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(TPNN)   Johnny Depp modeled his Tonto look off of...c) his great-grandmother   (whptv.com) divider line 63
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2013-07-03 10:48:54 AM  
It could be the best movie ever made, and all I will ever think about is the guy who pointed out on here, yesterday, that every day for a few months, Johnny Depp went to work and someone put a bird on his head.
 
2013-07-03 10:52:56 AM  
Granny kept a dead bird on her head?

/Tonto jump shark, Kemosabe
 
2013-07-03 11:37:02 AM  
Horse shiat.

LInk

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2013-07-03 12:09:25 PM  
whut?
 
2013-07-03 12:24:22 PM  
 
2013-07-03 12:30:10 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Horse shiat.

LInk

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In the movie he also plays Tonto as an old man. I assume this is what he's referring to,
 
2013-07-03 12:37:43 PM  
A)  Assassin's Creed 3 (Coyote Man)
 
2013-07-03 12:53:36 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Horse shiat.

LInk

[i40.tinypic.com image 640x360]


Well well well I guess Mr. Depp can't keep his stories straight. Pure 100% Bullshiat. Prove you have Native American ancestry or STFU Johnny Depp.
 
2013-07-03 12:56:46 PM  

LV426: Well well well I guess Mr. Depp can't keep his stories straight. Pure 100% Bullshiat. Prove you have Native American ancestry or STFU Johnny Depp.


...can't we have both?
 
2013-07-03 01:01:18 PM  

LV426: tallguywithglasseson: Horse shiat.

LInk

[i40.tinypic.com image 640x360]

Well well well I guess Mr. Depp can't keep his stories straight. Pure 100% Bullshiat. Prove you have Native American ancestry or STFU Johnny Depp.


An Entertainment Tab Birther???? I did not know they existed.
 
2013-07-03 01:04:07 PM  

LV426: tallguywithglasseson: Horse shiat.

LInk

[i40.tinypic.com image 640x360]

Well well well I guess Mr. Depp can't keep his stories straight. Pure 100% Bullshiat. Prove you have Native American ancestry or STFU Johnny Depp.


Kentucky's chocked full of Melungeons. Their history makes any claim somewhat hard to prove.
 
2013-07-03 01:07:56 PM  
I'm not sure why, but I hate Johnny Depp.  I should like him.  He seems intelligent, he's made some good movies, he was a good friend of Hunter Thompson, but something about him just annoys the shiat out of me.
 
2013-07-03 01:20:36 PM  

gfid: I'm not sure why, but I hate Johnny Depp.  I should like him.  He seems intelligent, he's made some good movies, he was a good friend of Hunter Thompson, but something about him just annoys the shiat out of me.


He's a pretentious twat-waffle?
 
2013-07-03 01:24:48 PM  
Naysayers is a much better word than haters. Can we all go back to that?
 
2013-07-03 01:25:20 PM  

gfid: I'm not sure why, but I hate Johnny Depp.  I should like him.  He seems intelligent, he's made some good movies, he was a good friend of Hunter Thompson, but something about him just annoys the shiat out of me.


  He's always seems way too much of an image conscious star farker to me.   He's always got his arm drapped around Keith Richards on the cover of Rolling Stone, or always linked to cult counter culture figures like HST.    This is a guy who REALLY wants everyone to know that he's really cool and he hangs around only the coolest people.   I used to see him all the time around Austin in the learly 90s hanging out with Gibby Haynes when the Butthole Surfers were the coolest band in the world.  I wonder how many phone calls Haynes gets from Depp these days.

I've liked him in films, namely Ed Wood and Gilbert Grape, but his batting average is not good.  Even Nicholas Cage had had Moostruck, Raising Arizona and Adaptation.
 
2013-07-03 01:26:19 PM  
Depp may indeed have native blood, but no Native American woman would have dressed like that or worn that type of war paint, so not sure what he's on about with representing his great gma.
 
2013-07-03 01:33:28 PM  

YodaBlues: gfid: I'm not sure why, but I hate Johnny Depp.  I should like him.  He seems intelligent, he's made some good movies, he was a good friend of Hunter Thompson, but something about him just annoys the shiat out of me.

He's a pretentious twat-waffle?


There's some of that, but my reaction is to just roll my eyes at the harmless oddball.
With so many other Baldwin-like meltdowns, Lohanish death wishes, Charlie Sheen shenanigans and sports figure drug/crime incidents out there I can't hate a celebrity simply because they're nuttier than a fruit cake.  And I've enjoyed a good deal of his work.
 
2013-07-03 01:35:39 PM  
Why Depp? Couldn't they find an out of work Native American actor to play tonto?
 
2013-07-03 01:42:06 PM  

serpent_sky: It could be the best movie ever made, and all I will ever think about is the guy who pointed out on here, yesterday, that every day for a few months, Johnny Depp went to work and someone put a bird on his head.


And made a shiatload of money wearing that bird. Give me four million dollars and I'll walk around with a stuffed rat on my head.
 
2013-07-03 01:42:17 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why Depp? Couldn't they find an out of work Native American actor to play tonto?


No, because then they couldn't have cast Helena Bonham-Carter in the movie.  She and Depp are almost as bad as John Cusack dragging his sister to all his auditions.
 
2013-07-03 01:45:53 PM  

skinink: serpent_sky: It could be the best movie ever made, and all I will ever think about is the guy who pointed out on here, yesterday, that every day for a few months, Johnny Depp went to work and someone put a bird on his head.

And made a shiatload of money wearing that bird. Give me four million dollars and I'll walk around with a stuffed rat on my head.


You mean I could be getting paid for this?
 
2013-07-03 01:47:56 PM  

wellreadneck: Kentucky's chocked full of Melungeons. Their history makes any claim somewhat hard to prove.


Well shiat that's pretty interesting and I've learned something new today from the entertainment tab on Fark.
 
2013-07-03 01:52:21 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why Depp? Couldn't they find an out of work Native American actor to play tonto?


I'm surprised I haven't heard more outrage about whitening up the native american character
 
2013-07-03 01:52:32 PM  
Just got back from seeing the movie.  It was long and it was bad.  Even Helena Bonham Carter's jacked up boobs couldn't save it.
 
2013-07-03 01:56:05 PM  

YodaBlues: gfid: I'm not sure why, but I hate Johnny Depp.  I should like him.  He seems intelligent, he's made some good movies, he was a good friend of Hunter Thompson, but something about him just annoys the shiat out of me.

He's a pretentious twat-waffle?


I like him in a lot of things but I kind of thought of huim personally like that from interviews.  Then I saw life is too short episode with him.
He was totally mocking himself, I don't think he takes himself that seriously.
 
2013-07-03 02:01:05 PM  
There's a lot of people out there who are part Native American, some look like it and some don't. I knew a guy who had status as Inuit and he had red hair and big gingery whiskers. At least Depp looks somewhat like he does, mostly around the eyes.
 
2013-07-03 02:03:25 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why Depp? Couldn't they find an out of work Native American actor to play tonto?


they probably decided against that and cast Depp because they're wanting a big box office or something
 
2013-07-03 02:09:46 PM  

LoneDoggie: Just got back from seeing the movie

.

There will probably be a sequel.
Anything you wrote after this sentence doesn't matter to the studio.
 
2013-07-03 02:14:27 PM  
At least they're doing it respectfully, and not like a redface minstrel show, trying to feed a dead bird worn on his head, mugging for the camera.
 
2013-07-03 02:20:22 PM  

YodaBlues: gfid: I'm not sure why, but I hate Johnny Depp.  I should like him.  He seems intelligent, he's made some good movies, he was a good friend of Hunter Thompson, but something about him just annoys the shiat out of me.

He's a pretentious twat-waffle?


Eh, he showed up at a kid's school as Jack Sparrow on request. I can look past the fact that he loves his counter-culture. So do a lot of folks; they just don't have the access that Depp does.
 
2013-07-03 02:23:22 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why Depp? Couldn't they find an out of work Native American actor to play tonto?


I would dare say that money trumps authenticity. I think the industry heads believe most folks would rather see Depp than say this guy


i26.photobucket.com
/Just in time for the 4th of July!
 
2013-07-03 02:24:51 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why Depp? Couldn't they find an out of work Native American actor to play tonto?


This probably the reason. Courtesy of Chris Rock
 
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2013-07-03 02:32:36 PM  
I heard he once half filled a toilet with poo and spent the better part of a couple hours fishing it out and heeling it down the bathtub drain.... He's a quality dude.
 
2013-07-03 02:35:39 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: LoneDoggie: Just got back from seeing the movie.

There will probably be a sequel.
Anything you wrote after this sentence doesn't matter to the studio.


I know.  I'm bad and I should feel bad, but my dad wanted to take my kids to see it.  They won't be seeing us for the next one however unless it's The Lone Ranger 2 - Carter's Boob-splosion!
 
2013-07-03 02:38:03 PM  
And the voice was exactly his Hunter H. Thompson. If Tonto exclaimed "We can't stop here, this is BAT COUNTRY! then it would be the film of the year.
 
2013-07-03 02:38:25 PM  

LoneDoggie: I know. I'm bad and I should feel bad, but my dad wanted to take my kids to see it.


Wasn't trying to judge :)  Just saying, enough people get into those situations... hyped movie, "summer fun", star power, kids want to see, etc etc...  the studio makes money, and we get another.

//actually liked first Pirates well enough
//thought Pirates II and III were terrible
//didn't bother with IV
 
2013-07-03 02:41:54 PM  
They cast a relative unknown as the Lone Ranger and needed someone to carry the movie.  There aren't a lot of authentic native actors who you could look at for that.  Like... going by http://www.imdb.com/list/R0EAcZ5CP2A/  for example, you've got a bunch of nobodies from Twilight and a crazy-hot girl.

http://www.imdb.com/list/2eje60Y5XLk/  Here you've got a bunch of ancient dudes and Adam Beach who I actually recognize though I've never seen one of his films.

And like... what would be authentic enough for you?  Does he have to be full blooded?  Does he have to come from a tribe that would be local to the area the film is set in?  Cause Beach is Canadian.  Would it still be an outrage if HE was Tonto?  How close does he need to be from before its no longer terrible white people treating a minority like they're all the same?  How bout if he's half-blood but he looks very European?  Is it, "Red Face" if they use makeup to make that guy look more like the pop culture image of a native American?
 
2013-07-03 02:52:57 PM  
I'll cut the guy some slack for going to Lawton to see the screening.  That's punishment enough.

/and i generally take up for Okla
//but Lawton.......just ask the poor army guys
 
2013-07-03 02:54:10 PM  
Cicely Tyson modeled her voice/look for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman on Miles Davis.

True story.
 
2013-07-03 02:59:17 PM  

Odd Bird: With so many other Baldwin-like meltdowns, Lohanish death wishes, Charlie Sheen shenanigans and sports figure drug/crime incidents out there I can't hate a celebrity simply because they're nuttier than a fruit cake.  And I've enjoyed a good deal of his work.


Well, now that you mention Baldwin, Lohan and Charlie (not Martin) Sheen, it all comes into perspective.  Even though I said I didn't like him, he is truly a god compared to those trainwrecks.
 
2013-07-03 03:08:21 PM  

basemetal: I'll cut the guy some slack for going to Lawton to see the screening.  That's punishment enough.

/and i generally take up for Okla
//but Lawton.......just ask the poor army guys


THIS!

Did my basic training there.

/C Battery 3/321
 
2013-07-03 03:20:06 PM  
picturestarts.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-03 03:25:00 PM  
tallguywithglasseson: Horse shiat.

LInk

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How do you know that isn't his great Grandmother?
 
2013-07-03 03:39:52 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

knows a role for

www.joblo.com


/authentic
 
2013-07-03 03:49:11 PM  
i don't care where Depp got the idea, the bird is stupid as hell.
 
2013-07-03 03:53:59 PM  

LV426: tallguywithglasseson: Horse shiat.

LInk

[i40.tinypic.com image 640x360]

Well well well I guess Mr. Depp can't keep his stories straight. Pure 100% Bullshiat. Prove you have Native American ancestry or STFU Johnny Depp.


I'm a 38-year-old woman. As such, I am legally obligated to have had a crush on Johnny Depp for most of my life, certainly courtesy of 21 Jump Street and late 80s teen magazines. He has ALWAYS maintained he is Native American, particularly Cherokee.

Though don't ask me about the head-bird. You'd think he'd at least change it up sometimes, sort of like some days I like to wear pink dresses and some days I like to wear blue.  He could maybe do a falcon once in a while, jazz things up.
 
2013-07-03 03:58:40 PM  
"My hair is a bird, your argument is actually reasonably sound."
 
2013-07-03 04:04:59 PM  
I've heard of a whole dried red tailed hawk used in ceremonial wear.
 
2013-07-03 04:24:02 PM  

Super_pope: They cast a relative unknown as the Lone Ranger and needed someone to carry the movie.  There aren't a lot of authentic native actors who you could look at for that.  Like... going by http://www.imdb.com/list/R0EAcZ5CP2A/  for example, you've got a bunch of nobodies from Twilight and a crazy-hot girl.

http://www.imdb.com/list/2eje60Y5XLk/  Here you've got a bunch of ancient dudes and Adam Beach who I actually recognize though I've never seen one of his films.

And like... what would be authentic enough for you?  Does he have to be full blooded?  Does he have to come from a tribe that would be local to the area the film is set in?  Cause Beach is Canadian.  Would it still be an outrage if HE was Tonto?  How close does he need to be from before its no longer terrible white people treating a minority like they're all the same?  How bout if he's half-blood but he looks very European?  Is it, "Red Face" if they use makeup to make that guy look more like the pop culture image of a native American?


Wait, you really think they decided to cast an unknown in the lead, and THEN decided to get Depp to compensate?

That makes zero sense.
 
2013-07-03 07:07:53 PM  
Looks to me like he is just doing Jack Sparrow in war paint.
 
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