What is it with Johnny Depp and make-up? It seems that the method actor is only on form when he’s all made up and recognizable.
After vamping it up on ‘Dark Shadows’, Depp piled on the makeup (again), flopped a dead crow on his head and play sidekick to a masked vigilante in ‘The Lone Ranger’ which recently released its full trailer online.
From the looks of it, this Disney-produced, Gore Verbinsky-directed flick looks a lot like ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’-The Wild West version with Depp as Tonto delivering more of the same.
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Like previous Disney adventures, this trailer goes all out on the action: the rock score, the fast cuts, the gritty screen titles, the obligatory Wild West-type shootouts and some peeks of the two leads. But we only get to hear one crummy like from Depp, talking weirdly to sound like a Native American: "There come a time, kemo sabe, when good man must wear mask.” Sorry guys, no “Hi Yo Silver” from Armie Hammer’s The Lone Ranger here.
In the original 1950s Lone Ranger television series, Tonto was portrayed by Jay Silverheels, born Harold J. Smith, a Canadian Mohawk actor. And in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Depp as described himself a Native American: “I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line. My great grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian.” Whatever you say Johnny.
The cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, and James Badge Dale.