Johnny Depp - Depp Relishing Lone Ranger Role

JOHNNY DEPP is convinced his role as Tonto in a big screen reboot of THE LONE RANGER is a "real opportunity" to salute Native Americans - because they've always been "badly portrayed" in movies.
The actor is teaming up with his Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer to revamp the cowboy adventure, which began as a radio series before spawning a popular TV show and a number of film serials.
Depp is taking on the part of the hero's Native American sidekick and he's determined to do justice to the role in the new adaptation.
He tells EW.com, "I always felt Native Americans were badly portrayed in Hollywood films over the decades. It's a real opportunity for me to give a salute to them.
"Tonto was a sidekick in all the Lone Ranger series. (This film) is a very different approach to that partnership. And a funny one... I think it's going to be good, when we have a chance to put it up on its feet. What we've got so far screenplay-wise is really great, really funny."


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I can't wait to see Depp as Tonto. I think the only person to play The Ranger is Vigo Mortensen. He is the only actor that could come close to Depp in his characterizations; Vigo has already shown in many movies how realistic he is as a cowboy, an equestrian and can capture the hero and "Good Guy" role.They'd have great chemistry on screen and OMG the fans would go crazy. I know I'd pay double!
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I will love seeing Depp knock his Tonto out of the park. The only other thing that would make this movie spectacular is if Vigo Mortensen were The Lone Ranger. I cannot imagine anyone else in that role with Depp. They would have such chemistry and talk about double sex appeal!! This movie would be a huge blockbuster.
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