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Johnny Depp Brings 'Minamata' To Berlin Film Fest: 'Films Like This Don't Get Made Every Day'

Johnny Depp Brings 'Minamata' To Berlin Film Fest: 'Films Like This Don't Get Made Every Day'

Johnny Depp has arrived at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival!

The 56-year-old actor kept it cool and casual while stepping out for the photo call and press conference for his film Minamata held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Friday (February 21) in Berlin, Germany.

In Minamata, Johnny plays celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith who helped bring to public attention a mercy poisoning in Japan carried out over a 34-year-period.

“Reading the story and learning the history of what happened in Minamata, the fact that it even happened at all, was very shocking,” Johnny said at the Berlin Film Festival (via THR). “The fact it continues is even more shocking. Just as a reader, as someone who is interested, I believed it was a story that needed to be told.”

Johnny added that he felt it was important to “harness the power of the media, or cinema” and use it to “open up people’s eyes to something that happened and happens to this day.” He also noted that “films like this don’t get made every day.”

Johnny Depp was joined at the photo call by his co-stars Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Katherine Jenkins, Minami and Akiko Iwase, as well as cinematographer BenoƮt Delhomme and writer-director Andrew Levitas.

READ MORE: Amber Heard Admits to Hitting Johnny Depp in 2015 Recording

FYI: Minami is wearing Valentino with Melinda Mara jewelry.

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