May 24, 2016 11:05 AM

Even Johnny Depp thinks his dog-smuggling apology video is Oscar-worthy.

Depp, 52, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, where the actor dished on the now-infamous video he and wife Amber Heard recorded after they were accused of illegally importing their two dogs into Australia.

“You know these are things you have to prepare a long time for to be able to tap into the emotion that you need,” Depp joked about making the video, adding that he “wouldn’t disagree” about it being some of his best work yet.

“I played that sort of anti-government,” he added.

After watching the video, Depp joked that a “genius” wrote the script for the apology and that it was directed by the one and only “iPhone.”

But the actor did admit that he couldn’t bear to watch it back after they finished filming.

“No, because I didn’t want to kill myself,” he said laughing.

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Heard, 30, was given a one-month good behavior bond last month after the actress pleaded guilty to providing a false immigration document when entering Australia last May with their two dogs.

The actor couldn’t help but throw shade at the ordeal, laughing at the extent the Australian government went to persecute them.

“You know I think that the choice they made to utilize the taxpayers’ dollars to globally chase down a couple of teacup Yorkies and give them 50 hours to live – I realized the badness of my ways,” he quipped.

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