was delighted when he discovered his namesake, Denzel Whitaker, was playing his son in new movie The Great Debaters
- because he could finally dispel reports the young actor is related to him in real life.
The Oscar winner admits he has been unable to change internet sites which list Denzel as his real-life son.
He says, "On IMDB.com they had put him down as my son at one point, although my son's name is Ocean. I think they made that mistake because our names were the same and he was acting for a while. He was amazing in the movie so it's totally natural he be confused for my son. Now I hope all the confusion has been cleared up."
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