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Hollywood Heartthrob Johnny Depp Gets Statue in Serbia
U.S. actor Johnny Depp stands next to a life-sized statue of himself during the official opening ceremony of the 3nd Kustendorf Film and Music Festival, in Mokra Gora, January 13, 2010. The festival takes place in Drvengrad, an art village founded and designed by Serbian film director Emir Kusturica, and runs until January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic.
BELGRADE (AP).- Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp was honored Wednesday with a life-size statue in Serbia.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star had a statue in his image unveiled to him by renowned Serbian director Emir Kusturica during an annual film festival — called Kustendorf — held in a mountain village in southwestern Serbia.

Depp met with Serbian President Boris Tadic upon his arrival on Tuesday. He was then flown by helicopter to the mountaintop village constructed by Kusturica for one of his movies.

Kusturica, a two-time Cannes Film Festival winner, said he plans to make a movie with Depp paying legendary Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.

"Depp will be my guest for three days," Kusturica said. "He will lead several workshops for participants of the festival, drink wine, watch films and visit some locations where he will shoot a film about Pancho Villa."



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