OSCAR nominee Johnny Depp has been deeply moved by the numerous accolades he has received for his performance in Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL.

The movie hunk has been propelled back into the spotlight thanks to his portrayal of roguish pirate CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in the swashbuckling adventure.

And Johnny - was lives with partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children in France - admits he never expected such attention for the role.

He says, "I'm very thankful. I'm very grateful for this past year, and certainly the things that have happened, I had no expectations at all. Certainly not nominations of any sort. So I'm very touched, very moved."

11/03/2004 16:56