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More than a sidekick

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As 'The Lone Ranger' saddles up, we salute cinema's worthiest second bananasBy Danny MillerSpecial to MSN MoviesIn the new film version of "The Lone Ranger," Johnny Depp redefines Tonto, a classic sidekick in the original radio and TV series but portrayed here as a Native American spirit warrior who helps turn John Reid (Armie Hammer) into the masked legend. Tonto plays an equally important role in the duo's efforts to bring justice to the Old West. Let's take a look at other movie sidekicks who bring a lot more than exposition or comic relief to their on-screen colleagues.Bing: More on 'The Lone Ranger' | More on Johnny DeppWho's your favorite movie sidekick? Tell us at MSN Movies on Facebook and Twitter. "The Lone Ranger" is out in theaters July 3.(Walt Disney Pictures)
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