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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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1 posted on 03/08/2012 6:55:23 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks goofy, although it’s interesting to see Tom Wilkinson in the cast; as a general rule, he doesn’t sign on to stinkers.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 6:59:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hallowe`en on Horses


3 posted on 03/08/2012 7:00:34 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Trick or Treat ?? Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks stoopid.

The Lone Ranger - Darkside.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 7:01:50 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Timothy Olyphant would be a good Lone Ranger.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 7:02:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just can’t figure out why nobody wants to watch Hollywood movies anymore. lol


6 posted on 03/08/2012 7:03:33 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Doc say Kemosabe gonna die!”


7 posted on 03/08/2012 7:04:32 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Joe 6-pack

I never thought I would like the pirates flicks but those were actually pretty good.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 7:04:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he going to play Tonto a bit effeminate as he did Jack Sparrow?


9 posted on 03/08/2012 7:05:38 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: aruanan

I remember the Far Side cartoon where the Lone Ranger discovers after his retirement that the word “Kimosabe” means “Horse’s Rear End.”


10 posted on 03/08/2012 7:07:08 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It HAS to be better than this stink-bomb from '81 starring the unforgettable Klinton Spilsbury and Michael Horse ,p>
11 posted on 03/08/2012 7:07:57 PM PST by massmike (Ma. Voters: A vote tomorrow for Santorum is the "no to gay marriage" vote you were denied in 2007!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mel Brooks made for a more convincing Indian than Johnny Depp


12 posted on 03/08/2012 7:09:55 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve not seen any of the pirates flicks...almost went to the last one because Ian McShane was in it, but figured without having seen any of the earlier ones, I wouldn’t get half of it.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 7:10:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why does Tonto have a dead crow on his head?


14 posted on 03/08/2012 7:14:34 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Armie Hammer, eh? He’s descended from the rich oil mogul who founded the Communist Party USA.

It’s short for Armand Hammer, which was originally chosen as a pun on the Communist Arm and Hammer logo of the USSR.

Rather an odd ancestry for the Lone Ranger.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 7:14:34 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dfwgator

Tonto means “idiot” in Spanish.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 7:15:26 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: dfwgator

Tonto means “idiot” in Spanish.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 7:16:30 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought we were told that hiring whites to play minorities is racist??


18 posted on 03/08/2012 7:17:57 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why the heck does Depp have a dead bird on his head?? is the precursor of a new trend?


19 posted on 03/08/2012 7:18:19 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does “Tonto” mean “Bird brain” ??? When he rides real fast, does the dead bird fly off his head?...Inquiring minds want to know...


20 posted on 03/08/2012 7:18:28 PM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Joe 6-pack
The Pirate flicks were great fantasy with really great visuals.

Davey Jones and his crew were awesome

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21 posted on 03/08/2012 7:19:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Eh...may have to check them out.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 7:22:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RightGeek

“Why does Tonto have a dead crow on his head?”

Just to be an authentic head.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 7:24:50 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: GeronL
I thought we were told that hiring whites to play minorities is racist??

But is it worse than hiring Canadians to play Americans?

24 posted on 03/08/2012 7:24:50 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Paparazzi mob senior citizen mistaking her for Lindsay Lohan (True Story))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sweet Jesus!

Hollywood quit messin’ with my friggin’ childhood.

I loved the Lone Ranger. Clayton Moore, and Jay Silverheels were the only Lone Ranger and Tonto I knew.

Who’s got that “Not this sh*&! again” photo?

It applies to this.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 7:28:13 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
First look: Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger's Native American INDIAN sidekick Tonto

Fixed...there's no such thing as a "Native" American. No human is "native" to this continent.

26 posted on 03/08/2012 7:29:14 PM PST by montag813
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To: GeronL
I thought we were told that hiring whites to play minorities is racist??

Next thing you know, they'll get a black guy to play James West.

27 posted on 03/08/2012 7:29:57 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
First look: Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger's Native AmericanINDIAN sidekick Tonto

Fixed...there's no such thing as a "Native" American. No human is "native" to this continent.

28 posted on 03/08/2012 7:29:57 PM PST by montag813
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To: Cicero
Armie Hammer, eh? He’s descended from the rich oil mogul who founded the Communist Party USA.

Armand Hammer, Arnie's great-grandfather, was the oil mogul.
Armand's father Julius was involved in forming the Communist Party USA.

It’s short for Armand Hammer, which was originally chosen as a pun on the Communist Arm and Hammer logo of the USSR.

The symbol of the USSR was a hammer and sickle. The symbol of the Socialist Labor Party of America, founded in 1877, was an arm holding a hammer. Julius Hammer was a member of this party before he helped start the Communist Party USA.

29 posted on 03/08/2012 7:30:33 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Shadowstrike

Why do they keep making movies based on old TV shows?

They are never like the original. They either make a spoof out of it, or make a “dark” version of the characters, or make it politically correct.

Have Hollywood idiots truly run out of new ideas for movies????


30 posted on 03/08/2012 7:36:04 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RightGeek

I’ve heard of eating crow, but never wearing it.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 7:37:07 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

As long as they get a real horse to play Hiyo Silver, and a real Swiss to play the William Tell Overture.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 7:38:54 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

yes, because you wouldn’t expect them to cast a Native American as Tonto, now, would you?


33 posted on 03/08/2012 7:39:25 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great, now they’re going to ruin The Lone Ranger and Tonto’s good names.
I was mesmerized by that show as pre-teen girl.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 7:49:58 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: dfwgator

Only whites could play Indians back them.

Some made the grade and some didn’t.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 7:51:47 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Depp? Indian? Super flick.. in my top five.

36 posted on 03/08/2012 7:54:16 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

Dang. Someone else that has seen “Dead Man”.

Iggy Pop was a hoot!

“Stupid f-—ing white man”


37 posted on 03/08/2012 8:00:29 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You got it.

You’d think (and it looks like you’d be right) that Hollywood has run out ideas.

If it ain’t Vampires, Werewolves or Zombies, then “let’s remake an old beloved t.v. show”

I even heard they wanted to do a big screen version of, Hogan’s Heros.


38 posted on 03/08/2012 8:02:08 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: massmike

Johnny Depp, as Tonto Kowalski.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 8:06:03 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Dilbert San Diego

yes pretty much. its all about $$


40 posted on 03/08/2012 8:07:18 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey! It’s Jack Sparrow! Oh wait.....


41 posted on 03/08/2012 8:08:42 PM PST by Catholickerry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One word to Hollywood about remakes and sequels....DON’T.


42 posted on 03/08/2012 8:10:18 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: wideminded

Yeah, I wrote that too fast. Thanks.


43 posted on 03/08/2012 8:11:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr.Deth
Tonto Kowalski

Great old joke :^)

44 posted on 03/08/2012 8:17:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: cripplecreek

“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.


45 posted on 03/08/2012 8:27:04 PM PST by FAA
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To: NCDave
When he rides real fast, does the dead bird fly off his head?...Inquiring minds want to know...

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".

46 posted on 03/08/2012 8:33:54 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

WTF is going on with Depp’s head?!?

Did they resurrect Hitchcock for this flick?


47 posted on 03/08/2012 8:51:51 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: GeronL

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)


48 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:00 PM PST by madison10
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To: Oztrich Boy; GeronL

Could ANYTHING be worse than hiring a Frenchy to play a Highlander and a Scot to play a freaking Spaniard?

Arrrgh!


49 posted on 03/08/2012 8:55:12 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Col Freeper

I totally see that logic..lol. No carbon “footprint” to track. BRILLIANT!


50 posted on 03/08/2012 8:56:05 PM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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