“Johnny Depp is simply one of the most enigmatic actors around. Those brooding eyes… that perfect mouth… sigh! We couldn’t wait to start paging through this star’s biography. Anything that promises some insight into the rather secretive Depp – who first made his mark in TV’s undercover cop drama 21 Jump Street – has to be given a chance. Goodall has done his homework. Its all here, from Depp’s early days as a troubled rock musician to various tempestuous romances (Juliette Lewis, Winona Ryder, Kate Moss and Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his two children with whom he still has a relationship) and his rebellious, anti-establishment tendencies. It’s not so much dirt as a little grime that’s been uncovered using trusted sources. An enjoyable read, it adds to the mystique of a talent we can only hope to grasp. Until then, this’ll do.”

Nikki Temkin, Heat