What’s Eating Johnny Depp: An Intimate Biography

Published in 2004 by Blake Publishing.

Champion of oddballs, teenage heartthrob and hero of some of the best and most unconventional American films in recent history, Johnny Depp has been a source of media fascination since the early nineties.

His film roles have always been idiosyncratic, from a debut in Nightmare on Elm Street, through to Edward Scissorhands and the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, and have earned him global respect and adoration. His dashing good looks and a series of high-profile love affairs and an Oscar nomination have made him an international superstar.

This in depth, candid biography reveals the truth about his stormy relationships with Winona Ryder and Kate Moss as well as charting Johnny’s awesome rise to universal fame and his relationship with the beautiful Vanessa Paradis, with whom he now has two children.

From his early days as a rock musician in his band the Kids to one of the biggest Hollywood names, Nigel Goodall, author of the bestselling Winona Ryder biography, examines how a troubled and gifted child became the actor that he is today.

The tale of Johnny’s life also includes the story of his bad-boy image: his drug use as a young man and his role as the co-owner of “The Viper Room” – the LA club where River Phoenix died of a drug overdose.

With 16 pages of candid photos and movie stills, What’s Eating Johnny Depp is the definitive and intimate look at the chequered life and career of Hollywood most famous outsider.