Johnny Depp rode into the 'wild' West End of London for The Lone Ranger premiere.
Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp plays Tonto, the Native American partner to co-star Armie Hammer's cowboy, John Reid.
Depp said: "It's always upset me: the idea of Tonto the Indian sidekick to the white man - the idea of the red man as lesser than the white man always bothered me.
"I felt a responsibility to portray the Native Americans as the dignified great nation of warriors they are but also a responsibility to entertain and make people laugh so that was a tightrope."
In the film Tonto tells the tale of what transformed John Reid from a man of the law into a legend of justice.
The Social Network actor Hammer takes his first leading role in The Lone Ranger. He said: "It was the greatest experience of my life."
Depp, 50 and Hammer, 26 were accompanied at the Odeon Leicester Square premiere by Silver the horse - who joined the stars on the red carpet - the film's other stars Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson and Harry Treadaway, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
The Lone Ranger is released in cinemas on 9 August.
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