Until now: the acclaimed actor has just been announced as the new face of Christian Dior Parfums, the first time he's ever agreed to front a fragrance campaign. Currently in Queensland filming the next instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the actor has been plagued by controversy of late (mainly directed at his pets, care of Australian Customs), so it's about time the acting heavyweight had some positive press.

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He's slated to be the face of a new Dior men's fragrance composed by the house's celebrated perfumer François Demachy. It's been a busy few months for Depp - as well as filming in Australia, he recently starred in Rob Marshall's fantastical  Into the Woods alongside Meryl Streep and has been hard at work in Scott Cooper's Black Mass, which hits cinemas this September. 

Depp joins an assembly of Hollywood heavyweights who have fronted Dior fragrances in the past, from Jamie Dornan (the face of Dior Homme in 2007) and Jude Law (Dior Homme Sport from 2008) to Robert Pattison (Dior Homme in 2013). Here's a glimpse of Dior's male muses to date.

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