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See Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger | Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Dons Face Paint as Tonto in The Lone Ranger

Originally posted 03/08/2012 02:00PM

Known for his fanciful characters and outlandish costumes, Johnny Depp does it again as Tonto in The Lone Ranger.

In a new photograph from Disney's upcoming fictional western, the actor, 48, is wearing elaborate face paint – and a bird on his head – for his role as the Native American sidekick to Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger character.

Hammer, 25, who goes by the alter ego John Reid when he's not the Ranger, is joined by Depp's character on a quest to fight injustice in the American Old West.

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PHOTO: Armie Hammer Smiles Big for Mug Shot After Texas Pot Bust | Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer Smiles in Mug Shot for Pot Bust

Originally posted 01/26/2012 03:55PM

Armie Hammer will certainly be looking his best when he hits the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. But he's looking pretty darn good in a mug shot that's just been released.

The J. Edgar star, who's nominated for best supporting actor, posed for this picture in November, when he was arrested for marijuana possession in Sierra Nevada, Texas.

Authorities allege they found pot cookies and a brownie, according to the police report.

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Armie Hammer Is Cast as the Lone Ranger

Armie Hammer Will Play the Lone Ranger Alongside Johnny Depp

Originally posted 05/19/2011 04:35PM

Armie Hammer will play the masked crusader in Disney's version of The Lone Ranger, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Joining Hammer in the saddle will be Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

But don't expect it to be a similar partnership to the one in the classic Western TV series.

"I remember watching [the show] as a kid and going: 'Why is the f–ing Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?' " Depp previously told EW. "I knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. When the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans – not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema – and turn it on its head."

The 6' 5" Hammer, who is the great-grandson of tycoon Armand Hammer, gained notoriety playing both of the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. He will next be seen in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. – Sara Hammel

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