The `Tourist` actor - who has children Lily-Rose, 11, and eight-year old Jack with long-term partner Vanessa Paradis - believes developments in technology and a shift in favoured forms of entertainment have lead to people losing their sense of self.
He explained: "Sometimes I`d like to run away screaming from our technology-obsessed world, the invasive media, the madness of reality TV.
"We`ve lost touch with the simple things of life. We`re losing our individuality."
Johnny, 47, lives in the south of France with his family, but he and Vanessa, 38, own a Caribbean island where they can retreat for some privacy, which the actor says is crucial to keep him sane.
He told Red Bulletin magazine: "The island might sound extravagant but I need somewhere I can breathe easily or just sit around and chat without someone taking my picture."
The `Pirates of the Caribbean` actor used to be famed for his wild partying, and he credits meeting Vanessa 12 years ago with helping him turn his life around.
He said: "Anything I`d done before was kind of an illusion.
"My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
"Now, my greatest hope is that I`ll be fair to the people I love."