Johnny Depp hasn’t had the greatest few years in the public eye unfortunately. His very public split with Amber Heard and subsequent court battle with the actress didn’t garner him all that much in favor in the United States. He seems to be adored by his fans in Rome, though.
It was at an Italian Film festival in the historic Italian capital city of Rome, where he was promoting his latest animated project…a TV series called Puffins, that fans flocked to the location of the festival to shower him with praises. He is actually rather adored overseas despite his recent controversies. It must also be noted that he has his supporters in North America as well.
The Fear and Loathing in las Vegas and Rum Diary star didn’t shy away from the attention and adoration he was being shown, though. He actually took the time to go see and even mingle with the crowd that had gathered, according to TMZ.
Amber Heard threw many accusations Depp’s way, including claims of spousal abuse amongst other things. He vehemently denied these claims and even countersued and it’s been a heck of a lot of back and forth over the last few years, but that hasn’t stopped him.
After gaining leading man status in the nineties with roles like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Edward Scissorhands, he took to working on independent films and he simply returned to that type of work once he started losing big budget roles due to the unfortunate circumstances of the whole Amber Herd ordeal.
He can’t seem to get work with major Hollywood features, but he’s had no problem finding support in Europe. The aforementioned Fear and Loathing and Rum Diary films throw a nod to his close relationship with the writer of the books those films are based on, and the relationship he had with writer, Hunter Thompson garnered him quite the support of Thompson’s own fans. Johnny’s portrayal of the journalist and writer was uncanny and is now legendary.
This, his catalogue of classic films, his music, and the fact that many still believe him to be innocent of the charges and allegations thrown at him, are what got him the support he undoubtedly has, especially overseas, as we saw at the Rome Film Festival.