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Javier Bardem Defends Johnny Depp Against Amber Heard's Allegations: He's Trapped in Lies of 'Toxic Beings'

Javier Bardem is defending his Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-star Johnny Depp against Amber Heard‘s allegations.

The Oscar-winning actor filed a declaration in the defamation case that Johnny is pursuing against Amber, who has accused him of domestic abuse.

”I love Johnny. He has always been a true gentleman and an extremely generous and caring friend to my family and myself,” Javier wrote in his statement (obtained by the Blast). “On top of that, I’ve had the gift of working with him twice and have experienced his respectful attitude towards every single member of the crew alongside his unique and hilarious sense of humor. I stand by Johnny because I have always seen and felt a true caring and loving man in him … an extraordinary and unique artist who has listened to anyone who needed his help.”

He continued, “I not only love Johnny but respect him deeply and I thank him for being the free and careless little boy he is in his art and the mature and loving man he is in the lives of others, always there when we need him.”

“I love Johnny because he is a good human being, trapped in the lies and manipulations of toxic beings and yet smiling and loving us all in spite of it. How? Through his music, through his acting, through his silence. This means a lot. Thank you, Johnny. Millions of others like me love you deeply,” he added.

Javier‘s wife Penelope Cruz also spoke out about Johnny Depp’s defamation case – see how she reacted to Amber Heard‘s allegations.

Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek & Javier Bardem Premiere 'The Roads Not Taken' at Berlin Film Festival!

Elle Fanning and Salma Hayek are gorgeous as they strike a pose together on the red carpet during the premiere of their film The Roads Not Taken during the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on Wednesday (February 26) in Berlin, Germany.

The two leading ladies were joined at the big event by their co-stars Javier Bardem and Milena Tscharntke, as well as producer Christopher Sheppard and the film’s writer-director Sally Potter.

Earlier in the day, Elle and her The Roads Not Taken team also attended a press conference and photo call for the film dressed in more casual outfits.

The Roads Not Taken is set to hit select theaters in the U.S. on March 13 – Watch the trailer HERE!

FYI: Elle is wearing a custom Armani Privé black silk velvet strapless gown.

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Salma Hayek, Elle Fanning & Javier Bardem Team Up in 'The Roads Not Taken' - Watch Trailer!

Salma Hayek, Elle Fanning and Javier Bardem happily strike a pose together while stepping out for the photo call for their film The Roads Not Taken held during the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on Wednesday (February 26) in Berlin, Germany.

The three stars were joined by the film’s writer-director Sally Potter, their other co-star Milena Tscharntke, as well as producer Christopher Sheppard.

Sally Potter‘s The Roads Not Taken follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of her father’s chaotic mind. As they weave their way through New York City, Leo’s journey takes on a hallucinatory quality as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.

Laura Linney also stars in The Roads Not Taken, which is set to hit select theaters in the U.S. on March 13 – Watch the trailer here!

FYI: Elle is wearing a floral FW20 Rodarte dress.

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Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem Are Both at the San Sebastian Film Festival!

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem step out for separate appearance at the 2019 San Sebastian Film Festival on Thursday (September 26) in San Sebastian, Spain.

The Oscar-winning actress will be receiving the special Donostia Award at the festival this year.

Back in May she said, “I receive the news of this Donostia Award full of emotion and gratitude to the San Sebastian Festival for granting me this immense honor. San Sebastian is not only an internationally renowned festival but also the most important in our country and a very special place to me because I have had the pleasure of visiting it since I was very young and have lived very touching moments there. Thank you very much, from the bottom of my heart.”

Javier was at the festival to promote his movie Sanctuary and he also attended the Lurra Awards ceremony.

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Javier Bardem Premieres 'Sanctuary' at TIFF 2019

Javier Bardem hits the red carpet for the Sanctuary premiere on Wednesday night (September 11) at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

Joining the 50-year-old Oscar winner was director Alvaro Longoria as they premiered the new film at TIFF.

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Sanctuary is part of the campaign to create the largest protected area on Earth, an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, and an analysis of how that can be brought about. Javier is providing a voiceover commentary for the film, which he also produced.

Last month, Javier spoke in support of the global ocean treaty at the United Nations.

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Javier Bardem Speaks in Support of Global Ocean Treaty

Javier Bardem makes an appearance at the United Nations on Monday afternoon (August 19) in New York City.

The 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor met with world leaders in support of the Global Ocean Treaty, which would protect at least 30% of the seas by 2030.

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“Our oceans are on the verge of collapse, and we have all played a huge role in this,” Javier said. “Now we must all play our part, especially you in this room.”

Javier continued: “We just can’t afford to get it wrong…Delegates must know that the world is watching.”

Governments hope to agree on the treaty sometime next year.

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Javier Bardem In Talks to Play King Triton in Live-Action 'Little Mermaid' Movie!

The upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid might have just found its King Triton!

Javier Bardem is in talks for the role of Ariel’s father, King Triton, THR reported on Wednesday (July 17).

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As previously announced, Halle Bailey will playing the role of Ariel, the daughter of Triton. Harry Styles is in talks to play Ariel’s love interest, Prince Eric. Melissa McCarthy is rumored to play Ursula.

When Halle‘s casting was announced, the choice was met with some backlash. Here’s how the original voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson, reacted!

Javier is next set to appear in Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune alongside Timothee Chalamet in 2020. Learn more about the film!