After a US jury largely sided with Johnny Depp in his libel battle against Amber Heard, could the verdict help the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star to resurrect his flagging career?

A jubilant Depp on Wednesday said the jury "gave me my life back" as he was awarded more than $10 million in damages for defamation, in contrast to just $2 million for his ex-wife.

Central to the high-profile trial were testimonies from Hollywood agents, accountants and lawyers, who were asked to assess whether the former couple had derailed one another's careers.

Jurors heard from Depp's side that he had lost a $22.5 million payday for a sixth "Pirates" film due to Heard's claims of abuse.

But Heard's legal team introduced witnesses who said her ex-husband's star was already losing its luster due to "unprofessional behavior" which included drinking and drug use.

"The damage that's done is done, and from this it might start a process back to some sort of normalcy," said a Hollywood producer who has worked with Depp in the past, but asked not to be identified.

Major Hollywood studios may find it difficult to get insurance for mega-budget productions featuring Depp, the producer added.