The Lone Ranger
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption. (Source: The Lone Ranger Official Website)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson
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ABOUT THIS MOVIE
Quotes from Johnny Depp:
"I like the character. I think I have interesting plans for the character, and I think the film itself could be entertaining and very funny. But also I like the idea of having the opportunity to make fun of the idea of the Indian as a sidekick - which has always been [the case] throughout the history of Hollywood, the Native American has always been a second-class, third-class, fourth-class citizen, and I don't see Tonto that way at all. So it's an opportunity for me to salute Native Americans."
October 12, 2011
"[I'm] an old time Lone Ranger fan. To me Tonto was the stoic fox of the operation. He was the insider in America and the Lone Ranger was the newcomer to the land. I've got a great feel to how Tonto should be played."
"I'd actually seen a painting by an artist named Kirby Sattler, and looked at the face of this warrior and thought: 'That's it.' The stripes down the face and across the eyes - it seemed to me like you could almost see the separate sections of the individual, if you know what I mean."
April 22, 2012
"It just so happened Sattler had painted a bird flying directly behind the warrior’s head. It looked to me like it was sitting on top. 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. Its very much alive."
April 22, 2012
Quotes from others:
"It's all built around Tonto. You've heard the Lone Ranger's story; you just haven't heard it told from this guy, and he was there."
October 25, 2011