Johnny Depp was present on Sunday at the screening of his new television series Puffins during the 16th edition of the Rome Film Festival.
This is the latest professional decision for the controversial star, 58, who recently claimed his career has been damaged by the spread of the culture of cancellation.
The actor looked trendy in a beige jacket which he layered over a black waistcoat with brown stripes as well as a casual white shirt.
Emerging: Johnny Depp was present at the screening of his new TV series Puffins during the 16th edition of the Rome Film Festival on Sunday
Slip into a pair of charcoal jeans, he accessorized his ensemble with a brown leather belt and a collection of red and black scarves amid the 70 ° F Italian heat.
Threading a handful of pearl necklaces, he framed his face with a pair of silver-rimmed sunglasses and wore a silver hoop in his left lobe.
Looking a lot like his character of Captain Jack Sparrow, he continued his outfit with a sand headband and a black fedora hat, allowing a selection of his dark brown locks to fall freely.
Posing for photographers with his hands in his pockets, the Hollywood icon walked the red carpet in a pair of onyx leather boots.
Center of attention: This is the latest professional decision by the controversial star, who recently claimed his career has been undermined by the spread of cancellation culture
Edgy: The actor looked trendy in a beige jacket which he layered over a black brown striped waistcoat as well as a casual white shirt
Striking: It didn’t take long for her to greet onlookers and join her ring-clad hands in appreciation
It didn’t take long for him to greet the spectators and join his ring-clad hands in appreciation.
Lending his famous voice to Johnny Puff in the new animated series, the cartoon is mainly released in five-minute increments.
Puffins focuses on a set of birds that are in bondage to a walrus named Otto and is available for purchase through the iTunes Store and Amazon Video.
The cartoon is produced by Iervolino Entertainment, a company owned by producer Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi.
Exciting: Lending his famous voice to Johnny Puff in the new animated series, the cartoon is mostly released in five minute increments
“Themes such as gender and race equality and environmental protection” will be presented in a way “to promote positive messages”, according to a statement from Iervolino.
Depp had previously claimed he was the victim of the crop cancellation, warning that “no one is safe” and urging those involved to “stand up for themselves.”
Speaking in the Spanish city of San Sebastian, before accepting an honorary award at the film festival last month, he said the situation had gotten “so out of hand”.
In July 2020, he lost a high-profile case in the High Court in London, after The Sun newspaper described him as a “female beater” and took him to court.
Spellbinding: Puffins focuses on a set of birds that are in bondage to a walrus named Otto and is available for purchase through the iTunes Store and Amazon Video.
His ex-wife Amber Heard filed for divorce in 2016, accusing her of verbal and physical abuse, and she testified in London.
Depp lost his lucrative role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise as a result of the affair.
Speaking at the festival last month, Depp said: “It can be seen as an event in history that has lasted as long as it has lasted, this cancellation of culture, this instant rush to judgment based. on what essentially amounts to polluted air.
“It’s so out of control now that I can promise you no one is safe. None of you. No one at this door. No one is safe. It takes a sentence and there is no more ground, the carpet is drawn.
“It wasn’t just me that it happened, it happened to a lot of people. This kind of thing has happened to women, to men.
“It doesn’t matter if a judgment, in and of itself, has taken on a certain artistic license. When there’s an injustice, whether it’s against you or against someone you love, or someone you believe in, stand up, don’t sit down. Because they need you.
Back in the United States, Depp recently won the right to sue Heard for $ 50 million.
In August, a Virginia judge ruled he could continue with the litigation, based on a 2018 Washington Post editorial she wrote saying she was a domestic violence survivor.
She didn’t mention Depp in the story, although she publicly accused him of abusing her during their separation in 2016.
Speaking out: Ex-wife Amber Heard filed for divorce in 2016, accusing her of verbal and physical abuse, and she testified in London (pictured in 2011)
The actor is trying to clear his name after losing a libel lawsuit against The Sun.
His lawsuit in the United States, filed in Fairfax County, Virginia, accuses Heard of creating a “hoax” account of abuse.
Heard had asked that the libel action against her, filed in March 2019, be dismissed, saying the ruling in the UK case should tip any new cases in her favor, as they both involve allegations of domestic violence against Depp.
But Judge Penny Azcarate ruled that the statements made by The Sun and Heard were “inherently different,” and said the case should continue.
Shock: Heard claimed Depp attacked her and her legal team showed photos alleging abuse (photo from 2016)
The ruling read: “The Sun’s interests were based on whether the statements published by the newspaper were false.
‘[Heard’s] the interest centers on whether the statements she published were false.
The ruling also noted that Depp had filed a libel suit against The Sun before the publication of Heard’s editorial – and that she had not been named in the case against the UK newspaper.
In the December 2018 editorial, the actress wrote: “I have become a public figure representing domestic violence and have felt the full force of our culture’s anger for women speaking out.”
Confident: Depp is pictured on July 29, 2020, outside the High Court in London during the case
The UK High Court ruled against Depp following an explosive three-week trial last July, ruling that the allegations that the actor was a “female drummer” were “essentially true”.
Lawyers for the Pirates of the Caribbean star had asked two judges at the Court of Appeals for leave to challenge the decision, with the aim of overturning his findings and ordering a second trial.
They claimed that the judge in Depp’s first defamation trial had not “factually” considered all the allegations of violence against him and that they had “new evidence” that Heard had “lied” by giving him the entire $ 7 million divorce settlement to charity.
They said the charity request influenced how his testimony was viewed, but the Court of Appeal ruled that it had no impact on the judge and he would have come to the same conclusion on Heard being a victim of domestic violence.
Saluting: Amber Heard is seen in court in London on July 28, 2020