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Sometimes there are people who wonder why journalists and cultural writers spend so much time analyzing celebrity behavior and writing articles about what their actions mean.
Thanks to a bomb reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Johnny Depp, who lost in November a UK lawsuit that essentially saw the press brand him a ‘woman’s beater’ after hearing evidence of his actions against Amber Heard, you can count how The money is behind activating a person’s actions of Depp’s stature.
As a reminder, Depp remained a staple of Hollywood blockbusters and luxury advertising campaigns until his dismissal from the next. Fantastic beasts sequel despite Heard’s allegations that first surfaced in 2016 – and reports of his erratic behavior being common knowledge long before that.
Here’s a look at the numbers, thanks to that THR article, to the privilege granted to him because he was Johnny Depp.
10 billion dollars: Depp is believed to have brought to the box office during his career.
$ 40 million: Estimated catch of each Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
$ 3 million: His estimated salary for his next film, Minamata, a “reduction” in salary following his allegations.
2: A crew member claimed Depp hit him while he was intoxicated on the 2018 set City of lies.
$ 20 million: Depp’s Initial Pay Day for 2017 Pirates…: Dead men tell no story.
8: Number of ecstasy pills Depp allegedly swallowed at the same time during filming Dead men don’t tell stories.
$ 350,000: Cost per day, for two weeks, of Depp’s return to Los Angeles for the production of Dead men don’t tell stories because he sliced off his fingertip in an alleged altercation with Heard after those pills.
$ 50 million: Damage Depp seeks in his libel action against Amber Heard.
$ 1.25 million: Payoff Depp reportedly gave his first wife, Lori Allen, to prevent him from posting a declaimed post in which he repeatedly used the N word.
14: Residences Depp is the owner.
$ 30,000: Budget per month that Depp would have spent on wine.
$ 5 million: Cost to fire Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes from a cannon from a high tower, which Depp apparently paid as a tribute.
$ 3 million: Summary of the pilot’s requests on the Depp set during the filming.
$ 16 million: Depp’s salary which was paid in full for Fantastic beasts after which he was dismissed.
1: Number of scenes he had shot before being fired.
12: Occasions, British judge ruled that “Depp had indeed assaulted Amber”, according to co-founder of Time’s Up Legal Defense
20: Depp’s 2020 ranking in Q scores, which means he’s still the 20th most-loved celebrity despite it all.
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