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Robert De Niro goes full twisted Madoff in new HBO drama: 'I thought this was a comedy!'

Robert De Niro goes full twisted Madoff in new HBO drama: 'I thought this was a comedy!'

The question at hand is whether Bernie Madoff, architect of this country’s largest private Ponzi scheme, is a sociopath.

Robert De Niro hedged.

“There’s a disconnect somehow in him,” De Niro said during the panel for the upcoming HBO film “The Wizard of Lies” at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena. “I’d still like to understand, but I don’t.”

The author of “Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” Diana B. Henriques, felt differently.

“Yes,” Henriques said matter-of-factly of Madoff’s sociopathic nature. “But it...

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