Skip to comments.First look: Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger's Native American sidekick Tonto
Posted on 03/08/2012 6:55:21 PM PST by Free ThinkerNYEdited 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.
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Hey! It’s Jack Sparrow! Oh wait.....
One word to Hollywood about remakes and sequels....DON’T.
Yeah, I wrote that too fast. Thanks.
Great old joke :^)
“Timothy Olyphant would be a good Lone Ranger.”
Yes he would. Big Tim O’ fan since the days of “Deadwood.” He’s got to be the toughest character in TV and film these days. Like his screen personality. Imagine Tim O’ in a modern day reincarnation of “Dirty Harry.”
As for Tonto, er Depp, wearing a complete stuffed crow upon his head.....I really can’t say. That’s not any type of traditional Native headdress to my knowledge. Native headdresses are if anything light and practical. That contraption is neither. Appears made for the film. Overdone.
I think it's a hidden "green agenda" message from Hollywierd.
When he rides real fast, the dead bird's wings spread out, generating a lift (like an airplane wing). Then Tonto clamps his legs tight against his horse. This slightly lifts both Tonto and the horse, causing less weight, and thus, less down-force on the terrain, resulting in less damage to the environment.
It also gives Tonto more "miles to the Gallup".
WTF is going on with Depp’s head?!?
Did they resurrect Hitchcock for this flick?
Johnny Depp is from Kentucky and says he either has Cherokee or Creek in his bloodline. Actually if you see him when he’s looking normal (as in-not in costume), he does look Native American.
(yes, I’m going to call them that ‘cause I have no clue what else to call them)
Could ANYTHING be worse than hiring a Frenchy to play a Highlander and a Scot to play a freaking Spaniard?
I totally see that logic..lol. No carbon “footprint” to track. BRILLIANT!
“Tonto means idiot in Spanish.”
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”.
Could certainly be wrong. :D
I might be 5 or 10% Choctaw... should I be getting royalties??
I am sure babelfish or Google translator could fix it right up. lol.
The verse may well have been "me duele *tanto*", which would translate to the first translation you provided...
It’s so easy to screw up learning another language.
I think you’re right. Thread hijack off.
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?
I just thought of something. You must be talking about someone else. This guy is Canadian.
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.
This is Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow as Tonto.
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