Johnny Depp Hopes He Never Wins an Oscar: ‘I’m Not in Competition With Anybody’

“Black Mass” gives the actor momentum in this year’s awards race, but he doesn’t care to be a part of it

Johnny Depp‘s portrayal of James “Whitey” Bulger in “Black Mass” is giving the actor some Oscar buzz, but he doesn’t want it.

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

Why? For starters, he doesn’t “want to talk” on a podium after he wins. But mostly, the 52-year-old actor doesn’t care for turning the art of a performance into a competition.

“The idea of winning means that you’re in competition with someone, and I’m not in competition with anybody,” Depp continued. “I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don’t like it, but that’s alright.”

Depp had been previously nominated for an Oscar for his role in 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Peal,” as well as his role in 2004’s “Finding Neverland” and 2007’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” And that’s enough for the actor, he said.

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