Depp, 47, agreed to look after 12-and-a-half stone pet pooch Jacques while the couple went out at the time his and Jolie"s latest movie The Tourist was being filmed.
“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," the Sun quoted him as saying.
“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," he added.