MOVIE NEWS – Johnny Depp fought back tears as his comeback film Jeanne du Barry was greeted with a seven-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.
Johnny Depp’s comeback film Jeanne du Barry received a seven-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. One of the best-known and most respected actors of his generation, Depp’s name has recently been a divisive one due to his legal battle with ex-wife and fellow actress Amber Heard.
In his first film role since winning the high-profile defamation case against Heard, Depp stars in the French-language costume drama Jeanne du Barry, written and directed by Maïwenn.
Jeanne du Barry was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The audience gave Depp a standing ovation for his portrayal of King Louis XV. According to Variety, Depp held back tears as he received a seven-minute standing ovation after the premiere of Jeanne du Barry. The actor, who was surprised by the reaction, thanked the audience by waving from the balcony.
Is this the start of Johnny Depp’s Hollywood comeback?
The ecstatic response to Johnny Depp’s latest performance is undoubtedly a positive sign. Many expect this moment to kick-start the actor’s comeback to Hollywood after a difficult time. It is important to note that Jeanne du Barry is a French film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The film’s domestic success probably contributed to its warm reception. Depp is also a popular figure domestically, having had a 14-year romantic relationship with the famous French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. On arrival at the festival, Depp was greeted by thousands of fans gathered outside.
Whether Depp’s reception in Cannes will lead to a full-fledged Hollywood comeback remains to be seen, although the signs are encouraging.
Despite winning his defamation lawsuit against Heard, Depp remains a controversial figure in Hollywood due to allegations of abuse that surfaced before and during the trial. Depp will next reunite with Al Pacino, who is directing a Modigliani biopic. As he takes on more and more acting roles, it remains to be seen whether the rapturous resonance of his performance in Jeanne du Barry is really worth anything.