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Heard Defamation Trial Spikes Popularity of This Iconic Depp Movie (And It's Not 'Pirates')

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Johnny Depp does have plenty of iconic movies in his portfolio that don't really need additional PR in court, but for this one, the Virginia trial did a favor.

The blockbuster defamation trial is close to its finale, but it doesn't mean that it stopped making headlines. While Amber Heard is on the verge of being booted from 'Aquaman 2', one of Johnny Depp's movies appeared to have made a good use of the trial – 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

In the Virginia court, the name of the controversial chocolatier Willy Wonka emerged in a pretty hilarious context, with Depp lawyers questioning a witness about the actor's iconic roles.

The witness was Dr. David Spiegel, a psychiatrist summoned by Heard's legal team. At some point, when Spiegel was analyzing Depp's personality, the actor's attorney wondered what movies starring Depp did Spiegel see.

"Willy Wonka doesn't matter to you?" Depp's lawyer asked him at some point, having Spiegel responding that he didn't see the movie.

The cross-examination quickly went viral – as did many moments from the notorious trial. Now, the Willy Wonka movie has slid into Netflix' top most popular movies in the United States, enjoying its 8th spot as of Tuesday.

Apparently, many people felt the urge to watch 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' following the cross-examination – who knows, maybe, Dr. Spiegel was also among them?

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