As liberal Hollywood continues to embarrass itself with anti-Trump propaganda videos, self-and righteous speeches about “tolerance,” let’s take a moment and highlight the flamboyant and dare we say privileged lifestyles of folks who get paid handsomely to parrot lines written by more intelligent writers.
Exhibit A: Johnny Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean star reportedly spends $30,000 on wine. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. At 53 years old, Depp continues to pretend he’s in his twenties, spending far more than he makes.
How do we know this? Well, recently released court documents emerging from a lawsuit filed by Depp himself have revealed the actor’s unfathomably carnival-like lifestyle.
Vice News reports:
Back in January, Depp sued his former business managers for “gross misconduct” and asked to be compensated $25 million. Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter published court documents it obtained in connection with that lawsuit; the documents revealed that the actor was living a lifestyle he allegedly couldn’t afford, and was spending upwards of $2 million per month on living expenses. The court documents also revealed that Depp regularly spends around $30,000 a month on wine alone.
Michael Kump, an attorney for Depp’s former management company, wrote in the cross-complaint, “Depp lived an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford.”
So, what kind of wine is Depp blowing his fortune on? The actor has made it no secret that he has a taste for wines from Bordeaux, and considers Domaine de la Romanée-Conti to be one of his favorite Burgundy estates. During an interview with Madame Figaro magazine, Depp said, “I like Pétrus [and] Château Cheval-Blanc.”
Petrus is known for its high prices; one bottle can sell for as much as $2500. But, hey, that’s a bargain in some circles: a three-liter bottle of Chateau Cheval-Blanc recently sold for over $135,000. In short, the dude has expensive taste.
That’s all well and good, but this multimillionaire from Tinsel town decided to denigrate another millionaire (yes, you guessed it: Donald Trump) for being wealthy. Hypocrisy alert.
After impersonating Trump in a mock biopic for the website Funny or Die, Depp attempted to further humiliate the president by engaging in class warfare. Wrong move for a wine-loving fop.
In a March interview at Arizona State University, the actor said the following about his experience impersonating Trump:
It’s not just about being a rich kid — I approached Donald Trump as what you kind of see in him when you really watch him. There’s something creative about him in a sense of bullydom. But what he is, I believe, is a brat.
Depp later did an impromptu impersonation of Trump for the college crowd. “Everything is mine. Even if I don’t own it,” Depp intoned, ridiculing Trump. “I’m going to build a wall. A fabulous wall. And all of my billions are not going to pay for it... Mexico’s gonna pay for it.”
Strange coming from a guy who casually sips Chateau Cheval-Blanc.