A senior Australian politician has mocked a video recorded by actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard over their infamous dog smuggling spat with quarantine officials.
Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce said he could have directed the film better himself and it looked like Pirates Of The Caribbean star Depp was auditioning for The Godfather.
Depp and Heard's 40-second videotaped apology was submitted during a hearing in an Australian court on Monday.
Heard pleaded guilty at the hearing to falsifying an immigration document when the couple brought their two dogs to Australia last year. She avoided any jail time.
The couple's delivery in the video was oddly wooden and the clip was quickly lampooned around the world, with many comparing it to a hostage video.
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