|No matter how pretty the hero, the guy with the bird on his head is always going to steal the scene.
When they decided to cover his face with make-up to hide the fact that he was not Native American, someone should have told them they had a problem. When they decided to turn The Lone Ranger into a buddy movie, someone should have tapped them on the shoulder and reminded them just what the movie was titled. I have some friends who see just about everything which gets released and they chose not to go because "it's more about Tonto." In the original TV series Clayton Moore was the lead and Jay Silverheels was relegated to sidekick status. Of course, that wouldn't work for either Johnny Depp or Michael Bay. Tonto needed to have star status. I think it's funny that somebody actually thought that make-up was a good idea. I think it's sad that's how they wanted to Tonto to be played. I think they're probably reeling at Disney how their concept of Tonto killed the movie. I'm sure Johnny Depp stepped into this role believing he was going to be the greatest Tonto of all time. Truthfully? It was Johnny Depp who murdered The Lone Ranger