Johnny Depp Oscar Update: Actor Says He Doesn't Want To Win An Oscar, Ever? [VIDEO]
Johnny Depp has Oscar buzz playing the steely Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, a role he took on considerable physical transformation for as well.
But it seems like Depp is not very psyched about the possibility of being an Oscar winner. This is not to say that he is not gracious enough or is dismissing the organization. It's just that in his zen cool Depp-ian way, these things don't affect him as they do others.
In a recent interview with the BBC Newsbeat, the actor revealed his true feelings about the Oscars -- which extend more for the benefit of the film. "Any recognition for the people who worked hard on it is great", adding "if the attention gets the film a wider audience then lovely."
Then he stated that he didn't care for winning an Oscar.
"I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know," he said.
Additionally he revealed that a nomination was more than enough, and he had received a bunch before.
"They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times," Johnny says. "A nomination is plenty."
The actor has gotten Oscar nominations in the past for his roles in Finding Neverland (2004), Sweeney Todd (2007) and the first Pirates of the Caribbean film (2003).
The actor signed-off on the Oscar response with some Yoda-like wisdom.
"The idea of winning means that you're in competition with someone and I'm not in competition with anybody," Depp said. "I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don't like it but that's alright."