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Johnny Depp cements his comeback by returning in new Dior campaign ‘worth $20 million’

Stewart Perrie

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Johnny Depp cements his comeback by returning in new Dior campaign ‘worth $20 million’

Johnny Depp has returned as the face of Dior's fragrance Sauvage.

The brand dropped a new advert lasting nearly 30 seconds titled 'The Call of The Blazing Sun of Sauvage Eau de Toilette'.

In the clip, we see shots of him reciting poetry as well as a beach and desert landscape.

"An eagle cries as it circles its prey," he says. "The blazing sun high in the ozone blue sky.


"A trail of cold wind stirs a land of dry wood and stone.

"This is the call of Sauvage."

It was revealed earlier this year that Depp had signed the 'biggest men's fragrance deal ever' with Dior.


While he had been the face of the brand for a decade, there were question marks hanging around his future following his highly publicised defamation case with Amber Heard.

However, that was completely quashed after his win and Variety reported that Depp was set to earn more than $20 million over three years.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has thanked Dior for supporting him over the last few tumultuous years.

"I’ve never been more touched or prouder to have had that support," he told GQ Middle East.


"Nobody does that, and the fact that Dior has, I thank every single person involved in making the decision to trust me and stick with me all the way from the bottom to the top and back down.

"I will forever be in their debt; I will forever be loyal.

The film is set to premiere at Cannes Film Festival. Credit: La Pacte
The film is set to premiere at Cannes Film Festival. Credit: La Pacte

"They are… man, it’s Dior! Of course, they’re a class act, but they’re actually truly a class act.


"I mean, that’s strength, that’s class, that’s brave, it’s courageous. Dior will always mean much more to me than just Sauvage."

He described his reaction to whiffing Sauvage for the first time all those years ago, saying it was like 'smelling a fine wine that’s been aged'.

Depp says he's developed a 'personal partnership' with Dior over the years.

The new campaign has cemented his return to stardom following last year's defamation case.


In addition to the fragrance, he's also seen his first feature film get released.

Jeanne du Barry debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and he was greeted with a humungous standing ovation after the movie premiered.

Jeanne du Barry, written by Maïwenn and Teddy Lussi-Modeste, stars Depp as Louis XV and Maïwenn as Madame du Barry.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Christian Dior

Topics: Johnny Depp, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie
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