Johnny Depp Sparks Controversy With Trump Assassination Quip

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Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when the last time an actor assassinated a president was.

During a segment on Thursday in which Depp was speaking about US President Donald Trump, he said: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

The 54-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star followed up by saying he is not an actor, but someone who lies for a living.

However, he said, it's "been a while, and maybe it's time".

Actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Depp was at the annual UK festival that celebrates the performing arts to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine.

He played Mr Trump last year in a Funny or Die video parody of the businessman's 1987 book, The Art of the Deal.

Depp has also famously had a run-in with an Australian politician.

Last year, he and actor Amber Heard raised the ire of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce when they smuggled their dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia without the animals going through quarantine.

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