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Depp credits 'weird job' for popularity with fans

Actor Johnny Depp
Actor Johnny Depp
John D McHugh, Associated Press

Johnny Depp reckons he's no great movie pinup — he just has a "weird job."

Arriving for the premiere of his latest movie, "Finding Neverland," at London's Leicester Square on Sunday, Depp played down his movie star image as fans lining the red carpet screamed his name.

"I wouldn't say I'm a heartthrob," he said, as his wife, French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, looked on. "I just have a very weird job."

Depp has been touted to win his first Oscar for his role as "Peter Pan" creator J.M. Barrie, but the 41-year-old actor dismissed such talk.

"I can't say that occupies my every thought or every moment," he said. "That's not my job to think about that, but if people want to say that, that is really sweet."