Actor Johnny Depp is known for many things, his performances in such movies; "Pirates of the Caribean" and "Edward Scissorhands", plus his three-time Academy Award nominations.

His personal life, not his acting is the reason why he has been in the headlines lately - reports of financial difficulties plus his divorce from actress Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp on Thursday evening was at Glastonbury Festival in England. He was there for a showing of his 2004 movie of which he's reportedly regretful as it showed in the U.S for one night only. The movie, "The Libertine" is rated 6.4 on IMDB and it's about a 17th-century notorious poet who drank himself to an early death.

The Glastonbury Festival has the biggest screen for showings in the U.K.

Recent negativity directed towards the president from celebrities

Mr Depp was on the new Cineramageddon stage when he asked the Glastonbury Festival crowd the question he must have known was going to be controversial even before he asked it - but went along anyway. "I think [Donald] Trump needs help," he said. "There are a lot of dark places he could go - 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?"

It's presumed he asked this in reference to the 1865 murder of Abraham Lincoln which was carried out by the actor John Wilkes Booth.

Johnny finished off his controversial statement by saying “I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”

Kathy Griffin

The previous celebrity/personality to do something similar to this was CNN's Kathy Griffin less than a month ago, and this came with some serious repercussions.

Griffin posed in photographs that showed her holding up a severed head that looked similar to the United States President Donald Trump's head. This caused major criticism and also led to her dismissal from the CNN's New Year's Eve Broadcast.

There seems to be something each year that unites Glastonbury. Last year it was a disdain for Brexit and yesterday it was still political with a chant supporting Jeremy Corbyn; 'Ohh Jeremy Corbyn'.

The festival began on Wednesday, June 21 and will conclude on Monday, June 26.

What to expect at the Festival

"The Libertine" was not the only film at the festival as it was also accompanied by "Withnail & I," and "Dead Man", and is curated by the film-maker, Julien Temple. The Glastonbury Festival is the largest festival in the U.K with numerous acts performing. There is an extensive list of performances that can be found on their website.