Johnny Depp ‘signs biggest mens fragrance deal ever’ with Dior worth a staggering $20 million
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Johnny Depp has reportedly signed a huge deal with Dior.
The Hollywood star has been the face of the giant's 'Sauvage' range of men's cologne since 2015.
Following his libel defeat by the Sun newspaper in 2020, the fashion house came under significant pressure to drop the actor.
However, it looks like they are keen to extend their relationship, having reportedly signed him up for the next three years in what has been called the biggest fragrance pact ever.
According to sources, Depp will be paid over $20 million over the course of the contract.
To put that into some perspective, it will most likely be double the $12m Robert Pattinson received for being a spokesperson for Dior Homme.
And it eclipses Brad Pitt’s $7m deal working on promotions for Chanel No. 5.
Industry insiders who spoke to Variety about the deal claimed that stars such as these usually get about $4m a year when they sign up to be the face of brands like Armani and Dior, etc.
UNILAD has contacted Dior for a comment on the reports.
This comes after the director of Cannes Film Festival spoke out about Depp's new movie, Jeanne du Barry, opening the festival this year.
Just a year ago, the world was watching as the Pirates of The Caribbean star took his ex-wife, Amber Heard, to court.
Depp sued the Aquaman actor over comments she made in an op-ed in The Washington Post, which stated she was a victim of domestic abuse.
Now, while the article didn't name Depp, he claimed that it could be easily inferred who Heard was talking about.
And he filed a lawsuit for $50 million over loss of earnings and damage to his reputation, with Heard counter-suing the 59-year-old for $100m.
However, in the end, Depp won the case, with the jury awarding him $15m in damages and Heard just $2m.
And though Heard has reportedly quit acting and moved to Madrid, Depp has a new movie about to land in cinemas.
Written by Maïwenn and Teddy Lussi-Modeste, the film stars Depp as Louis XV and Maïwenn as Madame du Barry.
The official synopsis reads: "Jeanne Vaubernier, a young working-class woman hungry for culture and pleasure [who] uses her intelligence and allure to climb the rungs of the social ladder one by one."
The fact Depp was able to get a leading role so soon after the court case left some feeling a bit uncomfortable.
And questions were raised recently as to why it was chosen to open the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
Well, speaking to Variety ahead of the May event, festival director, Thierry Fremaux, said he didn't understand the problem.
“I don’t see Maïwenn’s film as a controversial choice at all, because if Johnny Depp had been banned from working it would have been different, but that’s not the case,” he told the outlet.
“We only know one thing, it’s the justice system and I think he won the legal case. But the movie isn’t about Johnny Depp.."
UNILAD have contacted Depp's representatives for comment.