Johnny Depp doesn't want to win an Oscar, or so he claims
Overheard: “I don’t want to win one of those things ever, you know?”
Who said it? Johnny Depp, going all reverse pyschology on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, saying in an interview with BBC at the London Film Festival on Sunday night that he never wants to win an Oscar.
The actor has received a bunch of buzz for taking on the role of Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, but Depp said he doesn’t want to win because, “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.”
He’s been nominated for roles in Finding Neverland, Sweeney Todd and Pirates of the Caribbean.
“The idea of winning means that you’re in competition with someone and I’m not in competition with anybody,” he said. “I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don’t like it but that’s alright.”
Nominees will be announced in January.