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Johnny Depp Will Get the MTV Generation Award!

Posted 01/06/2012

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Johnny Depp Will Get the MTV Generation Award!
He’s played a pirate, a vampire, an undercover cop, a guy with scissors for hands, a demon barber, a mad hatter, a drug smuggler, a gonzo journalist, a mob infiltrator, a B-movie director, Ichabod Crane, John Dillinger, Willy Wonka, Don Juan...need we go on? The point is, Johnny Depp is one seriously versatile actor. And he’s also the ultimate icon of cool. That’s why he’s being honoured with the MTV Generation Award!

Johnny will be recognised with the award during the 2012 Movie Awards. As part of the celebration, the Black Keys will perform a special rendition of their hit single ‘Gold on the Ceiling’ in his honour.

The star, who moonlights as a rock musician, is also nominated in the new category of Best On-Screen Transformation this year—fitting, since the MTV Generation honour recognises his ability to disappear into a role. And yet...he’s always somehow unmistakably himself.

Congratulations to the one and only Johnny Depp!

The MTV Movie Awards will air this Monday, 4 June at 9pm. Check your local listings for repeat broadcasts.