Johnny Depp receives with humility the Donostia Award in San Sebastián: I will always carry it in my memory
It was not Johnny Depp's first visit to the San Sebastian Festival, but this Wednesday he did not do it to present a film, but to collect the Donostia Award, which he received "with humility" and thanked "deeply" a film competition " really". "It is something that I will never forget, I will always carry it in my memory," said the actor.
Dressed in a black velvet suit and cap, Depp made his entrance into the Donostiarra Kursaal, outside the public that could not approach the red carpet this Wednesday night, crowded on the sidewalk on the other side of the avenue, and He applauded the arrival of the American interpreter, who greeted them after getting out of the car that had brought him from the hotel to the auditorium.
Applause also inside for the actor, who to the compliments of the public, to the constant "We love you" (we love you), replied: "I love you too and I'm here for a single reason, for the people, because cinema is for people and they are the ones who rule ".
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For the contest that has distinguished him and especially for its director, José Luis Rebordinos, he had words of "deep" gratitude for granting him a distinction, which after being announced last August caused controversy among those who saw an untimely recognition due to the Legal battle he has with his ex-wife Amber Heard, who has accused him of mistreatment.
"Thanks to José Luis and his fantastic way of assuming things," said the protagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean, for which the San Sebastian contest has defended the presumption of innocence.
And he, too, thanked the people who have inspired him and helped him move forward, whom he has supported for a long time. "You are warriors and I am sorry for the problems that you have been able to get into because of me," said Depp, who was received on stage as an "unclassifiable" actor who has given life "to unique, charismatic and eccentric characters and, above all, all memorable. "
Before collecting the award, some images of the interpreter's career paraded on the big screen of the Kursaal, who has three Oscar nominations, who has obtained a Golden Globe and who has also been a producer, as well as director of some shorts and from the feature film The Brave.
Among his co-stars is Marion Cotillard, the other Donostia Award of this edition, whom Depp gave "congratulations" and whom he said is "a fantastic, wonderful girl."
A hundred characters
From his debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street when he was 21 to the present, Depp has given life to nearly a hundred characters.
The tear, written and directed by John Waters, participated in the Zabaltegi section of the Festival in 1990. Shortly after, with Eduardo Scissorhands, came his first collaboration with Tim Burton.
In the following years, he starred in films directed by such relevant filmmakers as Emir Kusturica (The Arizona Dream, 1992), Lasse Hallström (Who does Gilbert Grape love ?, 1993, and Chocolat, 2000), again Tim Burton (Ed Wood, 1994, and Sleepy Hollow, 1999), Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, 1995), Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, 1997) and Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998), remember the Festival.
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Already in the 21st century, his interpretation of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga has also won him the admiration of new generations.
Depp has played writers, police infiltrators or outlaws, almost always misfits, along with co-stars such as Marion Cotillard herself, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Helena Bonham Carter, Javier Bardem, Kate Winslet, Mark Rylance or Dustin Hoffman.
Judi Dench, Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Forrest Whitaker, Al Pacino, Benedict Cumberbatch, Morgan Freeman, Benicio del Toro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Plummer are also part of that extensive and illustrious list.
The award ceremony took place before the out-of-competition screening of the Official Section film La hija, by Manuel Martín Cuenca, starring Javier Gutiérrez and Patricia López Arnaiz.