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Depp attacked by Jolie-Pitt's dog
Johnny Depp had a close encounter with Angelina's dog
The "Pirates of the Caribbean " actor has talked about how he was attacked by Brad and Angelina 's pitbull.
When the actor was filming "The Tourist " with Jolie , he was asked by Brad Pitt to look after their dog Jacques, so that the couple could go out for a romantic dinner.
The dad of two said he wasn't keen to look after the pet at first as Jacques really smelled, but Pitt said "Come on, you will survive one night".
Depp politely obliged, only to be jumped on several times by the bulky pitbull.
"Everything was cool" he said "until I sat down on the bed to take my shoes off. Jacques pounced on me from behind and kept jumping around on me" the actor continued "he's not small. Around 175lbs of dog was hurled at me, which felt like about 300lbs. I shouted for help and luckily someone came to take that beast off me."
The incident didn't marred his friendship with Brad and Angelina though, and the trio, plus Depp 's partner Vanessa Paradis , often went out for dinner together whilst they were on location in Venice.
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