Johnny Depp Meets Navajo Leaders as Tonto

ETonline, Monday, April 16, 2012, 2:24pm (PDT)

Entertainment Tonight.

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer held a meet-and-greet with Navajo Nation leaders on the set of The Lone Ranger, receiving special good will gifts and posing for photographs. Check 'em out above…

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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim met with the stars, along with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, and presented them with four Pendleton blankets as a good-will gesture on behalf of the Navajo Nation.

Depp "was very gracious and respectful, along with very patient with picture taking," President Shelly told ET, adding, "It was a great honor and privilege to meet Johnny Depp and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer. We are honored the movie The Lone Ranger is being filmed here on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation has beautiful landscape and we are glad it is being shared through filmmaking."

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Pictured in the three above photos: 1. Johnny Depp shakes hands with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly. 2. Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim, Armie Hammer and Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly.3. Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim, Johnny Depp shakes hands with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly.

The highly anticipated Lone Ranger is shooting on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado and is set for release May 31, 2013.

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