The 47-year-old actor is uncomfortable watching himself on screen, but admits this pleases his frequent collaborator, director Tim Burton.
He said: "I do my best to avoid my films at all cost.
"Tim likes that I`m not one of those actors that runs up to the monitors between takes to see playback. I`d rather swallow a bag of ticks."
Asked what it would take to get him to watch himself, Johnny joked to Britain`s OK! magazine: "Probably a few bottles of wine."
The `Tourist` star - who has children Lily-Rose, 11, and Jack, eight, with long-term partner Vanessa Paradis - insists he is always quite hands-off with the filmmaking process as he trusts the directors and producers to craft his work into the way they want it to be.
He added: "I just know that when they say, `You`re done,` that my services are no longer required. Then basically it`s in the director`s and editor`s hands.
"It`s my job essentially just to give them options to play with. So they make it what they want."