Spectacular The Irishman deepfake blows away the original

Aside from its 700-hour running time (okay, 3.5 hours), one of the most remarkable things about Netflix's The Irishman is its digital de-ageing of actors including Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. But while critics were impressed by film itself, many found the de-ageing visuals a little lacking. And now, an incredible fan-made de-aging deepfake has arrived – with many deeming it superior to the original.

In the new video (below), YouTuber and prolific deepfaker Shamook places their own de-aged De Niro side-by-side with the original, and it's certainly impressive. The improvement is most noticeable in De Niro's eyes, which appear darker and, well, younger. Check out the best computers for video editing if you're inspired to try some tinkering of your own.

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Daniel John
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Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.