Johnny Depp To Receive San Sebastian Film Festival’s Highest Honor, The Donostia Award

Johnny Depp is to obtain the San Sebastian Film Festival’s (Sept 17-25) Donostia Award, its highest accolade.

The competition right now described Depp as “one of contemporary cinema’s most talented and versatile actors”. The ceremony feting the U.S. star will happen on September 22 on the competition’s Kursaal Auditorium.

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Depp was on the European competition final yr to current Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan. He additionally made a fleeting look on the Spanish fest in 1998 with Terry Gilliam.

Recent recipients of the Donostia Award embrace Ethan Hawke, Sigourney Weaver, Judy Dench, Penelope Cruz and Viggo Mortensen.

The award for Depp is more likely to elevate some eyebrows given the high-profile and ongoing authorized entanglements for the Pirates Of The Caribbean star. But San Sebastian has not been afraid to zig when others have zagged in recent times. Last yr the occasion opened with Woody Allen’s newest movie, Rifkin’s Festival.

Cinema icon Depp, greatest identified for films together with the Pirates franchise, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, lately starred as warfare photographer W. Eugene Smith in Minamata.

However, the muted launch of that movie had its director Andrew Levitas at odds with studio MGM. The filmmaker claimed that Depp’s private baggage prompted the studio to bury the film. Depp was lately on the heart or a protracted and really messy courtroom case involving Brit tabloid The Sun and his former spouse Amber Heard. Following his loss in that case, Depp was requested by Warner Bros to resign his position as Grindelwald within the Harry Potter spinoff the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Depp stays engaged in a $50M defamation lawsuit in opposition to Heard within the U.S.

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