Johnny Depp smokes cigarette during press conference at Deauville American Film Festival


He recently made an appearance at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic.   

And Johnny Depp, 58, was jetsetting once again as he arrived in France for the 47th Deauville American Film Festival on Sunday.   

The actor donned a pinstripe jacket and black flat cap for the ‘Conversation with Johnny Depp’ press conference, which he sparked up a cigarette for. 

Busy: Johnny Depp , 58, was jet setting once again as he arrived in France for the 47th Deauville American Film Festival on Sunday

The star sported a slightly-open white shirt with a thin blue and grey scarf, he accessorised with black sunglasses. 

He paired the look with distressed denim jeans and casual brown sued shoes.   

The Deauville American Film Festival is a yearly film festival devoted to American cinema, taking place since 1975 in Deauville, France. 

During the festival Depp presented his new film City of Lies, in which he stars alongside Forest Whitaker. 

Quirky: The actor donned a pinstripe jacket and black flat cap for the 'Conversation with Johnny Depp' press conference which he sparked up a cigarette for

Quirky: The actor donned a pinstripe jacket and black flat cap for the ‘Conversation with Johnny Depp’ press conference which he sparked up a cigarette for

Pose: The star sported a slightly-open white shirt with a thin blue and grey scarf, he accessorised with black sunglasses

Pose: The star sported a slightly-open white shirt with a thin blue and grey scarf, he accessorised with black sunglasses

Casual: He paired the look with distressed denim jeans and casual brown sued shoes

Casual: He paired the look with distressed denim jeans and casual brown sued shoes

Later in the evening, Johnny looked dapper as he walked the red carpet before the screening of his flick.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star oozed with confidence as he posed for photographers. 

The actor wore a navy tailored suit which donned a stylish black lapel and a white pocket square.

He paired the swanky suit with a white shirt which was slightly unbuttoned in typical Depp style. 

Grateful: The father-of-two was keen to show his enthusiasts his appreciation by waves and clapping with the crowd

Grateful: The father-of-two was keen to show his enthusiasts his appreciation by waves and clapping with the crowd

Press: The actor casually smoked a cigarette while answering questions at the public press conference

Press: The actor casually smoked a cigarette while answering questions at the public press conference  

The actor paired his outfit with a chic navy sued fedora hat and quirky blue tinted glasses. 

He accessorised with a statement necklace which donned a white skull and a turquoise blue emerald stone. 

He added a bit more glamour with silver hooping earrings and wore his signature rings on both hands. 

Johnny completed his look with formal burgundy and black leather shoes.

The film will be screened ‘out of competition’ meaning it is not officially part of the festival competition.

It first premiered in 2018, out of competition, at the Noir in Festival in Italy.

It received a limited release in Italy and was initially intended to be released in the US in September 2018. 

It was later delayed and was released in March 2021, and on streaming platforms in April.

The film offers its own version of events into the murder Christopher Wallace -better known as the Notorious B.I.G.

Depp plays a retired detective who is convinced the crooked Los Angeles Police Department played a part in the rapper’s murder. 

The flick is directed by Brad Furman and based on the book, LAByrinth, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Randall Sullivan.      

The appearance comes after Johnny has been cleared by a court to proceed with a $50 million defamation suit against Amber Heard. 

Last month, a Virginia judge ruled that Johnny can proceed with the litigation, based on a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she penned saying she was a domestic violence survivor. 

She did not mention Johnny in the story, though she publicly accused him of abusing her in their 2016 split.

New flick: During the festival Depp presented his new film City of Lies, in which he stars alongside Forest Whitaker

New flick: During the festival Depp presented his new film City of Lies, in which he stars alongside Forest Whitaker 

Sue: On Tuesday, Johnny won the right to sue Amber Heard (pictured in November 2011) in a $50 million libel case after a Virginia judge threw out the actress's plea to dismiss the suit

Sue: On Tuesday, Johnny won the right to sue Amber Heard (pictured in November 2011) in a $50 million libel case after a Virginia judge threw out the actress’s plea to dismiss the suit

The actor is trying to clear his name after losing a defamation suit against The Sun after the paper branded him a ‘wife-beater’ amid allegations of domestic abuse.   

Johnny’s suit, filed in Fairfax County, Virginia, accuses Heard of creating a ‘hoax’ account; Amber had requested the libel suit against her, filed in March 2019, be thrown out, claiming the ruling in the UK case should swing any new cases in her favour because they both relate to domestic abuse allegations against Johnny. 

But Judge Penny Azcarate ruled the statements made by The Sun and Amber were ‘inherently different.’

Claims: The High Court libel case heard a string of claims about the nature of Johnny's relationship with his ex-wife Amber, and was nicknamed the trial of the century

Claims: The High Court libel case heard a string of claims about the nature of Johnny’s relationship with his ex-wife Amber, and was nicknamed the trial of the century

The ruling stated: ‘The Sun’s interests were based on whether the statements the newspaper published were false.   

‘[Heard’s] interests relate to whether the statements she published were false.’

The ruling also noted that Johnny filed the defamation suit against The Sun before Amber’s op-Ed was published – and that she was not named in the case against the British paper.

Filed: Johnny's suit, filed in Fairfax County, Virginia, accuses Heard of creating a 'hoax' account

Filed: Johnny’s suit, filed in Fairfax County, Virginia, accuses Heard of creating a ‘hoax’ account

In the December 2018 op-Ed, the actress wrote: ‘I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.’      

The UK’s High Court ruled against Johnny following an explosive three-week trial last July, finding allegations the actor was a ‘wife beater’ were ‘substantially true.’ 

The judge ruled that Johnny assaulted Amber on a dozen occasions and put her in ‘fear of her life’ three times often while on drink and drugs binges, which he said turned the actor into a ‘monster’ in one of the most high-profile libel clashes in recent years.

Lawyers for The Pirates of the Caribbean star had asked two Court of Appeal judges to grant permission for him to challenge the ruling, with the aim of having its findings overturned and a second trial ordered.   

They claimed the judge in Johnny’s initial libel trial had not ‘factually’ considered all the allegations of violence against him and that they had ‘fresh evidence’ Amber had ‘lied’ about giving her entire $7 million divorce settlement to charity.

They said that the charity claim influenced how her testimony was viewed, but the Court of Appeal ruled that it did not have an impact on the judge and that he would have reached the same conclusion on Heard being the victim of domestic violence.

Johnny lost his role in Warner Bros Fantastic Beasts following the High Court judgment, and the damage to his reputation risks him losing out on more roles in the future. 

Ruling: The ruling also noted that Johnny filed the defamation suit against The Sun before Amber's op-Ed was published

Ruling: The ruling also noted that Johnny filed the defamation suit against The Sun before Amber’s op-Ed was published



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