April 21, 2012

Thoughts on Tonto's facepaint

I'm waiting for pix of Johnny Depp dressed as Tonto but not in facepaint. Because traditional Indians didn't go around in paint 99% of the time.

I can just imagine it. Here's the Lone Ranger talking to Tonto:

"Dude, we're alone here in Monument Valley. You don't have to wear facepaint to impress me.

"Dude, another bathroom break? You don't need facepaint for that.

"You may want to check your bedroll, buddy. You got the white gunk all over it.

"Do you have smallpox scars or something? If so, I understand why you'd want to cover them up.

‎"But if you're trying for a circus gig, count me out."

For more on Johnny Depp as Tonto, see Bruckheimer Defends Casting Depp and Open Letter to Johnny Depp's Tonto.

Below:  Johnny Depp meets Navajo leaders as Tonto.

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