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“Sound of Freedom” star Jim Caviezel becomes famous for false story in which he swore never to work with Robert De Niro

A fake feud between “Sound of Freedom” star Jim Caviezel and Robert De Niro went viral after a satirical article claimed that Caviezel refused to work with the legendary actor, calling him a “horrible, godless human being.”

In the days since Christmas, many De Niro fans have criticized Caviezel and joked that the Killers of the Flower Moon star would never want to work with the lesser-known actor anyway.

The false quotes from Caviezel, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson's “The Passion of the Christ” and Tim Ballard in “Sound of Freedom,” first appeared in a Dec. 5 article in the satirical online newspaper Dunning-Kruger Times and were reposted on X around Dec. 23.

According to the Dunning-Kruger Times article, Caviezel turned down a role in an unknown film because he refused to work with De Niro. The article states that the “Sound of Freedom” actor called De Niro “terrible” and “ungodly.”

“It is really unpleasant to [De Niro] face to face, even though he knows he is wearing 6-inch platform shoes,” the misleading quote continues.

The article was then shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, and spread widely on the platform. The original post linking to the article was reportedly viewed 1.8 million times.

A community note has now been added to the tweet, alerting users to the satirical nature of the article and its original website.

Meanwhile, fact-checking website Snopes questioned the authenticity of the article's claims on December 6, classifying the article as satire and confirming that “the story is not a retelling of true events.”

Despite the article being proven to be fake multiple times, users on X continue to hype the story, helping both De Niro and his alleged enemy reach new heights on the site's trending page.

Below you will find some highlights.

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