Johnny Depp Stuns Cannes with Remarkable Transformation for 'Jeanne du Barry' Premiere
Internationally acclaimed actor Johnny Depp debuted a striking transformation at the Cannes Film Festival, where he graced the red carpet on Tuesday, May 23, for the world premiere of his latest film, 'Jeanne du Barry.' He was showered with a seven-minute standing ovation, marking a triumphant return to the international spotlight.
A source from the festival told Page Six that Depp, famous for his often rough-around-the-edges appearance, had undergone an extensive makeover, with a team of top-tier stylists attending to him in a suite at the JW Marriott Hotel on La Croisette.
At 59, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star showcased his new, refined look, dressed in a bespoke tuxedo by Dior's Kim Jones, created specifically for the event. His stylist Samantha McMillen, with whom he's worked for years, also made significant contributions to his revamped image. Depp's ensembles for the film's press conference and accompanying dinner, which featured Moët et Chandon champagne, were also courtesy of Dior. According to an insider, the luxury brand took charge of the actor's entire grooming process for the festival.
However, despite Depp's immaculate appearance, there was one unchanged detail: his teeth reportedly retained their characteristic "stain and brown choppers."
Regardless, the success of 'Jeanne du Barry,' where Depp portrays King Louis XV, has managed to eclipse minor details. The film is currently second at the French box office, prompting the production team to explore opportunities for distribution in the U.S.
Depp's revitalized image was on full display when he stole the show at the opening of Cannes with the premiere of 'Jeanne du Barry.' He joined co-star Maïwenn, the film's director, and other production staff on the red carpet. The gracious actor indulged fans with autographs and selfies, adding to the charm of his Cannes presence.
Set in the 18th century, 'Jeanne du Barry' tells the compelling tale of Jeanne Bécu (Maïwenn), a woman of humble beginnings who ascends the ranks of Louis XV's court, eventually becoming his final official mistress. The film's premiere was met with rapturous applause, culminating in a standing ovation that lasted seven minutes, a testament to Depp's enduring appeal.