Comanche tribe adopts Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has always been open about his Native American heritage, and now that he’s set to star as Tonto in the upcoming remake of the classic Western series, The Lone Ranger, he’s been adopted by the Comanche Nation Tribe. Ladonna Harris, a Comanche native and the president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, extended the invitation to Johnny after hearing about his role in the film. Harris said in a news release: “He’s a very thoughtful human being, and throughout his life and career, he has exhibited traits that are aligned with the values and worldview that Indigenous peoples share.” Johnny was reportedly very receptive to the invitation and honored to be welcomed to the tribe. The ceremony took place in Ladonna Harris’ home, where Johnny presented tribe members with gifts. The actor now has more in common with the character of Tonto than previously imagined — it will be interesting to see how that plays out on the big screen. The Lone Ranger is directed by Gore Verbinski and is set for a May 2013 release. ~Stacy Raivich

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  1. Susan Baldwin • May 22, 2012 @ 3:07 PM

    I would love to see this movie .. I think Johnny Depp will make a great Lone Ranger!!

  2. Mike • May 22, 2012 @ 7:36 PM

    except for the fact that he will be playing Tonto

  3. MovieGoer • May 23, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

    Bazinga!

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