Johnny Depp - You loved France. They are so much more nuanced and culturally aware and all that jazz; that is until you have to pay to be part of their 'enlightened society.' Reading about France's 75 percent tax on the rich got me wondering if JD was man enough to stay there (where he had lived for well more than a decade) or if he was as phony as about every other Hollywood a-hole. So I looked it up: Johnny Depp moves back to America to avoid paying taxes in France | Celebrity Buzz | a Chron.com blog Johnny Depp fled France when the socialist candidate was talking about 70 percent taxes and the writing was on the wall. Oh Johnny. You're just another so-called ugly American like the rest of us.