Johnny Depp‘s appearance at Cannes 2023 has caused quite the commotion. The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival has finally kicked off with Jeanne du Barry, a much-anticipated movie starring Depp. Both fans and insiders were eager to see Depp on the big screen in his first role after the Amber Heard trial. Here’s what happened on the opening night of Cannes 2023.
How did the fans react to Johnny Depp at Cannes 2023?
The crowd went wild for Johnny Depp at Cannes 2023.
Even though Depp took a three-year hiatus from acting due to his involvement in controversy with his ex-wife, many fans still appear to love the 59-year-old actor. Before stepping on the red carpet for the Jeanne du Barry premiere, Depp signed many autographs and conceded himself for selfies with the many fans waiting for him.
Depp cemented his legacy as a fan-favorite actor with plenty of iconic performances that also earned him three Academy Award nominations for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. While he explored different roles in his career, Depp is best known for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow, the charismatic captain of the Black Pearl in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
How long was the standing ovation for Johnny Depp?
Johnny Depp received a seven-minute standing ovation for his role as King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry at Cannes 2023.
In a fully-packed Grand Théâtre Lumière, the people attending the Opening Ceremony appreciated Depp’s efforts as the former French ruler. The guest list includes Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas (who received an honorary Palm d’Or at Cannes), Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, Mads Mikkelsen, and Pom Klementieff, among many others.
Briefly, the movie follows the life and love affairs of the titular heroine, Jeanne du Barry, a courtesan who became the official mistress of King Louis XV in the eighteenth century. Depp led a cast that included director and screenwriter Maïwenn, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, and Pascal Greggory.