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Johnny Depp Explains 'Lone Ranger' Make-Up

Entertainment Weekly | Posted 06.22.2012 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp is no stranger to unfamiliar faces -- but what exactly is the origin of his black-and-white painted warrior in "The Lone Ranger"? The a...

Jay Silverheels, Kemo Sabe

Dawn Moore | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dawn Moore

Jay understood Tonto's relationship to the Lone Ranger was one of mutual respect and brotherhood. He also understood the tremendous power he had as a role model to Native peoples, and he led by example.

Depp's Reinvention of Tonto May Reframe Perceptions

Max Benavidez | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Max Benavidez

Depp's idea to create a new version of The Lone Ranger comes soon after the insensitivity of the U.S. military in using the name of Indian leader and warrior Geronimo to refer to the recent Bin Laden kill operation.