Contrary to popular opinion, Johnny Depp has said he has no interest in the Academy Award because he wouldn't like to give a speech.

The 'Transcendence' actor made this known when speaking with BBC Newsbeat:

“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. 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.”

A close friend of his, singer Alice Cooper, had previously revealed he would prefer to be a rock star than an actor and simply stars in films to “pay the bills”.

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Cooper said:

“He started playing when he was 12 years old. When he first came to Los Angeles he did not come as an actor, he came as a guitar player. He came here with his band and accidentally got discovered, because he looked great and they were looking for a young guy for ’21 Jump Street’, and there he was.

He calls acting his day job. He said, ‘I do so many movies, I crave getting out on stage with a guitar.’ He’s always been a rocker. He says, ‘This was my first love, rock ‘n’ roll. Acting pays the bills but if you give me a choice, my guitar wins.'”