Johnny Depp Saved by Stunt Horse on the Set of ‘The Lone Ranger’

The actor takes a violent fall that nearly claims his life while filming a scene for this upcoming Walt Disney Western adventure.

Johnny Depp nearly killed in The Lone Ranger horse stunt gone wrong
Johnny Depp nearly killed in The Lone Ranger horse stunt gone wrong
We've gotten an update from the set of The Lone Ranger in New Mexico, where star Johnny Depp, who plays Tonto in the film, took a violent tumble off his stunt horse during one of the Western's more intense moments of action.

According to the actor himself, it was his horse, Scout, that actually saved his life, allowing Depp to walk away from the accident bruised and battered, but not seriously injured.

"I'm lucky to be here. I've done a number of films on horseback and I've taken a couple of spills but this was a violent one. I had a good relationship with the horse, which was named Scout, and when I look at the tape I can see that Scout saved my life. I went down badly and I was dragged for 25 yards and in the end the horse just jumped over me and clipped me with his back legs."

Shooting resumed shortly after the incident. Johnny Depp can next be seen on screen this Friday in the horror comedy Dark Shadows.

The Lone Ranger was released July 3rd, 2013 and stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Bryant Prince. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski.

Sources: The Province

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Comments (9)

  1. Michael Johnson

    His movie insurance premium just went up :P

    3 years agoby @Michael-Johnson-71524429Flag

  2. Diaigma

    And to think I know exactly what that feels like. Glad he's alright :)

    3 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Thank G_d he is ok!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. mikehd

    thank he's ok

    3 years agoby @mikehdFlag

  5. artkid04

    close call

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  6. Sean

    @supermanvenom Yes, indeed.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    This is the year of horses apparently

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. SherlockHolmes2009

    Theres alot of fans thanking Scout for saving Depps life

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  9. supermanvenom

    Wow lucky guy. Good that he's safe he's an awesome actor.

    3 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

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