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Johnny Depp’s Comeback Film ‘Jeanne du Barry’ Kicks off 76th Cannes Film Festival

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival has kicked off with a bang! The 76th edition of the annual film festival came to life on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in the South of France. Johnny Depp’s new film Jeanne du Barry from Maïwenn was the opening-night film of the French film event.

Every year, the fans are excited to see the rolling out of the iconic Palais red carpet with their favorite celebs showing up in stunning outfits. Continue reading further to gather more information about the opening day of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Johnny Depp’s new movie ‘Jeanne du Barry’

On Tuesday, Johnny Depp and Cannes were two topics trending on the social media platform Twitter. This year, Depp hit the red carpet in front of the Palais des Festivals for his film Jeanne Du Barry.

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the Hollywood actor and filmmaker Johnny Depp and French actress Maïwenn play the titular roles in the period drama.

The movie also stars Pierre Richard, Benjamin Lavernhe, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud, and India Hair. In the movie, Johnny essays the role of 18th-century monarch Louis XV, meanwhile, Maïwenn plays the role of his favorite mistress.

For the event, Depp wore a black suit. He pulled his hair back in a sleek ponytail. He completed his look with a few rings and a pair of sunglasses. He signed a few autographs and posed for pictures with fans at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Johnny Depp’s ‘Jeanne du Barry’ gets 7-minute standing ovation at Cannes 2023

This is Johnny’s first major appearance since the defamation trial against his former spouse Amber Heard which took place last year. His fans gave him a warm welcome at the film festival.

The film Jeanne du Barry received a 7-minute standing ovation which got Johnny and Maïwenn pretty emotional seeing the response. Soon after, he waved to the audience.

Michael Douglas receives Honorary Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival

At the end of Tuesday’s opening ceremony, the legendary actor and film producer Michael Douglas was presented with the honorary Palme d’Or for his great contribution to films and the world of cinema. Uma Thurman paid a tribute to Douglas at Cannes. He has starred in films like The China Syndrome, Basic Instinct, Falling Down, and Behind the Candelabra.

During his speech, the Oscar winner joked around and stated that he is 78 which means he is 2 years older than the film festival. He said, “76 years old? I’m even older than the festival.”

Douglas’s wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and daughter Carys Zeta accompanied him to the popular film festival. The trio marked their presence at the screening of Jeanne du Barry and the opening ceremony red carpet.

For the 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival, the Basic Instinct actor looked handsome in a black tux and matching bow tie. Catherine, for her part, opted to wear a low-cut red dress. The pair’s daughter Carys donned a semi-see-through white gown.

Are you excited to watch Johnny Depp’s movie, Jeanne du Barry? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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