Depp Blasts Bush
Calls Him Liar
by Anthony Harwood,
UK Mirror, September 4, 2003
star Johnny Depp has risked a Hollywood backlash by
blasting his homeland and President Bush over the
Iraq war. Depp described Bush as a "liar"
and said America was a "dumb" country during
a promotional trip to Germany for his new film Pirates
of the Caribbean.
His comments will upset the generally ultra conservative
movie bosses but Depp said he did not plan to even
live in the USA while Bush was in power. He described
the president's administration as "idiots".
The 40-year-old actor told Stern magazine: "The
fact they renamed French Fries Freedom Fries is proof.
look at our president - unbelievable. In Iraq it was
all about business, about money. He is one of the
Depp called the US a "dumb, aggressive puppy"
and said he was happier in France with his wife, singer
Vanessa Paradis, and their two children. But one movie
insider warned: "Hollywood is a conservative
town. It will be interesting to see where his values
lie when the pay cheques stop coming in."
Anti-war actor Tim Robbins has had promotions cancelled
in America since he spoke out. And actress Margot
Kidder also found her career in freefall after publicly
opposing the first Gulf War.