Only 1 Pirates of the Caribbean Star Other Than Johnny Depp Has Got 3 Best Actor Nods, Hasn’t Won Any

Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp were both three-time nominees for Oscars' Best Actor award.

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  • Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp starred in 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
  • Both actors have received three Oscar nominations for Best Actor but have not yet won any.
  • Media analyst reveals what actors get from winning an Oscars award.
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Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem starred in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Armando Salazar respectively. Both actors have also become recipients of numerous accolades over the years, yet despite their Oscars nods for Best Actor, they haven’t won any.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Bardem received Oscar nominations for Best Actor in Before Night Falls (2001), Biutiful (2011), and Being the Ricardos (2022), while Depp earned the same nominations for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2004), Finding Neverland (2005), and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008).


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Javier Bardem And Johnny Depp Disclose Their Opinions On Winning Oscars Awards

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Javier Bardem as Armando Salazar

Javier Bardem spoke with The Guardian and revealed his honest feelings about winning an Oscars. While he felt happy receiving such a prestigious title, he did not seem to see any of its significance. He stated:


When I won the Oscar, I felt great, but it didn’t make any sense. It was more: ‘Wow, what is this? I need to earn this now so they don’t take it out of my hands!’

Indeed, Bardem was the first Spanish actor to win an Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in 2007’s No Country for Old Men. While others love the recognition of earning an award, Johnny Depp admitted he never liked winning such prizes for the reason that he did not want to go up the stage and talk. The actor confessed via 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.”

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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

Depp further remarked he does not like being put in a rivalry with someone. Instead, he likes doing his own thing without the pressure of having to outdo others:

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.”

Bardem and Depp are both equally talented actors who truly deserve to win an Oscars award after numerous nominations.


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What It Means To Win A Prestigious Oscars Award

Does winning an Oscars award mean anything? Of course, the celebrated event honors and recognizes the hard work of every actor and filmmaker in the industry. Moreover, winning an award also puts a touch of credibility on the recipient, making the person more marketable to producers and agents.

A still from Pirates of the Caribbean film series
A still from Pirates of the Caribbean film series

Paul Dergarabedian, Comscore’s senior media analyst, told MarketWatch:

It’s like any resume where you’re able to list a monumental achievement in your field. It’s a huge marketing hook — even Academy Award nominees still have that cited on movie posters years later.”

Even though Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp have never won an Oscars for Best Actor, it never affected their reputation as movie stars. They still end up doing a lot of projects because they are influential and well-loved by fans.


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Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.