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Johnny Depp Likens U.S. to 'Dumb Puppy'
AP via Yahoo! ^ | 9-03-03 | unknown

Posted on 09/03/2003 9:28:08 AM PDT by Houmatt

BERLIN - American actor Johnny Depp (news) likened his native country to a "dumb puppy that has big teeth" in an interview published Wednesday, ridiculing Washington's confrontation with France, where he lives, over the war in Iraq (news - web sites).

The "Edward Scissorhands" and "Sleepy Hollow" star, who spends much of his time in the south of France with his companion, Vanessa Paradis (news), and their two small children, told the German magazine he couldn't see himself paying more than short visits to his Los Angeles residence in the present political climate.

"America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth — that can bite and hurt you, aggressive," Depp was quoted as saying.

Depp recalled that French fries were renamed "Freedom" fries in the House cafeteria on Capitol Hill at the height of U.S. anger over France's refusal to back the administration of President George W. Bush (news - web sites) over the war in Iraq.

"Nothing made me happier than when I read that — grown men and grown women in positions of power in the United States government," Depp said. "I was ecstatic because they revealed themselves as idiots."

Depp said he wanted his two children, ages 1 and 4, to experience the United States "like it's a kind a toy — a broken toy maybe. Investigate a little bit, check it out, get this feeling and then get out."


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Riding high from the success of Pirates of The Caribbean, Johnny Depp celebrates by viciously slamming his foot into his mouth.

Thanks, Johnny. You just made Robert Rodriguez very happy.

1 posted on 09/03/2003 9:28:08 AM PDT by Houmatt
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To: Houmatt

So another Hollywood liberal hates America. So what.

2 posted on 09/03/2003 9:33:47 AM PDT by South40
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To: Houmatt
This coming from a stupid hollywood ass-hole who smokes pot with his kids...These Hollywood morons truly have no idea just how stupid they are.
3 posted on 09/03/2003 9:34:21 AM PDT by never4get (T Minus 4 and counting....GRILL? CK,.....WINGS? CK,...COLD BREW? CK,...PREPARE FOR GIANTS KICK-OFF)
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To: Houmatt
Oh no! Johnny Depp is mad at America. Whatever shall we do? His opinion is just so very important. [/sarchasm]

Move along. Its just another left wing, Hollyweird idiot spouting off.

4 posted on 09/03/2003 9:40:26 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Houmatt
If I could say it to him directly: Johnny, congratulations on insulting millions of your customers that make your lifestyle possible. I've personally never gone to see (read: buy a ticket) for the "art" you create and can't imagine doing so anytime soon. Congratulations on joining the ranks of others I'd never spend one dime on their products or any products you would endorse. Trust me, life has still been beautiful without supporting the likes of: The Dixie Chicks, Julia Roberts, Garafolo, Ed Asner, and countless others.

Finally Johnny, I've got to say that as an American you have the right to say whatever you want, a freedom in this country paid in blood. You can insult America, Americans, our Government, etc. Just remember that many of us will no longer support you in the success you've acheived in this great country.

5 posted on 09/03/2003 9:41:50 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Where is the outrage?!)
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To: Houmatt
Johnny Depp Says U.S. Is Like a 'Dumb Puppy'
6 posted on 09/03/2003 9:42:17 AM PDT by Fraulein (TCB)
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To: Houmatt
This stupid bastard can stay in the south of france.He can also invite some of his A##hole buddies also.
7 posted on 09/03/2003 9:43:31 AM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: never4get
These Hollywood morons truly have no idea just how stupid they are.

Perhaps they are beginning to get some idea. Regardless, however, we (Americans) are taking notice. And the dufus Depp's cannot stand the fact that while we might enjoy watching them play like they are significant on a big screen, we could care less what actually comes out of their mouths.

So, by all means, Mr. Depp, keep venturing your unsolicited opinions to we proud Americans. But beware that you might learn what value they and you actually have among us.

You're a prostitute of the screen, performing like a clown for our amusement...

... and nothing more.

8 posted on 09/03/2003 9:45:39 AM PDT by Mr.Atos
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To: Houmatt; Akira
Can't they just shut up and act?!
9 posted on 09/03/2003 9:51:15 AM PDT by LibertyThug (I'm going to fight like a Bengal tiger.)
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To: Houmatt
Has anyone noticed these show-biz types make these statements AFTER their current movie or tour or album has been succesful? The DChix US tour was "sold out" BEFORE they made their "brave" statements. JMHO

Liberty
10 posted on 09/03/2003 9:53:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Houmatt
Another reason I haven't seen a Hollywood movie in 5 years.
11 posted on 09/03/2003 9:53:59 AM PDT by Weimdog
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To: LibertyThug
Like who cares what anyone from Hollywood has to say about anything. It's kind of funny that they all think we care so much about them, that we want to hear their political views. There job in life is to act and make good and entertaining movies. In my opinon Johnny has failed with a couple of his movies. Where does he get off anyhow, living in France like he does. My opinion..he should just sit home and eat FRENCH fries and drink FRENCH wine and keep his mouth shut.
12 posted on 09/03/2003 9:56:24 AM PDT by cre8ivenotes
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To: LibertyThug
I think it would be easier for him to shut up than act.
13 posted on 09/03/2003 9:56:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: rogercolleridge
Methinks you might have spoke too soon the other night.
14 posted on 09/03/2003 9:59:08 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: Houmatt
I've gotta say though, out of all of the Hollywood big mouths, Johnny Depp cares the least what others think of him or if it will effect his career. And for that, I kind of respect him. Flame away.
15 posted on 09/03/2003 10:01:22 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy
Of course he doesn't care. If I had millions in the bank and a house in Southern France, I may not care what people think either. He's real brave. I don't give a good g.d. what he thinks. Do you respect me?
16 posted on 09/03/2003 10:03:33 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace ((the original))
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To: Made In The USA
"If I could say it to him directly: Johnny, congratulations on insulting millions of your customers that make your lifestyle possible. I've personally never gone to see (read: buy a ticket) for the "art" you create and can't imagine doing so anytime soon."

BINGO!

Johnny should also know I am a huge DVD buyer! (We rarely go to the movies since our A/V system is much better than the local theaters.) We were recommended Pirates by a lot of our movie going friends but alas for Johnny and his ilk "that" movie just got removed from our must purchase list.

Also removed are all his past movies we intended to buy as well as all his future movies.

17 posted on 09/03/2003 10:03:56 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: Houmatt
I can see why the author is listed unknown. He/she is as incoherent as the subject.
18 posted on 09/03/2003 10:06:02 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: Houmatt
Another Hollywood former star will learn once again that what is said in interviews in European magazines eventually do make it across the Atlantic.
19 posted on 09/03/2003 10:08:08 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Hildy
Let's see, you compare this Depp guy to a "Hollywood big mouth" and in the same line of thinking respect him? Your bar is set way too low.
20 posted on 09/03/2003 10:09:05 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: Boxsford
Yes, I can respect someone, although I don't agree with them.
21 posted on 09/03/2003 10:11:06 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Mad Dawgg
Then you're missing one of the best movies of the year. Think of all the people involved on the movie who are pro-Bush and Pro-America.
22 posted on 09/03/2003 10:12:19 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Weimdog
"Another reason I haven't seen a Hollywood movie in 5 years."

You and me both. Hollywood hasn't produced anything unique or significant in many years. Sex, violence and foul language. Wake me up when it changes. yawn

23 posted on 09/03/2003 10:14:36 AM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: TheCrusader
T3 was a pretty good movie.
24 posted on 09/03/2003 10:19:11 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Houmatt
Another reason why I don't go to the movies anymore. I haven't been to a movie theater in years because of Hollywierd and their ranting. I refuse to pay for their million dollar salaries while they spew their hatred of America and our president.
25 posted on 09/03/2003 10:19:37 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: never4get
...smokes pot with his kids...

What? I must have missed that story. When was he smoking pot with his kids? And, how did anyone find out? Yikes.

26 posted on 09/03/2003 10:20:50 AM PDT by TankerKC (If I can take a Creative Writing class, why can't I take Creative Spelling class?)
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To: Houmatt
Johnny Depp......Education: High school (dropped out)

Funny how the news media considers the simplistic geopolitical opinions of a high school drop-out as somehow newsworthy.

27 posted on 09/03/2003 10:21:01 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Houmatt
Another inciteful comment by one of America's leading intellectuals. He's up there with Mike Moore, Babs Streisand, and Martin Sheen. With these vast minds agreeing as one, who are we, the little people, to question them.

Excuse me a minute, I feel a little ill:

BARF GAG SPEW AAARRRGGGHHHH COUGH BARF COUGH BARF (banging head against wall)

There, I feel better now.

(sarcasm off)
28 posted on 09/03/2003 10:24:49 AM PDT by kb2614 (".....We've done nothing and were all out of ideas!!")
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To: Houmatt
Kind of interesting because Depp reminds you of a dumb puppy that has big teeth.
29 posted on 09/03/2003 10:25:29 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Houmatt
Separated at birth:

Dumb puppy and Dumb ass


30 posted on 09/03/2003 10:27:09 AM PDT by dirtboy (www.ArmorforCongress.com - because lawyers with a clue are rarer than truth-telling Democrats)
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To: TankerKC
What? I must have missed that story. When was he smoking pot with his kids? And, how did anyone find out? Yikes.

Recently, when a local a local radio host in New York "Bob Grant" was on vacation I heard this. The the guest host (whose name excapes me) quoted a magazine in Europe that stated this horses ass either smokes pot with his kids, so I assume they are not just 1&4, or he plans on smoking pot with his kids when they get older because "at least he will know they are getting pot not laced with other drugs that could kill them". I wish I could be more specific but the crux of what I wrote is very true if in fact the guest host on the radio truly was quoting a paper who interviewed this idiot. Depp has been known to be a little strange and this only further confirms same. What a jerk.
31 posted on 09/03/2003 10:55:07 AM PDT by never4get (T Minus 4 and counting....GRILL? CK,.....WINGS? CK,...COLD BREW? CK,...PREPARE FOR GIANTS KICK-OFF)
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To: never4get
ALWAYS, I MEAN ALWAYS SPELL CHECK BEFORE POSTING!!!!!
32 posted on 09/03/2003 10:59:20 AM PDT by never4get (T Minus 4 and counting....GRILL? CK,.....WINGS? CK,...COLD BREW? CK,...PREPARE FOR GIANTS KICK-OFF)
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To: Houmatt
Johnny Depp - wasn't he in a cartoon series called "Scooby-Doo" or something? You know, the guy with the scraggly beard and about 40% as smart as the dog.

He should be afraid of puppies with large teeth. Most of them are smarter and more aggressive.
33 posted on 09/03/2003 11:13:30 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: Mr.Atos
These Hollywood morons truly have no idea just how stupid they are.
Perhaps they are beginning to get some idea....

venturing your unsolicited opinions to we proud Americans.
venturing your unsolicited opinions to us proud Americans. </pedant>

Please double check your grammar when calling people stupid. You don't want to give people the idea we aren't edumacated.

34 posted on 09/03/2003 11:13:31 AM PDT by Maurkov
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To: Houmatt
TexasRepublic likens Johnny Depp's brain to hot steaming puppy poo.
35 posted on 09/03/2003 11:14:25 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Liberal = Socialist = Communist)
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To: Houmatt
No kidding. You would think this guy's fellow actors and the director of the film currently in theaters would tell the clown to keep his mouth shut at least until the movie made some money for them. He'll be in France for a while, because if his statements hurt the box office, the offers will not exactly be rolling in.

Tasty Manatees
36 posted on 09/03/2003 11:21:10 AM PDT by TastyManatees (http://www.tastymanatees.com)
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To: Maurkov
"We few... we happy few."

The grammatical license was deliberate. And if that is all that you gained from my point, consider it directed to you as well.

37 posted on 09/03/2003 11:21:25 AM PDT by Mr.Atos
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To: South40
How do you reckon Depp uses this talent of letting his ash grow longer than anyone else? What a talent!
38 posted on 09/03/2003 11:22:28 AM PDT by Sangria
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To: Houmatt
Is Depp still alive?
39 posted on 09/03/2003 11:23:24 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: TexasRepublic
Cincinnati65 likens Johnny Depp to a 2-year old, throwing a hissy fit because things aren't going his way!
40 posted on 09/03/2003 11:25:49 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Houmatt
Really bad egg.
41 posted on 09/03/2003 11:26:53 AM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: Houmatt
One more entertainer discovers the black diamond run on the supply and demand curve.

Say "Hey" to the Dixie Skanks for us Johnny!
42 posted on 09/03/2003 11:28:00 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: Mr.Atos
LOL, I love a good slap.
43 posted on 09/03/2003 11:28:21 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Houmatt
Johnny Depp should know all about puppies. He's been one of the rather sick variety for a number of years...
44 posted on 09/03/2003 11:38:02 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (More Americans 18-49 Watch The Cartoon Network than CNN!!!)
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To: LisaFab
Methinks you might have spoke too soon the other night.

Up until now, I had not read anything about his political views or personal life (since I really don't care what actors have to say off screen, I don't read entertainment magazines or watch these ET-type shows). I think it was our sister who said he doesn't live in Hollywood, he lives in France, etc. I like most of his movies -- but this changes what I think of him personally. Still he's a darn good-looking guy.

45 posted on 09/03/2003 11:42:30 AM PDT by rogercolleridge
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To: Hildy
Really!! How do you/we know that other's involved in making the movie are pro-american? Chances are, that they are of the same ilk. Remember they are from Hollywierd.
46 posted on 09/03/2003 11:55:28 AM PDT by Flyover Country
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To: Sangria
It's probably just a result of loss of brain cells. What's a stoned brain usually think about...other than food, that is?
47 posted on 09/03/2003 11:56:46 AM PDT by South40
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To: rogercolleridge
I like most of his movies -- but this changes what I think of him personally. Still he's a darn good-looking guy.

Good-looking, no. Cute, like a puppy dog and apparently just as mature.

48 posted on 09/03/2003 12:04:42 PM PDT by LisaFab
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To: Mr.Atos
Deep.
49 posted on 09/03/2003 12:24:21 PM PDT by Maurkov
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To: Houmatt
The talent is just flowing......a second rate actor and a politician........
50 posted on 09/03/2003 12:26:10 PM PDT by geege
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