Actor Johnny Depp is getting weirder and weirder.
The popular actor, star of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and several well-received films by director Tim Burton, has always seemed somewhat disappointed in his life. Off-screen, he plays the dark, brooding genius trapped in a world of mediocrity. By now aware that he’ll never be someone like his hero, gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson, Depp hunts for satisfaction in material things: He spends $2 million a month (including $30,000 on wine alone), owns 15 houses, a $200 million yacht and 45 cars (45).
Depp, 54, has also been in the news of late over his messy divorce from actress Amber Heard, who he reportedly kicked violently in an argument.
And he is no fan of President Trump, calling him a “brat” and starring in a 50-minute spoof of Trump’s book, The Art of the Deal.
So it should come as no surprise that Depp now advocates the murder of the president.
Depp, attending a film festival in England, gave a bizarre, rambling introduction to his 2004 film The Libertine, about a 17th-century poet who drank himself to an early death, in which he somehow segued into American politics.
“I think Trump needs help,” he said. “There are a lot of dark places he could go.”
He added: “I’m not insinuating anything — by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible — but when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The crowd whopped and cheered.
Then Depp added, weirdly: “Don’t worry, I’m not an actor, I lie for a living.”
Depp’s comments follow outrage this month over a Central Park production of “Julius Caesar,” in which the slain Roman dictator looks just like Trump. And comedian Kathy Griffin was widely criticized for a photograph of her holding a severed head that also looked like Trump.
Following those two episodes, a gunman who hated Republicans and supported Socialist candidate Bernie Sanders, shot four people, including a congressman.
His latest installment of the Pirates movie has been a box office disaster, so perhaps Depp is just looking for some press — any press. And he need not worry — the Hollywood celebrities who are always telling Americans how to live their lives won’t say a peep against him. Why? Because a lot of them think just like he does.