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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke June 5, 2024

Please reject this fake news story about Denzel Washington rebuffing ‘woke’ Robert De Niro

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  • This claim originated on a self-described satire site. We found no evidence this is true.

Robert De Niro recently campaigned for President Joe Biden, criticizing former President Donald Trump outside of his Manhattan criminal trial May 28. But subsequent claims the actor is now too "woke" for other big Hollywood stars aren’t accurate. 

"Breaking: Denzel Washington rejects $100 million Disney offer to work with ‘woke’ Robert De Niro," a June 4 Facebook post said. "‘He’s a creepy old man.’"

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This claim originated in January on a self-described satire Facebook account. 

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Searching for credible news reports about Washington and De Niro, we found nothing that reflected a scuttled deal such as the one described here. 

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