Johnny Depp accepted Serbia's medal of honor, which was presented to him by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in Belgrade, the country's capital.

The 58-year-old actor thanked the president in his acceptance speech Tuesday, saying, "I truly, sincerely thank you, President Vučić, and this medal of merit, if I am given the honor to walk away with this, I thank you for being kind enough to bestow it upon me."

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star added, "I'm right now on the verge of a new life and I like it, I like a re-beginning and I would love for that beginning to start here."

The medal was awarded to the actor 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," according to Balkan Insight.

Depp has had a couple of projects related to Serbia in recent years. He shot scenes of his drama film "Minimata" in Belgrade and even lent his voice to "Puffins Unlimited," an animated series produced in the country.

A fan shared a clip of Depp's speech on Twitter. The post's comments section was quickly flooded with messages from the actor's supporters.

"New life? new love? he deserve (sic) so much love," one of them wrote.

"I'm so happy for him and I don't even know what that price was for," another fan said in a comment, to which another supporter replied, "he received the serbian order of merit."

Meanwhile, a fan also shared a video showing Depp receiving the medal. In the 39-second clip, the actor could be seen walking on the stage and hugging the president before thanking him. He also flaunted his medal in front of the cameras near the podium before delivering his speech.

The actor is currently filming an untitled film in which he will portray the King of France, Louis XV. The plot of the movie, which will be helmed by French actress Maïwenn, has been kept under wraps.

Depp has been making headlines in recent years amid his legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard, whom he married in a private ceremony in 2015.

Heard filed for divorce in 2016 and alleged that the actor physically abused her. Though a $7 million settlement was reached out of court later in the year, the conflict between the two didn't really end. In fact, it went on even after their divorce was finalized in 2017.

In 2018, Heard penned an op-ed for The Washington Post, in which she claimed she was abused. In response to the piece, Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the actress in 2019.

The failed libel action has already damaged Johnny Depp's career
The failed libel action has already damaged Johnny Depp's career AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS