“The Lone Ranger” will ride into movie theaters on Wednesday, July 3. The Gore Verbinski-directed feature stars Armie Hammer as the title character and Johnny Depp as the Native American warrior Tonto. Depp is one of several Hollywood stars who was born in Kentucky. With that in mind, here is a closer look at Depp and four other actors with Kentucky roots:
Shannon was born in Lexington, and he received an Oscar nomination for “Revolutionary Road.”
Depp, who has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, was born in Owensboro.
Lawrence became an Oscar winner at age 22 in February. The popular actress was born in Louisville.
Ned Beatty was born in Louisville in 1937. His movie credits include “Network” and “Toy Story 3.”
This “Bridge to Terabithia” actor was born in Union. His next release is November’s “Catching Fire.”