Johnny Depp graces the cover of the January issue of Vanity Fair--and in the accompanying interview the actor talks about avoiding the paparazzi with Angelina Jolie, the executives at Disney who didn't like his interpretation of Caption Sparrow in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies and how he almost became a musician instead of an actor. Rock legend Patti Smith, guest-writing for the magazine, conducted the interview.

"Meeting her and getting to know her was a real pleasant surprise," Depp reveals about Jolie, his co-star in 'The Tourist.' "You don't know what she might be like--if she has any sense of humor at all. I was so pleased to find that she is incredibly normal, and has a wonderfully kind of dark, perverse sense of humor."

More excerpts from the interview after the jump.