October 10, 2018 5 min read
Johnny Depp is always admired for his versatility and passion as seen through his television appearances and most especially in his iconic movies. Johnny Depp has worked on a number of films, transforming himself to perfectly embody each and every character that he takes. Starting from his groundbreaking role on Tim Buston’s classic TV series 21 Jump Street as Officer Tom Hanson, to Alice in the Wonderland as Mad Hatter, to Captain Jack Sparrow in the box office hit fantasy series Pirates of the Caribbean, to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Willy Wonka, and list goes on and on. He is not afraid to take on challenging roles and has successfully made a name for himself. Every Johnny Depp movie is always expected to be unique, witty, a risk-taker, and ahead of the curve. He has played funny, mysterious, spooky, and romantic. No wonder why everybody loves him!
Aside from his works and undeniable charisma, what we love the most is the fact that, through all his memorable roles, we have always seen him wearing glasses! Johnny Depp in glasses has been a key look to the characters he played in his movies. His choice for eyeglasses were as bold and risky as his characters were. Here are a few of the many faces of Johnny Depp in glasses.
Johnny Depp in Nick of Time
Released in 1995, Johnny Depp wore classic vintage round eyeglasses in the thriller Nick of Time where he played Gene Watson, a widowed accountant facing deadly schemes and races against time to save his daughter. His clear round eyeglasses perfectly accentuated his masculine facial features and helped achieve a nerdy office look for his character.
Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
This all time favorite movie starring Johnny Depp is surely one for the books! He definitely deserved a standing ovation for his crazy antics and brilliant performance. This hilarious movie revolves around a psychopath lawyer Dr. Gonzo and Johnny Depp as an oddball journalist in a pair of classic Ray-Ban RB 3138 Shooter Aviator sunglasses as they take on a crazy level of wackiness while traveling to Las Vegas across the Nevada desert high on drugs (definitely not a movie for the kids!). These unique vintage aviator sunglasses feature a small ring in the center between the lenses for more accurate target shooting, hence the model name Shooter. Now tell me, how many times have you seen someone wear sunglass like these?
Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow is Tim Burton’s American Gothic supernatural movie released in 1999 starring Johnny Depp. This chilling movie is surely perfect for a Halloween night movie marathon. The story follows Johnny Depp as an unconventional New York police officer named Ichabod Crane as he investigates a series of murders by a mysterious headless horseman in Sleepy Hollow Village. Johnny Depp wearing steampunk eyewear became really famous for its spooky and one-of-a-kind design. This crazy eyewear features clunky spectacles designed to realize director Burton’s eccentric vision to create a 1799 set and regard the functional inventions of that era. Julbo’s 010 Vermont Classic is the closest resemblance of the eyewear to date.
As crazy as the visual set, this movie has won many awards including an Oscar for best in art direction. The famous eyewear was said to contribute to its success as it perfectly represented Johnny Depp’s futuristic character who is geeky, unconventional, and goes against the norm doing everything in his own ways.
Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Johnny Depp’s goggle glasses were as famous as this children’s favorite movie itself. Johnny Depp played as an unusual candy maker and chocolate factory owner named Willy Wonka. Fun fact, Johnny admitted his source of inspiration for his Willy Wonka look and surprisingly, it was based on Vogue Magazine editor Ana Wintour. Johnny Depp was absolutely in character with an exaggerated bob cut and over the top round eyeglasses inspired by the Prada sunglasses. These bold and oversized round sunglasses definitely created a signature look which has been considered as one of his craziest eyewear selections amongst his movies to date.
Those are only a few of Johnny Depp’s sunglasses as seen in his movies. A few more of his notable eyewear appearances in movies include Dark Shadows (2007), Public Enemy (2009), The Tourist (2010), Transcendence (2014) and a whole lot more!
While Johnny Depp went crazy with his eyewear in his movies, from big white round sunglasses to totally out of this world steam punk binocular inspired glasses, he keeps his eyeglasses in real life classic, simple, and quintessential like his personality. Due to his eye conditions, Johnny Depp has been known to wear eyeglasses and rocks them in public. Johnny Depp is known for his love for round glasses with a keyhole bridge, a detail that gives off a classic vintage vibe with a modern appeal. We always spot him wearing this iconic pair of Lemtosh - roundish tortoise-shell specs from Moscot - on red carpets, magazines, and tabloid covers.
Round glasses like the Lemtosh Moscot are ideal for masculine and more angular face shapes like Johnny Depp’s. The soft round lines of this glasses help balance and smooth out sharp and prominent facial features like the jawline. Johnny Depp and his specs are like a match made in heaven, as this small round framed eyeglass is an accessory as versatile as the actor himself. Whether he’s going for a casual errand to the mall, or even to a fancy event, this pair of eyeglasses could never go wrong with any combination of clothes for both man and woman.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand, Moscot it is one of New York’s oldest eyewear brands founded in 1915. As they say, Moscot has framed New York City LITERALLY as their frames have been widely used by big names in different industries for decades, from Truman Capote, Buddy Holly and now Johnny Depp. Like Lemtosh, all of their designs have a retro style that transcends time. A classic vintage look that is always in style regardless of the trend, time and age. But despite its classic feel, they’ve always added new textures, prints, and details to appeal to a wider audience. Moscot eyewear is not only a hit among classic eyewear lovers, but it is also a hit among hipsters, free-souls, and people who are into funky, retro, and vintage looks like the famous Johnny Depp bohemian fashion.
Opt for a less prominent round frame like Johnny Depp with Moscot Lemtosh. This subtle round frame allows you to rock the "Johnny Depp in glasses" signature look without being too invasive. Whether you are a man or a woman, you can definitely play around and take your spin on the famous "Johnny Depp in glasses" look with your own style.
A big fan of Johnny Depp? Then surely, you have seen him in these different eyewears pieces. Which one was your favorite? His style has definitely evolved throughout the years but there’s only one thing that he never changed, his pair of go-to Lemtosh eyeglasses! If you’re looking for the exact same eyewear of the "Johnny Depp in glasses" look, check out Moscot Lemtosh in tortoise here. They are also available as sunglasses here!
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