Depp’s TONTO Role Aims To Salute Native Americans!

By on 19 January, 2011


Pho­to­graph by Annie Leibovitz


Johnny Depp is relishing in the opportunity to salute Native Americans, because he believes they have always been “badly portrayed” in movies.


The actor is teaming up with ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean‘ producer Jerry Bruckheimer for the big screen reboot of ‘The Lone Ranger‘, which originally began as a radio series before spawning a popular TV show and a number of movie serials.

Depp is taking on the part of the hero’s Native American sidekick Tonto, and he’s determined to do justice to the role in the new adaptation.

Speaking to EW.com, he says:

“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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