Johnny Depp insists his movie performances are driven by the thrill of satisfying cinema audiences, not the possibility of winning major awards.

The 41-year-old actor deems creating a lasting magical memory for a child a far more worthwhile achievement than being awarded an OSCAR or other prestigious prizes.

He says, "Sure, I find (the Oscar speculation) touching, honestly, but awards are not as important to me as when I meet a ten-year-old kid who says, 'I love CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW.'

"They were really affected by this character and something away with them - that kid will have the memory in his head for a long time. That's real magic for me."

11/10/2004 21:16