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Johnny Depp On The Oscars: “I Don’t Want To Win One Of Those Things Ever”

Johnny Depp On The Oscars: "I Don't Want To Win One Of Those Things Ever"

Nominated for Oscars three times in the last decade — for “Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl,” “Finding Neverland,” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” — you might think Johnny Depp would want some of that gold hardware to put on the mantle of his fireplace on his private island. But for the actor, just being nominated is enough, thanks.

“I don’t want to win one of those things ever, you know,” the actor told BBC Newsbeat. “I don’t want to have to talk. They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times. A nomination is plenty.”

Maybe it’s some kind of reverse psychology Depp is using on Academy voters as the awards season heats up and he becomes a contender for his turn in the gangster tale “Black Mass.” And while many have marked his performance in the movie as a return to form, Depp strongly disagrees. 

“What did I come back from? The dead?” he said. “I haven’t done anything different in this than I have in any other film.”

So there you go, Depp has always been here, and while he’ll take the Oscar nomination, he doesn’t need the win. “Black Mass” is now playing.

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