Johnny Depp receives MTV Generation Award

Johnny Depp at the MTV Movie Awards Johnny Depp was presented with the MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles last night (03.04.12). The 'Dark Shadows' actor was introduced by Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry to received the award for his contributions to the film industry and for entertaining generations throughout his career. After watching a montage of his films at the ceremony hosted by Russell Brand, Johnny joked: "This is the get of the business award. Based on watching all of those clips there is clearly something wrong with me." The MTV Generation Award is the MTV Movie Awards' highest honour, with past recipients including Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey. Johnny then surprised the star studded audience by strapping on his guitar and joining The Black Keys for a no-holds-barred rendition of the rock duo's 'Gold On the Ceiling'. The audience was also treated to a sneak peak of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' introduced by director, writer and producer Christopher Nolan, along with cast members Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman.

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