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Johnny Depp Is Unrecognizable In Tonto Face Paint, Even To People Who’ve Known Him For Years!!

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While we're obviously very excited to see Johnny Depp play Tonto in The Lone Ranger, we have to admit it’s kind of hard to actually SEE him behind his extensive face paint!!

And that had us wondering: why would anyone try to cover that magnificent mug up??

Unfortunately, we don’t have the answer to that. We DO however, have confirmation that you weren’t alone if you didn’t recognize him at first!

Joel Harlow, Tonto's makeup artist, recently opened up about the first time Depp donned full Tonto makeup. Joel made him up, snapped some pics, and then he and Johnny took the pictures to Johnny Depp’s long-time collaborator, Jerry Bruckheimer.

Joel recalled:

“Johnny showed it to Jerry and Jerry said, 'This is great; who is this?'"

LOLz! Yeah, we didn’t know either at first glance!

Good thing we’re also able to instantly identify a sexpot’s voice when we hear one!!

[Image via Disney.]

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17 comments to “Johnny Depp Is Unrecognizable In Tonto Face Paint, Even To People Who’ve Known Him For Years!!”

  1. snow says – reply to this


    I'm still seeing a pirate.

  2. 2

    What? There wasn't one real Indian that could play the part?

  3. Amanda says – reply to this


    Johnny is the best

  4. 4

    Really? Cause he looks like Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, dressed up as a Native American. Ridiculous.

    People need to stop putting him on a pedestal thinking everything he touches is gold.

  5. 5

    Re: switz11 – Actually, no, there isn't a NATIVE AMERICAN actor who could play the part the way Johnny can or would be as big of a box office draw. I'm Native American and have no problem with him as Tonto, nor do any of the other Native Americans I know.

  6. keosh says – reply to this


    I like Mr Depp but would have like a Native American actor in this role. There are thousands of Native American actors out there who don't get hired for shit, this practice has been going on in Hollywood all the way back to early cowboy movies. Native American people are not good enough to play themselves? what kinda bullshit is that!?

  7. 7

    Why isn't this considered offensive? If a white person puts on black face paint everyone screams "racist"! And there's no way a white actor would be hired & painted black to play a black person, so why isn't it racism that a white actor is painted like an Indian to play a part? If the studio needed Depp to draw in crowds for a big summer hit then why wasn't he given the role of the Lone Ranger and the role of Tonto be given to a native actor? Why is this form of blatant racism/face paint, etc. considered ok?

  8. Office Drone says – reply to this


    Re: ickynicky – I second this statement as a Native American myself. Also, Johnny is part Native American.

  9. 9

    Re: Office Drone – No he isn't. He made an off-the-cuff comment that he might be when he was asked about playing Tonto and so geneologists traced his family history. He has no native american roots.

  10. dddff says – reply to this


    Re: Amanda – He is acting, you dont have to be a Native American to act as one. This stupid movie would never had been made with out him.

  11. 11

    Re: Office Drone – I totally agree. It would have been so much better. But I think Depp isn't comfortable unless he has all the makeup.

  12. Bevi says – reply to this


    I saw him right off, but that's not a bad thing.

  13. 13

    This is going to be a terrible movie. Why do they always take classics and transform them into slapstick ?

  14. MichJB says – reply to this


    Shouldn't this movie be titled "Tonto and That Other Guy?"

  15. 15

    Re: Lady Amalthea – really ? he looks NOTHING like jack sparrow everything is conpletely diffrenet than jack sparrow
    Re: snow – maybe because you haven't seen anything of him other than the pirates movies?

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: overthere – The old Lone Ranger movies were far from Shakespeare.
    'Going to be' a terrible movie? So you haven't even seen it and say that? Are you a prophet?
    Compared to the old Lone Ranger stuff, I'm looking forward to seeing Depp do it. It'll be a step up most certainly.

  17. Paul says – reply to this


    haha they painted his body red. This is LITERALLY blackface.

    What is the difference between this and John Wayne playing Genghis Khan?