"America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive" - Johnny Depp
Depp slams US as 'dumb puppy'
16.57PM BST, 3 Sep 2003
Hollywood star Johnny Depp has described the US as a "dumb puppy with big teeth that can bite" and said he will not live there until the political climate changes.
Depp, 40, said that he is happier staying in the south of France with his French actress wife Vanessa Paradis and their two children. (Picture: www.disney.com)
"America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive," the Pirates of the Caribbean actor said.
"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."
The star of Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhands criticised President George W Bush's administration for its criticism of French opposition to the US-led war in Iraq.
"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."