Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star Johnny Depp claims living in France has salvaged his relationship with Hollywood.

Depp has resided in France for five years after meeting partner VANESSA PARADIS and having two children with her.

He says of living abroad, "It's done wonders for my relationship with Hollywood. I'm so removed from it that I don't know anything.

"I don't know who anybody is. I don't know who's famous, I don't know who's not famous.

"I don't know who's rich, who's poor, who's successful, who's a drag. I don't know what made money, what didn't make money.

"And it's great... I don't have to think about anything but my work."

25/08/2003 17:02