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“No Mercy,” Critic Blasts Johnny Depp Amid Rumors of ‘Pirates’ Return

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The relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been one of the most widely publicized and controversial topics in recent celebrity news.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met in 2009 on the set of the film The Rum Diary and began dating shortly thereafter. They eventually married in February 2015, but their relationship quickly became marked by a series of public incidents and conflicts. In May 2016, Amber Heard filed for a restraining order against Johnny Depp.

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November 2020, Depp lost a libel case against a British tabloid, The Sun, which had referred to him as a “wife-beater” in one of its articles. The court ruled in favor of the tabloid and this ruling had a significant impact on Depp’s career and public image, leading to his departure from the Fantastic Beasts film franchise and causing some to question his credibility. Following those court proceedings, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard squared off in a defamation trial that was live-streamed for the whole world to see.

Depp eventually was named the victor, and Heard settled with him outside of court– paying the actor $1 million that he promised to charity– and they have both gone their separate ways.

Fandomwire recently resurfaced comments from Howard Stern, who is one of Johnny Depp’s worst critics, and gave him no mercy after his trial with Amber Heard. In 2001, Howard Stern asked Johnny Depp if he was unfaithful, Depp did not comment on this.  Stern stated that:

“On the narcissism scale, I think Johnny Depp is a huge narcissist.” 

Johnny Depp’s career in the entertainment industry began in the early 1980s when he gained recognition as a teen heartthrob on the television series 21 Jump Street. However, it was his collaboration with director Tim Burton that truly propelled him to stardom. Their first major project together was the film Edward Scissorhands (1990), in which Johnny Depp played the role of a gentle but misunderstood artificial man with scissors for hands. This marked the beginning of a creative partnership that would lead to numerous iconic films, including Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

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Johnny Depp’s association with Disney is primarily defined by his portrayal of the iconic character Captain Jack Sparrow in the immensely popular Pirates of the Caribbean series. This collaboration not only propelled Johnny Depp’s career to new heights but also had a significant impact on the way Disney approached its film projects and character development. Over the last few months, there have been rumors that Depp could return to his role once again, but nothing has been confirmed.

Instead, we wait and see what might happen after the ongoing Hollywood strikes come to an end.

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With the issues with the trial and Amber Heard, Depp has moved to Europe to live quite and he has recently been on tour with his band Hollywood Vampires. Sadly, after a scare in Depp’s hotel room, where he was allegedly found unconscious, the band stopped touring for a small stint, but did recently return to the U.S.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.