'Tourist' director: Depp and Jolie have 'incredible chemistry'
September 1st, 2010
11:11 AM ET

'Tourist' director: Depp and Jolie have 'incredible chemistry'

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie hadn't met prior to making their upcoming romantic thriller "The Tourist," but you'd never know it judging by the sizzling chemistry the couple share on screen.

"I was the first person to ever bring them together," said "Tourist" director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who describes the twosome's teaming as "historic" in an interview with MTV.

"They just got along so well from the first moment they met that I knew it was going to be a lot of fun making this film," he added. "I probably have hours worth of bloopers where they were just laughing because they had so much fun inventing stuff on the fly and letting their incredible creativity run free."

In the movie, which arrives in theaters in December, Depp, 47, plays an American who falls in love with Interpol agent Jolie, 35, during a trip to to Venice.

"[Johnny] shows so much of his own complexity in this part," von Donnersmarck said. "He's so winning, so charming, so funny, like he is in real life. I think in many ways, this part is quite close to who he is in real life." And Jolie? "She," von Donnersmarck noted, "is so much fun!"

The filmmaker added that he's hoping audiences will enjoy the easy chemistry the actors have in the movie.

"Most of all, I just hope they will be transformed by — as I was on the set — by the incredible chemistry and the joy and love between our marvelous actors, between Angie and Johnny, and Paul and Timothy Dalton and Steven Berkhoff, all the incredible actors that we had," he said.


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  1. awsome

    Free Online movies

    October 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Really

    sheppard

    and you would know this because......... I know you're personal friends, hang out all the time.... YOU are the one being pretentious sweetheart if you think anyone believes you know anything about these folks. Grow up.
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    Dang, lighten up already. I think you are way to invested in other peoples lives. People with always scrutinize, criticize and comment on celebrites lives. Perhaps you need to grow up.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. renamae

    Sounds like the same chemistry she had with Pitt. Look out Mrs. Depp.

    September 2, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      Thanks for being the lalest ignorant post. The Tourist finished filming MONTHS AGO. Angelina is still with Brad, and Johnny is still with Vanessa. Go back to your tabloid trash and drown in your own stupidity.

      September 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeffrey Fitzgerald

    You call what they do art? Sheesh, shows just how low your standards are. And for an added dash of falseness, you call it "practice their art".

    September 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • SaintPetersburg

      why is not art? they're being creative...theyr'e accessing their imagination to create something that didnt exist.

      September 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    I would watch Johnny Depp do anything, he's absolutely a fascinating actor, and I feel the same way about Angelina. This movie is a win-win for me. Will definitely go see it and I don't go to a lot of movies....

    Who cares what they are doing in their private lives? They are very talented and I'm more interested in watching them practice their art.

    September 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. HST Fan

    I'd have Johnny even if he NEVER bathed (which he does)!!

    September 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sheppard

    As long as he took a bath and had a good shampoo first....................

    September 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SaintPetersburg

    cant wait to see this. I love when costars have really good chemistry. Depp is an incredible actor...very physical. Every role he takes, he creates something new and unique.

    September 2, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lara

    Angelina also looks sooo gorgeous and feminine and delicate in that picture. Bless her heart...

    September 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GORGEOUS ANGELINA

    I will DEFINITELY be seeing this movie....MULTIPLE TIMES....so there's no need for the director to sell me on it!

    ...THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH to the poster that broke down the TRUTH about...LAURA DERN AND JULIA ROBERTS BEING "HOMEWRECKERS"....and these were with CHILDREN INVOLVED!!!.....(...Angelina got with Brad AFTER he was already separated and jen filed DIVORCE PAPERS! DONE!....so she was NEVER a homewrecker! Jen wrecked her OWN home by being greedy for the lackluster career she's enjoying now....)

    1) Laura Dern had an affair with a married Billy Bob Thorton
    (2) Laura Dern became engaged to Billy Bob Thorton, after Thorton got divorced for having an affair with Laura Dern, and the that engagement was called off.
    (3) Laura Dern (her words) "lost her boy friend", when Jolie and Thornton got married, after the above mentioned engagement was off.
    (4) Laura Dern have an affair, and got pregnant, with a married Ben Harper.
    (5) Ben Harper divorced his wife, because of the affair with Laura Dern.
    (6) Laura Dern married Ben Harper, after the child was born.

    ....PREACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Odalice Feliz

    omg I would love to see these too great actors together, they both are thrilling and weird.... i know they will be great in the big screen!

    September 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. joesanidiot

    Depp needs a good shampoo.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. iho

    What else do you expect the director of "The Tourist" to say that they hated each other. Give me a break.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anonymous

    What about Elizabeth Taylor who had multiple affairs with married men??? What about Marilyn Monroe who had affairs with men at the same time?? What about Audrey Hepburn who had an affair with Albert Finney? What about Julia Roberts who had soooo many affairs and her last one she stole another man's husband (her current hubbby)....What about Jennifer Garner who cheated on Michael Vartan with Ben Affleck?? What about Kate Hudson and her affair with Owen Wilson??? I have a million more examples of big Holllywood actresses who are "homewreckers", yet insecure women here act as if Jolie is the first time in human history.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • CR

      What about them? What point are you trying to make? Yes, everyone in Hollywood sleeps around with each other. Do you have anything relevant to say?

      September 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Always Hollywood is the example – when more than half of married 'regular' folks sleep around. What are y'all so envious of? Because Hollywood sleeps around with better-looking people than you do?

      September 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Anonymous

    MMMMMM.....(1) Laura Dern had an affair with a married Billy Bob Thorton
    (2) Laura Dern became engaged to Billy Bob Thorton, after Thorton got divorced for having an affair with Laura Dern, and the that engagement was called off.
    (3) Laura Dern (her words) "lost her boy friend", when Jolie and Thornton got married, after the above mentioned engagement was off.
    (4) Laura Dern have an affair, and got pregnant, with a married Ben Harper.
    (5) Ben Harper divorced his wife, because of the affair with Laura Dern.
    (6) Laura Dern married Ben Harper, after the child was born.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • FJ

      Now explain Angie stealing Brad.

      September 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      You need to get a life – preferably one of your own... or at least a job. Obviously too much time on your hands....

      September 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rita

    mmmmm....Angelina stole Billy Bob from actress Laura Dern
    mmmmm...Anglelina stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston
    mmmmm...Angelina stole Johnny Depp???
    There's a pattern here people.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jools

      ...just how does one "steal" a man from another woman?....doesn't the man just walk away for other reasons?

      September 2, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  17. Anonymous

    LMAO at all the insecure women here with the homewrecker comments. Why do women always blame the other woman, while the man gets a free pass? By the way, The Tourist was filmed MONTHS AGO. Jolie and still with Pitt, and Depp is still with Paradis. You idiots need to put down the tabloids and leave them at the supermarket.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      "Why do women always blame the other woman, while the man gets a free pass?"..... because they are stupid! No one can steal anyone who isn't ready to go!

      September 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. michelle

    unleash the maneater! george clooney would be too easy not being married and all she destroyed brad and jenn so who is next conquest I predict ...Hereeeees Johnny!

    September 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vicki

      Wake up loser? Angie did not destroy Brad and Jen? Jen did that all on her own???

      September 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  19. CR

    Watch out Vanessa Paradis!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Chappel

    Maybe she can talk him into taking a shower.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tanya

    Gerard, AJ isn't too crazy. She's just pretentious, that's all. Don't confuse the two!

    September 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      and you would know this because......... I know you're personal friends, hang out all the time.... YOU are the one being pretentious sweetheart if you think anyone believes you know anything about these folks. Grow up.

      September 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Gerald

    "Great Chemistry"? Really? Did Angelina Jolie wear a vial of Depp's saliva or offer to carve her name on his palm with a sharp object a la Billy Bob? If not, there's no chemistry. It's just Angelina Jolie faking sanity.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  23. joe

    I can not wait to see this movie, it is gonna be a smash hit. Better than"salt".

    September 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jersey Snore

    I'm definitely going to see this film, so I hope his statements are true. Then again, he's promoting the film, so possibly just the usual PR stuff.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

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