Actor Johnny Depp has hit out at his home country, comparing America to an stupid, out of control puppy dog.

The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS star lives in France with long-time love Vanessa Paradis and their two children, and insists he won't be returning to his home country - especially after the war on Iraq proved all his worst fears.

He says, "America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive.

"My daughter is four, my boy is one. I'd like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out."

Depp also slams GEORGE W. Bush's administration for its reaction to the French refusal to support the attacks on Iraq.

He adds, "I was ecstatic they re-named French Fries as Freedom Fries. Grown men and women in positions of power in the US government showing themselves as idiots"

03/09/2003 21:27