"Black Mass" - Virgin Atlantic Gala - BFI London Film FestivalWe've heard it before from celebrated actors in Hollywood: Everyone from Bradley Cooper to Joaquin Phoenix has declared in recent years that they don't want to win an Oscar. Now, a high-profile awards season favorite is also adding his name to that "no thanks" list.

In an interview with BBC Newsbeat, Johnny Depp said he doesn't care if he gets an Oscar nomination for his chilling portrayal of mobster Whitey Bulger in the flick "Black Mass." In fact, Depp told the site, he doesn't even want the award itself.

"I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know," Depp explained of the Academy Awards, adding, "I don't want to have to talk" if he wins.

"They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times," the actor told Newsbeat. "A nomination is plenty."

For the record, Depp has received three nominations of the years, each for a Best Actor statuette. Those nods came for 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl," 2004's "Finding Neverland," and 2007's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

According to the actor, in addition to stage fright over delivering an acceptance speech, he has another, commonly-cited reason for not wanting to participate in cutthroat Oscar season.

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

Sounds pretty reasonable to us, though we can't help but wonder how awesome a Depp Academy Award acceptance speech would be. We can always dream.

[via: BBC Newsbeat]

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