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Johnny Depp Likens Angelina Jolie To Elizabeth Taylor

Johnny Depp Likens Angelina Jolie To Elizabeth Taylor - "Meeting her and getting to know her was a real pleasant surprise," Johnny Depp says of Angelina Jolie. "You don't know what she might be like — if she has any sense of humor at all. I was so pleased to find that she is incredibly normal, and has a wonderfully kind of dark, perverse sense of humor."

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Depp chats with Patti Smith for a piece in Vanity Fair about the challenges he and his co-star in The Tourist faced with constant media scrutiny on set. "Poor thing, dogged by paparazzi, her and her husband, Brad. ... all their kids. There are times when you see how ridiculous is this life, how ludicrous it is, you know, leaving your house every morning and being followed by paparazzi."

Depp tells Smith they sometimes had "to hide" to avoid unwarranted speculation—which included "sometimes not even being able to talk to each other in public because someone will take a photograph and it will be misconstrued. ..."

Depp compares Angelina to another famous leading lady. "I've had the honor and the pleasure and gift of having known Elizabeth Taylor for a number of years," he says. "You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she's hilarious. Angie's got the same kind of thing, you know, the same approach."

Johnny Depp Likens Angelina Jolie To Elizabeth Taylor

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