First Look: Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger

Ok, so it’s a little fuzzy, a little awkward, and looks nothing like Johnny Depp. But trust me. This is Johnny Depp as Tonto, the bromantic Native American partner of The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer), in the movie of the same name in theaters July 3, 2013.

You have to hand it to a 49-year-old guy for throwing on black and white face paint, tossing a black crow on the top of his head, and scowling at the camera while pulling a chain. I have absolutely no idea what this scene is all about.

But he’s taking the role seriously, patterning his character after a painting by artist Kirby Sattler, soon to be an Internet sensation.

“It just so happened Sattler had painted a bird flying directly behind the warrior’s head,” Depp told Entertainment Weekly. “I thought, Tonto’s got a bird on his head. It’s his spirit guide in a way. It’s dead to others, but it’s not dead to him. It’s very much alive.”

Ok, we’ll go with that, Johnny, while you work up a better story. But it matters not to me and a gazillion others who love you like I do. We’ll be there to see you ride that horse on July 3.





2 responses to “First Look: Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger”

  1. rachella Avatar

    Yes ,you know he has a big fake nose..and with all that crazy outfite..what can we do?..I love him anyway..I love you Johnny!! You are gorgeous !

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