Johnny Depp has got some serious acting chops — there’s no doubt about that. But he also clearly loves diving into characters and fully committing to them, and he seems to have fun doing so. Why else would he have been in four Pirates of the Caribnean films? He’s also worn some other notable costumes, including in Edward Scissorhands, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
One of his upcoming films, a modern adaptation of The Lone Ranger, puts him in one of his wildest outfits yet. As Tonto, the Native American sidekick to the title character (played by The Social Network’s Armie Hammer), he’ll barely be recognizable in face paint and a bird hat.
That’s right — it’s a hat made out of a bird.
IndieWire has just posted some of the first pictures of the duo in character, and despite what you might think, it actually looks like a fun and action-packed romp across the Wild West. Gore Verbinski is directing, and as the man responsible for most of the Pirates trilogy, as well as last year’s Rango, he has plenty of experience getting the best possible performance out of Johnny Depp — no matter what outfit he’s wearing.