Danny DeVito Debunks His Own Real Life Hero Story

Danny DeVito might be one of the most beloved actors on the planet, and he recently revealed to his daughter that one of his most famous stories is not true.

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Danny DeVito is a beloved actor, but is he a real-life action hero that sucks snake poison out of his fellow actors to save their lives? Apparently not. In a hilarious Vanity Fair Lie Detector Test interview with his daughter Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito revealed that he made up the story where he said he saved Michael Douglas from a snake bite in Mexico. Check out the interview below and skip the 4:50 mark if you want to see DeVito come clean about his snake bite story:

While saving Michael Douglas from a snake bit in Mexico definitely makes for an amazing story, it is a little far-fetched. DeVito laughed when he was caught in the lie, saying how he likes to tell the story on talk shows. Danny DeVito is hilarious, known for his great comedy roles, so it’s not too surprising that he decided to mess with some talk show hosts with his tall tale in the past.

While Danny DeVito hasn’t been saving too many people from snake bites lately, he has been busy with a myriad of TV and movie projects. The most recent being the animated series that he co-stars in with Aubrey Plaza and DeVito’s daughter, Lucy DeVito. The series is called Little Demon and follows a reluctant mother impregnated by the Devil trying to live a normal life with her Antichrist daughter in Delaware. The series premiered its first two episodes on Hulu yesterday.

Danny DeVito also has some anticipated film projects in the works. The retirement home noir Sniff is expected to come out before the year is over, and DeVito appears with a star-studded cast that includes Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren. The film is directed by Taylor Hackford with a screenplay by Tom Grey. DeVito will also be starring in Disney’s upcoming Haunted Mansion reboot. The film will follow a single mom named Gabbie hiring a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to free their new haunted mansion from ghosts. Rosario Dawson stars as Gabbie with DeVito, Owen Wilson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tiffany Haddish, and LaKeith Stanfield also starring. The reboot will be directed by Justin Simien. Haunted Mansion is expected to come out in March of 2023.

One of Danny DeVito’s most anticipated upcoming films is undoubtedly Triplets. The film will see DeVito finally reunite with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the sequel to the 1988 classic comedy Twins. The film will see the twins Julius and Vincent Benedict find out that they actually have a third brother, who will be played by Eddie Murphy. Dylan Dawson and Lucas Kavner will be directing with Tracy Morgan also on board for the cast list. In the meantime, while we wait for Danny DeVito’s next batch of projects, you can check out his new show Little Demon. The 15th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia also finished up in December. The series was renewed through season 18, so we should be seeing plenty more of DeVito on that series as well.