Johnny Depp has been an Angelina Jolie fan for many years and always wanted to work with her. So when the two stars finally met for the first time last November to work on the romantic thriller The Tourist, Depp was extremely impressed.

“So much has been written about Angie and Brad [Pitt],” says Johnny, 47. “They’re sort of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of our era. I knew she was a big star, but I didn’t know what to expect.”

But, like Angelina’s Salt co-star Liev Schreiber, Depp was totally impressed by the gorgeous 35-year-old Oscar winner.

“I had never met Angelina before, but I found her to be a real treat, a real doll,” Johnny told Entertainment Weekly. “She is a nice woman, serious about what she does and loves her man and loves her kids. I was very impressed.”


Similarly, Oscar-winning German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who directs The Tourist, had wanted to work with Angelina for years.

“Literally, she gets every single script that has a female role aged between eighteen and 40—every script,” Florian, 37, has said. “And she just follows her feeling, holds her own counsel. She’s probably the only global megastar that doesn’t even have an agent—she doesn’t even have a publicist.”

Henckel von Donnersmarck says Angelina’s mesmerizing beauty is so hypnotic you can’t help but stare and gaze whenever you’re in her presence.

The Tourist opens Dec. 10.

Samantha Chang is the executive editor of TheImproper and a celebrity writer at Examiner.

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