Dig Those Designer Frames! 9 Movie Characters Who Rocked Crazy Glasses

Different – maybe even a little crazy – is cool! These 9 movie characters put on a pair of designer frames and created iconic looks. With the right designer frames, who says you can’t do the same?


Click on the name/movie title to see the character’s frames in action. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments.


1. Olive Hoover – Little Miss Sunshine 

Olive is the too-adorable-for-words protagonist in ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ If you haven’t seen the movie, we won’t spoil it (it’s an underrated Steve Carell performance!). Just know: Olive Hoover is not afraid to be her own young woman and her oversized glasses are another example.

2. Napoleon Dynamite – Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite was an instant cult classic. That’s probably mostly due to the offbeat writing and pacing of the comedy. But, it might also be Napoleon’s impeccable style! Napoleon is rocking the same frames your dad did and he is pulling. them. off. That is some quiet confidence we can all take pointers from.

3. Annelle Dupuy Desoto – Steel Magnolias

Daryl Hannah portrayed Annelle Dupuy Desoto in ‘Steel Magnolias.’ Some people hear ‘Daryl Hannah’ and think ‘bombshell.’ The way that she pulls off these quirky frames, that’s an accurate description. Finding the right pair of designer glasses can turn anyone into a bombshell!

4. Harry Potter – Harry Potter

Harry Potter’s glasses come in a close second to his signature lightning bolt scar for his defining appearance trait. Those glasses have become synonymous with everyone’s favorite wizard. Being a hero among heroes doesn’t hurt, but Harry Potter’s glasses would have gained him fans no matter what!

5. Walter Sobchak – The Big Lebowski

While Jeff Bridges gets all the accolades for his role as the titular ‘Lebowski’ (or ‘The Dude,’ if you’re into brevity), John Goodman was the proud owner of the film’s coolest pair of glasses. Yellow-gold, transparent aviator glasses gave Walter Sobchak the perfect look to match his larger-than-life attitude.

6. Professor Henry Jones – Indiana Jones

Professor Henry Jones picked frames that lived up to his name: dignified, daring, and adventurous. The elder Jones is known more for his intellect than his rope slinging, but that doesn’t mean he lacks any style. As his choice in eyewear reveals, Professor Henry Jones is the real hero.

7. Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada

The ageless Meryl Streep wears many fancy items in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ (Duh!) But, for all the designer clothes, shoes, and accessories that she sports, her glasses are arguably the best piece. Miranda Priestly is certainly not afraid of wearing what she wants and that means a style role model for the rest of us.

8. Sloan Sabbith – The Newsroom

Ok, technically, ‘The Newsroom’ is a television show. But, Sloan Sabbith’s frames were too perfect to ignore. Played by Olivia Munn, Sloan chose frames that were the best of all worlds – professional, dressed down, elegant, and a perfect fit for her face. She knocked it out of the park… or at least ‘The Newsroom’..?

9. Paul Shannon – Chain Reaction

Morgan Freeman could appear on lists of ‘Celebrities Who Look Good in Glasses’ professionally. His portrayal of Paul Shannon in ‘Chain Reaction’ is a perfect example of why the previous sentence is true. A classic style, a classic color: what more do you need?


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