Johnny Depp to Receive the MTV Generation AwardDark Shadows may not have set the box office on fire, but Johnny Depp is still hot in Hollywood – and at the MTV Movie Awards. Depp’s been selected as the recipient of this year’s MTV Generation Award, an honor handed out each year at the MTV Movie Awards. Previous honorees include Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.
The Black Keys will be on hand to honor Depp at the 21st Annual MTV Movie Awards taking place on June 3rd at 9pm ET, and airing on MTV.
Depp was selected for his “exceptional contributions to the film industry and for entertaining generations of the MTV audience throughout his illustrious career.” Says MTV: “One of Hollywood’s iconic movie stars, Depp is considered one of the most talented and accomplished actors of his time and continues to dazzle moviegoers across the world with his exceptionally diverse range of roles.”
“Johnny Depp is a fearless, once-in-a-generation talent with a chameleon-like ability to inhabit any role,” explained Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “With years of astonishing performances, Johnny has truly earned this Generation Award, and we look forward to honoring him with a can’t-miss tribute at this year’s Movie Awards.”
This year’s presenters include Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg. Martin Solveig and Wiz Khalifa are set to perform, and Russell Brand will be handling hosting duties.