On Tuesday, Johnny Depp appeared to be in full swing of his celebrity persona, engaging with fans through autographs and selfies ahead of the debut of the Cannes Film Festival’s inaugural film “Jeanne du Barry.”
This film signifies the actor’s initial significant role following his widely publicized defamation case.
Supporters in the renowned city on the French Riviera were spotted raising placards bearing the words “Congrats, Johnny” and “We are sorry” adorned with a heart.
Living up to its illustrious image, the festival showcased a procession of celebrities like Mads Mikkelsen, Helen Mirren with blue hair, and John C. Reilly, all gracing the red carpet.
Michael Douglas, joined by his spouse, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and their offspring, bypassed signing autographs as he entered the Grand Theatre Lumiere.
At this location, the 78-year-old thespian was bestowed with an honorary Palme d’Or.
“There are hundreds of film festivals all around the world, but there’s only one Cannes,” proclaimed Douglas to the audience. “And suddenly, (it’s) 76 years old – I’m even older than the festival,” he added humorously.
Catherine Deneuve, a 79-year-old legend of French cinema who is the face of this year’s festival poster, was also requested to come on stage and address the guests.