(HorizonPost.com) – Johnny Depp burst into tears after receiving a standing ovation that lasted seven minutes long for his comeback film “Jeanne du Barry” during the Cannes film festival. The emotional moment came a year after he won a court case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who alleged he abused her.
Hollywood responded to the allegations by blacklisting him and removing him from upcoming films, including Pirates of the Caribbean. But the 59-year-old actor is back on the saddle after portraying King Louis XV in his new film. Depp was seen in a new light after he won his six-week trial and Heard was ordered to pay $8 million in damages for defaming him. The two later settled on $1 million to put an end to the legal proceedings.
The appearance at the festival was his first since the trial and the crowd greeted him with a huge applause as he stood on stage with the director and his co-star Maïwenn. Reports claim that people in the crowd were shouting his name as he signed autographs.
While critics have given mixed reviews about Depp’s comeback performance, it was noted that it was good to see him back. It is his first French film where he portrays a king that ruled France for 60 years until he died in 1774. Though Louis reportedly had many love affairs, his final love was named Jeanne, a working-class woman determined to climb the social ladder.
The film is the first of Depp’s after three years. It was first advertised in July 2022 when the first promotional pictures were dropped.
The acclaimed film festival did not only bring Depp, however. Brie Larson, Uma Thurman, Elle Fanning, and Helen Mirren made headlines as well, wowing the crowd with their appearance.
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