Johnny Depp given gold medal of merit by Serbian President

Johnny Depp was awarded a Gold Medal of Merit by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a ceremony honouring Serbian Statehood Day in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday.

The 58-year-old actor was presented with the honours for his ‘outstanding merits in public and cultural activities, especially in the field of film art and the promotion of the Republic of Serbia in the world,’ Vucic said.

Depp responded, ‘I truly, sincerely thank you, President Vucic, and this medal of merit if I am given the honour to walk away with this, I thank you for being kind enough to bestow it upon me.’

He said that he was ‘right now on the verge of a new life’ in moving through tumultuous times, and hoping the event was the launch of good things to come.

‘I like a re-beginning, and I would love for that beginning to start here,’ he said.

The Kentucky-born actor – who has been involved with a number of projects out of the country as of late, including the 2020 film Minimata and the animated show Puffins – said receiving the medal marked ‘an extremely proud moment’ in his life.

(Slobodna Evropa, 15.02.2022)

https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/glumac-dzoni-dep-sastanak-vucic-beograd/31519448.html

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