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First look: Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger's Native American sidekick Tonto
Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2012 | Emily Sheridan

Posted on 03/08/2012 6:55:21 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Edited on 03/08/2012 7:16:52 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

After years of delays, the big-screen version of the popular Fifties show started filming last month.

And producer Jerry Bruckheimer gave fans a sneak peek at what to expect with the first photo of Armie Hammer as the Ranger and Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: indians; johnnydepp; loneranger; makebelieve; theloneranger; tonto
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To: La Lydia

“Tonto means “idiot” in Spanish.”

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That’s true, by the way.

Learned that not too long ago, trying to translate the words to a song I like.

The verse was “me duele tonto”, I think it roughly means “it hurts me more than I can bear” or more literally “it hurts me stupid”.

I think.

Could certainly be wrong. :D


51 posted on 03/08/2012 9:03:18 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: madison10

I might be 5 or 10% Choctaw... should I be getting royalties??

heh


52 posted on 03/08/2012 9:10:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I am sure babelfish or Google translator could fix it right up. lol.


53 posted on 03/08/2012 9:12:32 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The verse was “me duele tonto”, I think it roughly means “it hurts me more than I can bear” or more literally “it hurts me stupid”.

The verse may well have been "me duele *tanto*", which would translate to the first translation you provided...

the infowarrior

54 posted on 03/08/2012 9:34:21 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: infowarrior

Sheesh.

It’s so easy to screw up learning another language.

I think you’re right. Thread hijack off.

/embarrassed.


55 posted on 03/08/2012 9:38:12 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Cicero

He played the twins in “The Social Network” which was a great movie and he did pretty good for a conservative film. I can’t see why his background should make any difference. Since when are kids allowed to pick their parents or grandparents?


56 posted on 03/08/2012 9:50:14 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Cicero; wideminded

I just thought of something. You must be talking about someone else. This guy is Canadian.


57 posted on 03/08/2012 9:52:53 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: massmike

My kids loved “Legend.” One even had a “Legend” lunch box. I’m no critic, but the film wasn’t bad for a kid show, IMHO, and had a positive message about good winning over evil.


58 posted on 03/08/2012 10:50:39 PM PST by Ace's Dad (Reagan Contra; in-country off the USS Racine.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow as Tonto.


59 posted on 03/08/2012 11:23:41 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every dollar you spend on a Hollywood movie is like giving a donation to the DNC and Barack Obama.


60 posted on 03/08/2012 11:28:44 PM PST by Eccl 10:2
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To: Eccl 10:2

Be that as it may, I am definitely going to catch the opening of JOHN CARTER tomorrow night. Rolling Stone called it “mildly entertaining” so how could I stay away?


61 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:54 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: napscoordinator; Cicero
You must be talking about someone else. This guy is Canadian.

"Armand Douglas "Armie" Hammer (born August 28, 1986) is an American actor. ... Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California." - Wikipedia

62 posted on 03/09/2012 5:03:18 AM PST by wideminded
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To: dfwgator

It is only fair. In Spanish , ‘Tonto’, means ‘Fool’.


63 posted on 03/09/2012 5:06:02 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: wideminded; Cicero

Damn it. Wrong again. I hate that. Sorry.


64 posted on 03/09/2012 5:07:39 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: GeronL
I thought we were told that hiring whites to play minorities is racist??

You're absolutely right. Liberals should be incensed about this.

65 posted on 03/09/2012 8:48:53 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: dr_lew
Be that as it may, I am definitely going to catch the opening of JOHN CARTER tomorrow night. Rolling Stone called it “mildly entertaining” so how could I stay away?

Did you see Moneyball? Thought it was great...

66 posted on 03/09/2012 8:50:47 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: dfwgator
Next thing you know, they'll get a black guy to play James West.

...or a black guy to play Perry White.

67 posted on 03/09/2012 8:52:10 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: napscoordinator; wideminded

I just saw these posts, and wondered if maybe he fled to Canada to avoid the draft? That’s the kind of thing Wikipedia might omit! Then he would have gotten a pardon from Jimmy Carter.

But I guess maybe he’s too young for that.


68 posted on 03/09/2012 9:05:05 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: La Lydia
Tonto means “idiot” in Spanish.


69 posted on 03/09/2012 9:20:30 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; La Lydia

Right. I just tried Bing Translator on “Tonto,” and this is what I got:

Translation: Fool

Dictionary: adjective - silly, foolish


70 posted on 03/09/2012 9:36:29 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
But I guess maybe he’s too young for that.

Anyone who was eligible for the Vietnam-era draft has to be at least 56 by now. Hammer is only 25.

71 posted on 03/09/2012 10:22:43 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The verse was “me duele tonto”, I think it roughly means “it hurts me more than I can bear” or more literally “it hurts me stupid”.

I think you have a letter wrong in that.

"Tanto" means "so much" The verse would be "it hurts me so much" The way you have it written it would be "It hurts, Stupid!"

72 posted on 03/09/2012 10:37:08 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: wideminded

Yeah, I know. But I figure he’d run to Canada if he had the chance. He was just born too late.


73 posted on 03/09/2012 10:50:26 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Catholickerry
Hey! It’s Jack Sparrow! Oh wait.....

Jack Sparrow-Hawkeye
74 posted on 03/09/2012 3:12:38 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The song says, “Me duele tanto.” Not tonto, Tonto. That means it “it hurts me so much.” This makes me giggle. ¡Que bárbaro!


75 posted on 03/09/2012 8:00:54 PM PST by La Lydia
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