by Nigel Goodall
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The star of some of the best and most unconventional American films in recent history, Johnny Depp has also been a source of media fascination since the early nineties. His film roles have always been idiosyncratic, bringing him international respect and adoration from Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco to his surprising star turn as the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. His smoldering good looks, oddball charm, and tempestuous love affairs have helped push him into the limelight and keep him there. Now, film journalist Nigel Goodall looks at his badboy image, his rise to international fame, and his relationships with Winona Ryder, Kate Moss, and his longtime love Vanessa Paradis, mother of his two children.
Johnny Depp, Hollywood’s most famous outsider, is one of this generation’s most impassioned, highly lauded stars. Nigel Goodall looks at his often turbulent life, his highprofile love affairs, and his extraordinary career in film.