'Hollywood going to the dogs'

Johnny Depp has accused Hollywood cinema of lacking any art, praising European filmmakers for their superior creativity.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star, who has acted in over 35 Hollywood movies, as well as directing, producing and screen-writing various films, has lost respect for the American movie business. He says: "I'm not sure that art in cinema is possible any more, in Hollywood anyway, but in Europe, there's a real regard for the filmmaker and the writer." - Wenn