Johnny Depp had to be rescued from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's dog.

The 47-year-old actor - who starred with the actress in 'The Tourist' - is not a fan of canines, but agreed to watch the pooch so the couple could go on a romantic date, but soon regretted his kind gesture.

He recalled: "Foolishly I was persuaded to look after their dog Jacques for a night. He's a huge bulldog. At first I had a terrible feeling, because Jacques smelt horrible.

"But then I told myself, 'Come on, you will survive one night'. Everything was cool - until I sat down on the bed to take my shoes off. Jacques pounced on me from behind and kept jumping around on me.

"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."

Despite the incident, Johnny did not let it affect his relationship with the couple - who raise six children together - and he and long-term partner Vanessa Paradis, 38, enjoyed being able to socialise with them after filming ended for the day.

He told German magazine TV Movie: "We often went for dinner with them. It was great. I've known Brad since the end of the Eighties. It was great to see him as a man and amazing father."