Johnny Depp Honored with 2012 MTV Generation Award

Posted Monday June 4, 2012 12:57 AM GMT

He's been a mainstay in the world of cinema for years, and Johnny Depp was toasted at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on Sunday night (June 3).

After rocking the Gibson Amphitheatre venue stage during a performance with The Black Keys, the "Dark Shadows" star was then presented with the MTV Generation Award bestowed unto him by Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.

During his acceptance speech, Johnny jokingly (we hope!) said, "I've got to thank MTV for this. This is quite an amazing honor, truly. It's like a get out of the business award. 'All right, you've done too much.' Clearly, based on the clips, there's nothing wrong with me."

The soon-to-be 49-year-old added, "I just thank you very much. And it's an honor to be presented by these two legends, Steve and Joe, and these up and coming legends, [The Black Keys], so thank you very much."

In receiving the network's top honor, Depp joins previous Generation Award honorees including Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

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