.
Robert also cleared up rumours about the eagerly anticipated ‘Sinatra’, in which he is expected to play Dean Martin with Al Pacino in the title role.
"Yeah, I’ve heard I was supposed to be in that film,” the Mirror quoted him as saying.
He picked up an award for achievement in the cinema industry at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.