Johnny Depp’s Inspiration for Tonto Was an Old, Nicotine-Addicted Woman?

Johnny Depp tontoBasing a character off Keith Richards in Pirates may have worked wonders for Johnny Depp, but it seems that even using his great, potentially Native grandmother as the inspiration for The Lone Ranger couldn’t save it from an epic box office fail. (At $29.2M, it made slightly less than the abysmal John Carter.)

“I saw my great grandmother [as the model for Tonto]. She did apparently have quite a bit of Indian blood,” Depp told Wenn. “She wore the braids and had the tobacco down her bosom. That was the idea, to sculpt me into my great grandmother. The make-up technician just killed it.”

Derp. I have a little Swedish in me and I never auditioned against Noomi Rapace for the role of Lisbeth Salander not only because I’m not an actress but because that would be retarded…  Continue reading “Johnny Depp’s Inspiration for Tonto Was an Old, Nicotine-Addicted Woman?”

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in a Movie That Isn’t ‘Pirates of the Caribbean?’

Johnny Depp Tonto Jack SparrowSo the producer, director, and writers behind Pirates of the Caribbean were slowly hired to work on a movie version of The Lone Ranger over the course of three years (2007-2010), and naturally their choice to play Native American spirit warrior Tonto was Johnny Depp.

While Depp does have Cherokee ancestry, this is really just an excuse for him to paint his face like he did for the cannibal scene in Pirates 2.

I saw a commercial for the film last night before This is 40, did a little research when I got home and found out that it’s actually 10 years in the making and was meant to be released this week, but was pushed to July because the budget was inching closer and closer to $300 million.  Continue reading “Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in a Movie That Isn’t ‘Pirates of the Caribbean?’”