[Gore] Verbinski, during an interview with USA Today, described Tonto as "an odd-shaman, an outcast from his own tribe, who has created his own mystical world." That description recalls "Nobody" (Gary Farmer), another unusual American Indian with his own spiritual beliefs, who traveled with Depp's meek accountant William Blake in the Jim Jarmusch film Dead Man.
Watch the trailer for Ranger and a clip from Dead Man.
Both westerns also include soundtracks by rock-stars. Jack White is behind Lone Ranger while Neil Young composed the guitar-heavy music for Dead Man.