updated 11/30/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/30/2010 AT 1:50 PM ET
“Meeting her and getting to know her was a real pleasant surprise,” the actor, 47, who stars with Jolie in the upcoming film The Tourist, tells rocker Patti Smith in an interview for Vanity Fair.
“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,” he added, “and has a wonderfully kind of dark, perverse sense of humor.”