- A few days after losing a defamation case against the Sun, Johnny Depp stated that he has “resigned” and no longer plays the role in Fantastic Beasts 3. Experts say that this is only the beginning of the impact on the career of actors.
- Before his ex-wife Amber Heard’s domestic abuse allegations were made public in 2016, his leadership career has been in a downturn.
- Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani told insiders that he had nothing to do with Depp and that he believed the 57-year-old actor would become “the next Harvey Weinstein.”
- Depp has always denied Sid̵
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Johnny Depp’s career is over. At least, this is what the experts say.
In a 129-page ruling last week, London High Court Justice Andrew Nicol rejected the former “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s defamation claims against the British newspaper The Sun , On the grounds that the article referred to Depp in an article in 2018 as “wife beating” regarding the domestic abuse allegations made by his ex-wife Amber Heard. The judge believed that the article was “basically correct.”
In a sensational 16-day trial, Depp and Hurd’s turbulent 15-month marriage was broken up in incredible detail and exposed Depp’s toxic, drug-fueled life Way of overexposure.
Before any allegations of domestic abuse, Depp’s career was on a downward trend
Depp first became famous in the popular TV show “21 Jump Street” in the 1980s. In 1990, he became a Hollywood star with Tim Burton’s most popular movie “Edward Scissorhands”, starring his future partner Winona Ryder.
In the next few decades, he became obsessed with loneliness and antipathy due to his misunderstandings in films such as “Gilbert Grapes”, “Doni Blasco” and “Sleeping Hollow”. Heroic and widely praised.
Since 2003, Depp has been the most naughty Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s most popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise. Depp was nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for his work in the first film “The Curse of the Black Pearl”, and by 2015, the fifth work in the series, it is estimated that each film will earn approximately $55 million. Thanks to Depp, the “pirate” movie became a jewel in the Disney box office script. These five movies made a total of US$4.5 billion globally.
But in the past few years, Depp has failed to reach a similar box office height. New works such as “Beyond”, “The Lone Ranger” and “Shadow” directed by long-time collaborator Burton have been hit by critics and disappointed at the box office, which shows that the public is tired of his Gothic skills.
Although Depp’s films have earned more than $4 billion in domestic revenue for decades, experts say he may have come to an end.
Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani told insiders: “I don’t expect his career to recover.” “Disney has lost interest in Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. I can’t Imagine that any other major studio wants to work with him. He will become the next Harvey Weinstein.
Warner Bros. wanted to break up from Depp even before losing
A few days after the defamation case was tried, Depp said he had been “resigned by Warner Bros.”. From the “Fantastic Beasts” series.
Stacy Jones, chief executive of Hollywood Branded, a Los Angeles pop culture influencer and branded content marketing agency, told insiders that although Warner Bros. seemed to quickly distance themselves from Depp after the trial, the plan abandoned the actors. “In fact, it’s an elaborate The planned plan is formulated on the basis of the introduction of trials over time.”
Initially, Potterverse seemed to stand beside his man, get rid of serious accusations, and become another celebrity tabloid. In the second half of 2016, in an interview with the “Harry Potter” fan site The Leaky Cauldron, shortly after Sid’s allegations were made public, “Fantastic Beasts” director David Yates defended Depp. He said: “In this business, this is a strange old business.” “One week you are smart, and the next week people are saying strange things. You will fluctuate up and down. But no one will deprive you of your pure talent. “
Harry Potter writer JK Rowling said in a statement on his personal blog in 2017: “The filmmakers and I are not only satisfied with sticking to our original cast, but also very happy. Let Johnny play the main role in the movie.”
However, since the extent of Depp’s abusive behavior has become a matter of public record, then he is unshakable. If a brand, movie producer, or the name of a celebrity hired by the producer is related to an allegation of abuse, it is usually considered a sign of acceptance or recognition. As the industry has been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, many movie studios would rather take a gamble.
Jones said: “The reality is that Warner Bros. did not choose to say goodbye to Depp.” “‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a family movie. Even if the role is a villain, physical abuse and drug and alcohol abuse are not considerations.”
“Depp should continue to engage in defamation litigation business, and he still has a film career”
Although Depp has been expelled from “Fantastic Beasts” since filming started in September and only shot one shot, he will still receive full compensation because the “pay as you go” clause in the contract means that whether he appears or not, He must be paid according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Jones said: “Although he will still charge an eight-figure fee, which allows the requested (or told more) pill to fall aside and then resign an easy-to-swallow pill, it is not easy. In self or finance Especially when he realizes that this is indeed his last major transaction for a long time.”
Jones told insiders that Depp’s only way out is to “admit his mistakes and accept responsibility” and really start reforms. She said: “Until then, Depp’s career “will have survival fighters.”
But Depp’s lawyers have announced that the actor will appeal in London. In her 2018 column for The Washington Post, he filed another $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard in Virginia, describing her experience of domestic violence. Although Depp was not mentioned in Sid’s column, the actor’s legal team said it strongly speculated that it was related to him. Depp has always denied the accusations against him.
Ramani told insiders that he thought the second lawsuit was a waste of time for Depp.
He said: “Depp should continue to engage in defamation litigation business even though he is still engaged in the film business.” “The Virginia case is also a loser, like many celebrity family law cases, it rarely shows celebrities well. Depp should insist. A script written by someone else, not a live broadcast of his real drama in court.”
The second case may have the same dramatic details as the first case, but this does not seem to worry Depp and his consultants who are determined to pursue it. However, his case in the public opinion court seems to have been completed.
For so long, Jack Sparrow.