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Real Photo of Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt in 1990s?


Claim:

A photograph authentically showed Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt posing together. 

Rating:

In late June 2024, a photograph went viral on X, allegedly showing actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt posing together several decades earlier. “Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp & Brad Pitt, 1990s,” one X post (archived) captioned the photograph, reaching more than 6.6 million views, 65,000 likes and 7,400 reposts as of this writing.

The photograph also spread on other social media platforms, such as Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook, and TikTok. “THE HOLY TRINITY HAD COME TOGETHER,” one Pinterest user commented.

In short, the viral image was a digitally created collage made of three separate images. Because it did not authentically depict DiCaprio, Depp and Pitt posing together, we have rated this claim as “Fake.”

(X user @DannyDrinksWine, Getty Images)

We accessed the original photographs via Getty Images. DiCaprio’s photograph was captured on Nov. 11, 1993, during the Los Angeles premiere of “Carlito’s Way.” 

(Getty Images)

Depp’s photograph was captured on May 13, 1988, during the Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. 

(Getty Images)

Pitt’s photograph was captured on June 14, 1988, during the premiere of “Red Heat” at the Academy Theater, also in Beverly Hills. 

(Getty Images)

This isn’t the first time we’ve investigated a digitally edited photograph. In June 2024, we debunked a photograph allegedly showing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and first lady Olena Zelenska posing in front of stacks of money. We also fact-checked a purported police mugshot of singer Amy Winehouse.

Sources

“Actor Johnny Depp Attends the 18th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle…” Getty Images, 4 Feb. 2011, https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/actor-johnny-depp-attends-the-18th-annual-nosotros-golden-news-photo/108805521.

“Brad Pitt at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.” Getty Images, 18 July 2007, https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/brad-pitt-at-the-academy-theater-in-beverly-hills-ca-news-photo/75496557.

“Leonardo DiCaprio.” Getty Images, 25 June 2010, https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/leonardo-dicaprio-news-photo/102388868.

Wrona, Aleksandra. “Real Mugshot of Amy Winehouse?” Snopes, 29 June 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/amy-winehouse-mugshot/.

—. “Zelenskyy and Wife Photographed with Stacks of Money?” Snopes, 12 June 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/zelenskyy-money-stacks/.

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