My Friend Johnny
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In the spring of 2010, during the shooting of the film The Tourist, Venice was transformed for a few months, not just because of the presence of the film crew, but especially because the presence of Johnny Depp. After stumbling upon restaurant ‘Rosa Rossa´, Depp fell in love with the place, slowly becoming a regular. He often found himself spending long and happy evenings with Cristiano Vital, the manager. People who met Johnny found his personality both touching and fascinating, and no one found it more so than Cristiano, who from the very first moment they met started hoping that the great film star would not only see him as a true friend who he would always be able to trust, but also that the actor would open doors for him by taking him into his entourage. And Cristiano is still hoping, despite the fact that Johnny has not been in touch.