Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s bulldog attacked Johnny Depp


This completely random report comes from The Sun, and even though they’re directly attributing these quotes to Johnny Depp, I have very really doubts that Johnny said anything like this. Okay, apparently Johnny was put in charge of the Jolie-Pitt’s bulldog for one night. Their bulldog is named Jacques. There’s a photo of him as a puppy in Angelina’s 2008 W Magazine spread, but I’m having a hell of a time finding that one photo. Thankfully, we have some adorable photos of Jacques with Shiloh from a few months ago:


Anyway, Jacques is apparently some kind of holy terror? And when Johnny tried to puppy-sit him, Jacques attacked Johnny, but not really. He’s just a little bulldog for goodness sake!

WHEN BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE need someone to look after their dog, who do they call? JOHNNY DEPP. I’d love to have seen Brad thumbing through his contacts when the eureka moment came.

The actor kindly offered to dogsit stinky pet pooch Jacques so his pals could go for a romantic dinner during filming of Johnny and Ange’s latest movie The Tourist. But as soon as they were alone, the 12½st beast attacked. And that dogsitting arrangement might now be a thing of the past.

Johnny revealed: “Foolishly I was persuaded to look after 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.”

Luckily for Johnny, he only did hound duty once.

He said: “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.”

And on odd occasions the adults left the kids and Jacques indoors while Johnny, stunning wife VANESSA PARADIS and Brad and Ange hit the town together.

Most blokes would give their right arm to be in that company but Johnny wasn’t too chuffed.

He added: “Angie is a stunner, so is Vanessa. And Brad of course. When we all sat together I was the only ugly one. I’m not the spick-and-span kind of guy. To be honest, I don’t like cutting my hair or trimming my beard.”

[From The Sun]

He’s not 175 pounds of dog! Okay, maybe 150 pounds. In these photos, he looks like a typical chubby bulldog. I bet he’s a sweetheart. And I bet he was just trying to be friends with Johnny, who must smell like a dog too.

UPDATE: Oh, Johnny told this story on Letterman? My bad. Carry on.





Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Isabel says:

    Ahh is that one of the twins in the hoodie? Knox? SO CUTE!!

  2. mln76 says:

    Actually Johnny Depp told this story on Letterman he thought it was hilarious.He said Angie and Brad dared him to spend a night alone with the dog. They are just putting an evil tab spin on it.

  3. samihami says:

    Oh, those pics with Shiloh are precious…especially the one where she is shaking her finger at him!

    This story seems bogus. I don’t think it’s true.

  4. Nikkers says:

    That Shiloh is so darn cute!

  5. Jammy says:

    Poor Johnny. I am sure the bulldog is a sweetheart with his family, but the breed isn’t like a superfriendly lab and doesn’t take up to all new people they meet. Also though laid back they can be mean little beasts. So the incident could just have happened. Though Johnny might be adding to to the fact that Jacues bared his teeth and snarled at him.

  6. mln76 says:

    here’s the link to the Letterman interview where he talks about it. Very funny indeed.

  7. Rita says:

    Me thinks @JohnnyDepp’sGirl is going to have her some bulldog stew tonight. (Or maybe JD’G was dressed like a bulldog when Johnny was attacked lol)

  8. DGO says:

    Shiloh is adorable!

  9. Solveig says:

    Lol, the title alone made me laugh, maybe because I imagined Depp acting crazy like Jack Sparrow.
    Didn’t the Brange have someone else to dogsit that bison? Oh, it must be very regal having Johnny Depp as a dogsitter…

  10. Bodhi says:

    Oh no! The doggie jumped on him! FOR SHAME! How does smelly dog = violent man eater anyway? Sounds like a funny talk show story blown WAY out of proportion…

    Anyway, the picture of Shi “bad dog-ing” him is so stinking cute!!

  11. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL Well if Johnny told the story on Letterman then I guess I can believe it. I didn’t detect anything evil in The Sun story or any hidden agenda or passive aggressive insulting, so I can say this story is cute and I enjoyed it whether Depp said all those things or not. Love Johnny Depp.

  12. Praise St. Angie! says:

    yeah, that finger shaking picture is adorable.

    what Jammy said is true. Bulldogs can be very sweet dogs, but they can also be very aggressive, territorial, and protective of their “space”. let’s face it, they were bred for fighting so the temperament is no surprise.

    and, sadly, EVERY bulldog I’ve ever met has been VERY stinky. usually due to their gas.

  13. catperson says:

    He he too funny.
    I myself isn’t much of a dog person, more of a catperson actually, and a dog in itself isn’t very pleasant actually. JMO. I mean i understand that people like their dogs and everything but not everyone loves it when they come licking on your face! But if it farts too and attack you in the bed? Nah I’ll pass. Just saying.

  14. Bodhi says:

    and a dog in itself isn’t very pleasant actually

    Really? All dogs are unpleasant? Thats a ridiculous blanket statement. Not all dogs immediately jump on you & try to make out. Mine do, but they are overly friendly & everyone who comes to my house expects it 😀

  15. rraven says:

    Johnny talks funny, like he reads a lot of books written by hard old school men like Bukowski.

  16. December says:

    @ Love Angelina – I get that you’re an Angieloonie, but christ. You don’t ever believe a story that portrays your precious Angelina in a negative way?

    Sorry to say, but Angelina is human like the rest of us, which means she makes mistakes like the rest of us. I like Angelina, but she’s nowhere near the saint-like level as Mother Theresa.

    Seriously, this is why I hate fanatics, because they’re too far up the ass of whoever they’re obsessed with. Sheesh.

  17. margie says:

    I am no dog expert, but I am somewhat familiar with several breeds. Isn’t 175 pounds kind of overweight (ok, enormous) for a bulldog? My lab is a big guy and he weighs right around 100 pounds.

  18. catperson says:

    ” Not all dogs immediately jump on you & try to make out. Mine do, but they are overly friendly & everyone who comes to my house expects it 😀 ”

    Yes okay I get that, but for someone who isn’t used to dogs like Johnny here for example, that could be a bit of a shock when a big dog jumps all over you IMO.

    I mean maybe he wasn’t up for cuddling with a smelly dog , no matter how cute it seems to the owners, and he wasn’t prepared,maybe he just wanted a nice and petite cat to snuggle with. 🙂

  19. Marie says:

    I watched Letterman that night, which I never do and I laughed my ass off while Johnny was telling that story. He was saying the dog was a beast and was trying to hump him. Which hello!! Who the hell wouldn’t try to hump Johnny.

  20. Chickie Baby says:

    Oh, puh-leeze…I lived with a Bulldog for 11 years, and he was never territorial or aggressive toward anybody. If he ran toward someone, it was with a great amount of wiggly glee to meet a new person, and he was usually just wanting a pat on the head or to see if they had a snack. I’ve never seen an “aggressive” Bulldog in my life. They’re playful and fun and very sweet dogs to have. (Although I won’t dispute their inherent stinkiness — they do tend to be rather “airy”.)

    And Jacques is probably closer to the 75-pound mark than 100. He’s a good looking pup!

  21. Mizz Tickles says:

    What a cutie, the dog I mean, Johnny just doesn’t do it for me in the hotness department.

  22. Praise St. Angie! says:

    well, chickie baby, as I said, they CAN be very sweet, but they CAN also be territorial.

    just because you’ve never met the latter doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

    I’ve met pit bulls (a notoriously aggressive breed) that are total cupcakes and wouldn’t hurt a fly. and yet, in news reports, it always seems to be a pit bull that attacks/maims/kills other dogs or small children.

    so, while the BREED’S temperament (in general) might be one thing, an individual dog’s temperament might be something else entirely.

  23. Kitten says:

    Does this mean it would be inappropriate if I tried to hump Johnny Depp’s leg? I guess I could try to refrain but I’m not making any promises..

    Also I’m a cat person but I love dogs too. Some dogs are not cool and some are, just like cats and just like people for that matter 🙂

  24. Bodhi says:

    @catperson ~ I don’t think that Johnny said that he isn’t used to dogs. Why would he agree to doggie-sit if he didn’t like them?

    And btw, I like kittehs too. I’d have at least 2 if my husband wasn’t allergic to them 🙂

  25. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Oh Rita, how did you know???

    I know why the bulldog jumped on him.. even he couldnt resist Johnny’s a$$.

    Oh if only I could morph into that dog.. dammit

  26. Whamo says:

    They should take the time to wash the dog..a little soap and water would clean doggie up.

  27. journey says:

    our neighbor has a burly bulldog who is always so excited to get attention and pets that he literally knocks me to my knees! He wriggles all over and licks and is just such a lovey boy! That’s probably the reaction Johnny got from the Jolie bulldog, but being a humorous storyteller everything got exaggerated and became a great and funny story. (only way the story could be better would be if it had been little shiloh who had come to johnny’s rescue, shaking her finger at her doggie and telling him to behave!)

  28. guesty says:

    lol @ the letterman interview.

  29. serena says:

    I bet the dog wanted only to play and Jonny freaked out.
    If Shilou is freely allowed to play with him and all, I don’t think he’s dangerous.

  30. redlips says:

    Dogs learn behavior….with a house full of six children, one can only imagine what Jacques has picked up! Maybe they need to hire a “Dog Nanny”.

    @mln76, “They are just putting and evil spin on it”. Well of course they are! Who would ever say anything negative about the Jolie-Pitts or their dog? It is just “evil”….

  31. Stronzilla says:

    He took off his shoes and the dog attacked? Anyone else see a connection? May we have a comment from Jacques on how Johnny smelled?

  32. Crash2GO2 says:

    I love the photo of Shiloh shaking her finger at Jacques and him doing his ‘I’m such an ashamed doggie’ impression.

    Gotta love kids and dogs!!

  33. teri says:

    Thanks for a new JP post. : )
    Not exactly JP but Johnny, but hey it’s their dog. I think it’s so adorable how little Shiloh is lecturing Jacques. lol

  34. meg says:

    I have a unneutered male bulldog who WILL hump you if you don’t seem more dominant than him. He’s a big wuss most of the time, but knocked my 5 yr old niece down to try and get some. I think that’s prolly what went down with Johnny.

  35. teri says:

    I only wonder if the magazine got this from Samantha Ronsoms dog attacking that other small dog.

  36. Rita says:


    “Oh if only I could morph into that dog.. dammit”

    The correct spelling is DONG.

  37. Kim says:

    WTF “we often went to dinner with them” According to the tabloids Johnny/Vanessa hated Angie.

  38. Welldun says:

    I love bulldogs. They are sometimes smelly and they drool but I have never met a mean one. Just jiggly, friendly, big babies who want to play with you.

  39. Bodhi says:

    WTF “we often went to dinner with them” According to the tabloids Johnny/Vanessa hated Angie.

    In all of the interviews they have done, Johnny & Angie gush about each other & talk about their families hanging out.

  40. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @ Rita… LMAO… thank you for the help!

  41. PD says:

    I think it’s definitely a specific dog thing but breeds have traits. Everybody who first sees my 3 and a half year old Chow Chow backs up thinking he’s going to be aggressive and the only time he barks/growls is at night if I’m sleeping and he hears anyone around the house. I think the bulldog is cute 🙂

  42. Cheyenne says:

    LOL @ Shiloh putting that dog in its place.

  43. nnn says:

    # 16 December.

    Of course Jolie and Mother Theresa are not the same. they are/were both great women dedicated to their humanitarian deeds. that’s what they have in common.

    BUT i hate when people complain about other poeple who perceive Jolie as a saint (even if those poeple never refer to her this way since she is not) and then justify it by comparing her to what they call themelseves the level of nearly sainthood of Mother Theresa.

    She was an extremely great woman who had an international impact and fought for the poor and helped spread catholicism in India. But she also had a controversial side and ennemies which doesn’t make her a saint in my view, one of which consisiting in never opposing a priest or the pope and his views towards subjects like aids even if those priests were caught molesting or beating a child.

    She was a woman who will automatically sided the peaodophilic priest against his young victims and because of this view had some controversies going on.

    She is still in my view one of the greatest women ever who lived in our times and dedicated herself to a great cause but not more a nearly saint than people make her out to be.

  44. DD says:

    If those pictures posted are of that dog as an adult there is no way in hell he’s 150 – 175 pounds. I’d say 65 to 80 pounds and I’m being generous, even with all his muscle.

  45. DD says:

    @December to be fair, you shouldn’t be too quick to believe all things especially when it comes out of thin air.
    Tabloids fabricate stories all day long, sometimes they get it right, but most of the times it’s outright bullshit. So it’s better only to judge what you see in interviews and not so much what so and so said.
    But that goes for all parties whether you are a fan or not.
    I hate when people talk about tabloid gossip as if they are actually fact. So like Love Angelina in this instance if you have a link then I shall believe, if the only source is a tabloid or some nobody heard so and so say this well then you’ll have to try harder to prove it before I’ll believe it.

  46. lili says:

    Shiloh is really cute.

  47. mln76 says:

    @redlips are you for real? I thought you weren’t ever commenting on another JP post again whatevs.

    BTW he also tells a hilarious story about Al Pacino repeating the same joke about a skeleton over and over. I love Johnny

  48. Anti-icon says:

    This is funny. I’m a dog lover, but have learned, mutts make better pets than purebreds. This little anecdote seems to confirm that. My brother had bulldogs, and they also slobber so much….yuck.

  49. December says:

    I hardly believe most of the negative stories about Angelina, as I said, I do like Angelina. However, the fact that people will easily believe any negative story about say…Jennifer Aniston, shows the hypocrisy of it all.

    I’m just trying to prove that Angelina is not this perfect woman that many think she is and that she can never do any wrong. People who believe that have to be an effin moron.

    I think she’s a great person and all, and loved the way she turned her life around and saw that there was more to life than being a pampered actress. And I do realize that many of the tabloids try to make her out to be a horrible cold, controlling woman, which is obviously not true.

    I’m just saying, it’s tiring to see all these people who put Angelina up on a high pedastel and won’t EVER believe anything bad about her. None of us know her personally, just like Aniston, yet many people will love to put Aniston down, whether the story is true or not, yet absolutely grow livid over a negative story about Jolie. It’s just pure hypocrisy.

  50. I Choose Me says:

    @stronzilla BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I’ma file this under cute/funny story and that picture of Shiloh scolding Jacques is too adorable for words.

  51. Camille says:

    Old story and I too saw this on Letterman a couple of weeks ago now. I thought it was cute and funny. *shrug*

    Doh@Kaiser 😆

  52. wonderful says:

    “nnn”: RE: Mother Theresa – Nailed it, thank you! This is hardly ever taken into consideration.

  53. Louise says:

    I guess nobody wants to watch the Letterman interview and would rather believe the dog is Cujo. I’m not sure why this is even a story now considering the interview was done a month ago. If this story was about anybody else it would be a funny story but since it’s about Brad and Angelina the dog is a holy terror.

  54. hannah says:

    there was nothing about the dog being territorial or vicious, it was the dog humping him that he wasn’t a fan of. I am pretty sure he has dogs,as well as other animals, and as an animal lover, a big dog jumping on my back and humping me isnot something i like. It was a pretty funny, harmless story. seems odd for that to be made into a tabloid story

  55. Sapphire says:

    I’m no authority on Mother Teresa, but didn’t she more or less devote her entire life to charity? On the other hand, I remember reading on the Daily Mail’s website that Angelina Jolie spends an hour per week on philanthropic causes. I’m not saying it’s not great that she donates her money, but there is a HUGE difference between spending all your time caring for the sick and the needy versus donating money (no matter how much) and paying short visits to them in their desperately poor and/or war-torn countries. That’s why I find the claim that Mother Teresa and Jolie are ‘both great women dedicated to their humanitarian deeds’ a little disingenuous. Jolie does great things in terms of charity, but the fact is that she spends most of her time on her movie career and her family. She and Mother Teresa are clearly more different than they are similar.

  56. DD says:

    The only time I hear she is being compared to Mother Theresa is by posters saying she is not mother theresa. She’s not a full time humanitarian, most intelligent people are aware of that.

  57. phlyfiremama says:

    Vanessa & Johnny got married? What what what? “while Johnny, stunning wife VANESSA PARADIS and Brad and Ange hit the town together” How did I miss THAT???

  58. Kim says:

    Louise of course because Angie, her kids, pets etc are wild and out of control .Didn’t you know that? And poor Brad has to live with her.

  59. truthzbetta says:


    Co-sign. And they have to search every word in the story to make sure it is “accurate” like they have any idea. Then check that it’s favorable enough for their love object.

    The loonies are a trip. Helps you see the way cults get started.

  60. nopeeps says:

    Like the DD said, the only time she is mentioned as Mother Teresa (thanks again for getting THAT arguement started again Miss/Mr. December) is when the people that are annoyed of her or her fans.

  61. sakyiwaa says:

    @December; you say you LIKE Angelina. fine. but obviously, you are a Susie-come-lately still searching for the reasons why.
    yep, Shi’s finger-wagging at the dog. i find it a PRICELESS image! so adorable

  62. Salem says:

    Oh, how ironic, truthzbetta. If you want to know about cults, look at the worst fangroup in Hollywood, the Loonifers. Who truly believe Aniston is a sweet butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth sweetheart goody two-shoes. Her fans believe EVERYthing negative about Angelina, and NOTHING positive about her, but believe NOTHING negative about Aniston, and everything positive about her. The hypocrisy and irony is breathtaking.

    Have any of you ever thought that the very REASON Angelina fans are like this, is because after 6 YEARS of Aniston’s psychotic fans rubbing every tabloid in Angelina’s face, we are fed up, and FIGHTING BACK? Seriously, after SIX YEARS of Angelina being slammed, and for something it turns out, never even happened, I think its reasonable that people would fight for the underdog and fight for justice and against slander, lies and bullying. Go see, and READ the Anistobots and loonifers on there. See how they WORSHIP aniston, and wish death (and even wished Angie’s fetuses would die) on Angelina and her children to die of AIDS, die in a plane crash etc etc. You want to see a Jonestown coolaid group? Go to FF and check out the Loonifers. Aniston’s fans are some of the most sick, deranged and DANGEROUS group on this planet. Ever since Aniston HERSELF started this Team Aniston bs with her ditzy trashy fans, Angelina has been witch-hunted. So, forgive us for doing WHAT IS RIGHT, and standing up for goodness and against bullying.

    Since when did right become wrong, and wrong become right?

  63. Salem says:

    sakyiwaa, December SAYS they’re a fan, but they often pipe up with an attack on someone who dare have the nerve to defend Angelina. But some of the things the regular Jen fans say on here, gets a free pass from him/her, and they say NOTHING. This neutrality thing is a fraud! It couldn’t be more obvious.

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  65. Deb says:

    I’ve got nothing to say about Angelina, so my comments may be way late but I work in bulldog rescue and have had six of them of my own. That dog is no more than 65 pounds and that’s on the high end. They are, for the most part, a very, very loving, people-oriented breed and can get very exuberant in their looking for love and treats – if someone is not used to a cinder block on legs running toward them, it can be overwhelming. They don’t tend to smell, if well cared for, and if properly socialized, make wonderful family members. Love the pics!

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