Johnny Depp’s new movie, ‘Black Mass,’ is garnering some serious Oscar buzz. However, Johnny’s Academy Award “campaign” is either a message not to give Johnny your vote or an exercise in reverse psychology.
When asked if wanted to win an Oscar for portraying mobster White Bulger, Johnny said:
I don’t want to win one of those things ever, you know? 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.”
Johnny’s been nominated three times (for ‘Finding Neverland,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’).
He further explained why he didn’t want to win an Oscar:
The idea of winning means that you’re in competition with someone and I’m not in competition with anybody. I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don’t like it but that’s alright.”
Well, hopefully he means what he says: some Academy voters might just take him seriously! As for people who are calling ‘Black Mass’ a “comeback” for Johnny, he said:
What did I come back from? The dead? I haven’t done anything different in this than I have in any other film.”
It sounds like Johnny makes a concerted effort not to get caught up in all the box office hoopla but stays focused on the work. Good for him!
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