Johnny Depp’s Sunglasses
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Johnny Depp’s Sunglasses

What Sunglasses Does Johnny Depp Wear? –

Depp is truly a rare talent and personality. Saying the name can conjur up many different images throughout his long and versatile career. Many of those images include striking glasses. Depp is one of those actors who makes every look iconic, down to the glasses.

Depp’s sunglasses on and off the screen speak volumes to his characters as an actor, as well as his personal style.

Why Does Johnny Depp Always Wear Sunglasses?

Depp has often been seen wearing glasses, both off the screen and in many of his films. So, why does Johnny Depp wear glasses? He has commented on being “basically blind as a bat” in his left eye, and is dependent on prescription lenses.

Some other likely reasons Depp is almost always seen in shades are:

Protection from the sun: Sun lenses protect the eyes from harmful UV rays, and Depp may wear them to protect his eyes and reduce glare while outdoors.

Personal style: Depp is known for his unique sense of style and fashion, and glasses are a key part of his overall look.

Privacy: As a high-profile celebrity, Depp may wear shades or glasses to avoid being recognized in public or to maintain some level of privacy.

Johnny Depp’s Sunglasses

How do so many styles of glasses look so good on Johnny Depp? For starters, Johnny knows how to choose sunglasses according to face shape and compliment his features. Have you wondered what glasses styles Depp wears?

Johnny Depp Wearing Original Pilot 


Depp wears American Optical glasses in his personal life, including during various public appearances and events.

He seems to prefer the Original Pilot eyeglasses, a classic aviator style with a timeless and versatile look that suits many different outfits and occasions.

He even has some Original Pilot eyeglasses with custom blue tinted lenses, adding his own flair and style.

Johnny Depp Wearing Rayban Sunglasses in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

johnny depp aviator sunglasses

Universal Pictures

In the movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” Johnny Depp wears a bold pair of red-tinted aviator frames believed to be a vintage pair of Ray-Ban Shooter aviators.

This pair of eyewear has become iconic and is often associated with the character of Raoul Duke, whom Johnny Depp portrays in the film.

Johnny Depp Sunglasses in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

johnny depp shades

Warner Bros. Pictures

In the latest movie version of the classic story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Johnny Depp played Willy Wonka and wore a bold white pair of Prada eyewear.

The look for Depp’s Wonka has an unlikely inspiration – Anna Wintour – down to the details of the haircut.

This part of his costume as Willy Wonka helps to create the eccentric and whimsical look of the character.

Johnny Depp’s Sunglasses in Blow

johnny depp sunglasses brand

New Line Cinema

In the movie “Blow,” Johnny Depp wears a very distinctive vintage pair of shades from the 1970’s made by Cool Ray.

The eyewear worn by Johnny Depp in “Blow,” along with the rest of his costumming, helps to create the flashy and stylish look of his character, drug trafficker George Jung.

Johnny Depp Sunglasses in Dark Shadows

johnny depp tinted sunglasses

Warner Bros. Pictures

In the movie “Dark Shadows,” Johnny Depp wears a pair of black, square frames with gray lenses. The very unique eyewear style was custom-made specifically for the movie.

The eyeglasses are part of the costume for his portrayal of Barnabas Collins, a vampire who awakens from a 200-year slumber in the late 1960s.

They help to create the mysterious and stylish look of the vampire and add to the overall retro aesthetic of the movie.

Johnny Depp Wearing Moscot Lemtosh

why does johnny depp wear sunglasses

Johnny Depp has been seen wearing the Moscot Lemtosh on several occasions, both on and off screen. The Moscot Lemtosh is a classic style with a distinctive keyhole bridge and thick, round frames, and it looks great on him.

They seem to be one of his preferred styles, and they suit his vintage and eclectic fashion sense.

Johnny Depp Wearing Sunglasses in Court

johnny depp with sunglasses

Johnny Depp has worn various glasses during his court appearances, but one style he was photographed in was made by the Australian brand AM Eyewear. The style is called AVA and Depp wore it in the distinctive mellow yellow color.

Following the publicity around the trial, the limited edition style was being sold on Ebay for thousands of dollars.

It’s worth noting that wearing sunglasses in court is not always allowed and can depend on the judge’s discretion.


Part of the fun of seeing Depp take on a new role is seeing how he embodies the look. If you’re a Johnny Depp fan, you’ve surely noticed many of these sunglasses over the years.

Do you have a favorite? Of course, we’re partial to the American Optical Original Pilot.

Have any questions about how to make the Original Pilot look all your own, please contact us.

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