Depp mystified by gong honours

Depp mystified by gong honours

Johnny Depp can’t understand why he wins awards.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor – who was recognised with a career achievement award at the Bahamas International Film Festival last night – feels “stupefied” as to why his “strange” work would be honoured by anyone.

He said: “Whenever anybody says they are going to give me some kind of award, I’m always a little stupefied by the notion. The first thing I say is, ‘Why?’

“I just go to work like anyone else, except my job happens to be a little stranger.”

The 46-year-old actor – who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ – also admitted he is surprised to still get offers of work.

He joked: “I’m still amazed I get jobs after all this time.”

Paying tribute to Johnny - who was presented with his award at the Balmoral Club in Nassau by Sean Connery - festival founder Leslie Vanderpool described him as an “icon”.

In a statement, Leslie added: “What makes this tribute to Johnny even more special is that he has a home in the Bahamas and possesses a true love and appreciation for the region and culture.”

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