Ever since Black Mass premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Johnny Depp has been generating Oscar buzz for his chilling portrayal of real-life gangster Whitey Bulger. But, it seems, the Hollywood star has absolutely no interest in picking up an Academy Award. "I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know," the actor told the BBC as he attended the movie's premiere at the London Film Festival.
"I don't want to have to talk," he explained. "They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times. A nomination is plenty."
Johnny Depp has said he doesn't ever want to win an Academy Award
Johnny has had three Academy Award nominations so far in his career, for his roles in the first Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), Finding Neverland (2004) and Sweeney Todd (2007).
"The idea of winning means that you're in competition with someone and I'm not in competition with anybody," Johnny added. "I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don't like it, but that's alright."
The star also addressed critics who have hailed his performance in Black Mass as a comeback role. "Where did I come back from? The dead?" he said with a laugh. "I haven't done anything different in this than I have in any other film."
Johnny has so far been nominated for three Oscars - most recently for the 2007 film Sweeney Todd
Black Mass tells the story of James 'Whitey' Bulger, who becomes an FBI informant in order to take down a rival Mafia family invading his turf. The film also stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson and Kevin Bacon, as is due for release in the UK on 27 November.
The official list for the Academy Award nominees will be revealed in January.