Johnny Depp signs 'biggest Men's fragrance deal ever' with Dior
| Last updated
Johnny Depp has reportedly signed the 'biggest deal ever' with Dior.
For the best part of the past decade, the Pirates of The Caribbean star has been the face of the fashion house's cologne Sauvage.
Now, when Depp lost his libel case against The Sun newspaper in 2020, many critics called on the brand to ditch him.
The paper had branded the actor a 'wife beater' in an article about his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard.
However, far from cutting ties with Depp, it looks like Dior is keen to extend its relationship with him.
According to reports, the 59-year-old has signed the 'biggest men's fragrance pact ever'.
If the reports are true, this will see Depp earn more than $20 million (£16m) over three years, which ain't too shabby.
To put that into context, that surpasses the $12m (£9.6m) Robert Pattinson received for being a spokesperson for Dior Homme.
And it is over three times Brad Pitt's $7m (£5.6m) deal for working on Chanel No. 5.
Sources told Variety that deals like this usually see the celeb earn around $4m (£3.2m) a year during the length of their contract.
So as you can see, Depp would be taking home a huge packet.
LADbible has contacted Dior for a comment.
And if it is true, it will round off what has been a bumper few months for the actor.
His new movie Jeanne du Barry is set to open at the Cannes Film Festival next week, signalling his return to the big screen.
The actor hasn't been seen on the big screen since he won his defamation trial against Heard in June 2022.
Jeanne du Barry, written by Maïwenn and Teddy Lussi-Modeste, stars Depp as Louis XV and Maïwenn as Madame du Barry.
Other cast members include Pierre Richard, Noémie Lvovsky, Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud, Pascal Greggory and India Hair.
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."
After it was revealed the film would open Cannes, the festival's director had to come out and defend the decision.
Speaking to Variety, Thierry Fremaux, said he couldn't see a 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."