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Cowboy role is a dream for Hammer

Armie Hammer has revealed his role in The Lone Ranger is "incredible".

The J Edgar star has completed his first week in Gore Verbinski's big screen remake, where he is portraying the legendary masked man opposite Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

"I feel like a little kid playing cowboy, like when I was six years old. If the next seven months are like this first week, I'm the luckiest actor in the entire world," he told The Playlist.

Armie - who next stars as Prince Charming in Mirror Mirror - admitted he's happy to leave the spotlight on his co-star.

"Let's be honest - when Johnny Depp walks in the room, everyone's excited to see him. There's no mincing words about that, and it's a great pressure-relief," he said.

The 25-year-old actor, who portrayed the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, said the film is about the bromance between John Reid, also known as the Lone Ranger, and Tonto.

"More than anything else, this is a fantastic adventure and a buddy comedy. It's more about the relationship between Tonto and the Lone Ranger, and the way they help each other," added Armie.

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