Johnny Depp Doesn’t Want an Oscar for Black Mass or Any Other Role

The actor hopes he never wins an Academy Award.

Photo by Ruby Wallace

From left: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp at the ‘Black Mass’ premiere in Boston. Photo by Ruby Wallace

Johnny Depp has been getting a ton of Oscar buzz for bringing Boston gangster Whitey Bulger to life on the big screen, however, the actor isn’t too thrilled about possibly winning an Academy Award.

While walking the red carpet at the Black Mass premiere at the London Film Festival over the weekend, Depp revealed that he hopes he never wins the coveted golden statue, whether it’s for his portrayal of Bulger or any of his future roles.

“I don’t want to win one of those things ever, you know,” Depp told BBC.

The Black Mass star explained that he doesn’t like talking at award shows, and judging by his bizarre 2014 speech at the Hollywood Film Awards, he should probably stay as far away from them as possible.

Depp added that he’s not a fan of the competition aspect of these ceremonies and doesn’t think that winning would make him better than any other actor out there.

“The idea of winning means that you’re in competition with someone and I’m not in competition with anybody,” Depp said.

Despite his disdain for the Oscars, Depp has been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role on three occasions.

He earned his first nod for the award in 2003 for playing everyone’s favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Depp was also nominated in 2004 for Finding Neverland as well as in 2007 for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Even though he hopes he won’t be making an acceptance speech this awards season, Depp did admit that he is flattered whenever he gets a nomination.

“They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times,” Depp said. “A nomination is plenty.”