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Johnny Depp | 'The Lone Ranger'

Johnny Depp says he had a mishap while riding a horse during filming of "The Lone Ranger" that could have left him "horrifically mangled," but he lived to tell the tale. The actor told his side of the equine story on "Late Show With David Letterman" in February 2013. "The horse was unaware that the saddle I was wearing to sit on top of it was jury-rigged, kind of faked ... to give the effect that I'm riding bareback," he said. "So basically it's not very tight on the horse. So when we came down, the saddle slipped and I went to the left and had the reins here and somehow had the wherewithal to grab the mane of the horse. All very calm for some reason, I figured that fear would kick in but it didn't. I was waiting," he said with a laugh. The horse dragged him for about 25 yards, but only clipped him with its back legs, and Depp was just a bit sore after the whole thing. MORE: Johnny Depp recounts brush with death on 'Lone Ranger' setJeffrey R. Staab / Associated Press
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