Get the Look: Johnny Depp’s Glasses

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Last Updated on March 31, 2024 by Irish Torres

Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp is rarely photographed without a stylish pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses.

One of the world’s biggest film stars, Depp is known for his portrayal of eccentric characters, such as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003-2017), Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010).

In this post, we’ll go over some of Depp’s most iconic glasses on- and off-screen and where you can get them for yourself.

What Kind of Glasses Does Johnny Depp Wear?

Johnny Depp has had vision problems since birth, but that didn’t stop him from rocking some of his most well-known prescription specs, such as:

1. Amherst – Glasses

Our Amherst eyeglasses in Carbon Black look classy and sophisticated on anyone. Made of high-quality Italian acetate, Amherst is a universally flattering frame that provides a neutral look for both men and women. This frame is also available in Havana Tortoise, Meadow Crystal, and Olive Streak.

Details like the signature diamond give the Amherst away

2. Webster – Glasses

Our Webster eyeglasses in Havana Tortoise are just the pair you need to emulate Johnny Depp’s rugged look. Made with one-of-a-kind cellulose acetate and hand-polished to a glossy finish, our Webster eyeglasses in Havana Tortoise feature a unique mosaic of brown and beige colors. 

You can get them in single-vision and progressive prescriptions for correcting single-vision problems and presbyopia.

3. Fritz – Glasse

Not a fan of solid, bold frames? Try our Fritz Eyeglasses in Tokyo Tortoise! A universally flattering round frame, Fritz is designed to suit round, oval, and square face types. 

Johnny Depp wears his pair in the classic tortoiseshell color, but our Fritz eyeglasses are also available in Black with Polished Silver if you want a sleeker look and Appaloosa Tortoise if you prefer a modern take on the tortoiseshell pattern.

What Sunglasses Does Johnny Depp Wear?

Johnny Depp also likes to rock sunglasses when he’s in public. Whether it’s to hide his expression from paparazzi, protect his eyes from the sun, or look cool, we’re not entirely sure. But we know that sunglasses are a staple part of the actor’s wardrobe.

Here are some of the sunglasses that Depp has worn over the years:

1. Amherst – Sunglasses

Our Amherst sunglasses in Carbon Black are chic, easy, and timeless. You can’t go wrong with them. Wear Amherst with an all-black ensemble for a sleek, put-together look, or pair it with a lazy outfit for a touch of style. This frame is also available in Havana Tortoise, Meadow Crystal, and Olive Streak.

The Amherst as sunglasses

2. Lowerre – Sunglasses

Our Lowerre sunglasses in Soft Brushed Gold sport one of the most iconic frames on the planet. The timelessness of this pair means you can wear it with just about anything, from well-tailored suits to rugged t-shirt and jeans combos.

Depp rocking the Lowerre

3. Waverly – Sunglasses

Our Waverly sunglasses in Dusty Rose Crystal are reminiscent of the glasses that Johnny Depp wore during his latest defamation trial. This particular colorway brings lightness to the face, while the round frame gives the face a softer, more balanced appearance.

Video: Johnny Depp’s wearing glasses in iconic movie roles

Iconic Depp Roles and Their Signature Specs

Johnny Depp has played iconic bespectacled characters across his decades-long career, including:

1. Raoul Duke: Ray-Ban Shooter

In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Johnny Depp plays Raoul Duke, a cynical Gonzo journalist who travels to Las Vegas with his lawyer for a series of psychedelic escapades. The character wears a bucket hat and a yellow-tinted Ray-Ban Shooter.

2. Dean Corso: Savile Row Beaufort Panto

Johnny Depp played New York City rare book dealer Dean Corso in the 1999 neo-noir horror thriller film The Ninth Gate. As Dean, Depp wore delicate round glasses with a gold nose bridge, much like the Beaufort Gold glasses from Savile Row.

3. Paul Kemp: Renauld Sixty-One

In the 2011 comedy-drama film The Rum Diary, Johnny Depp plays Paul Kemp, an author who hasn’t been able to sell a book. The film follows Kemp as he works freelance for a local newspaper in Puerto Rico. Depp wore Renauld Sixty-One at several points in the film.

BONUS: Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka’s larger-than-life glasses in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) are certainly a sight to behold. Huge and bulbous with blood-red lenses, the glasses are reminiscent of insects’ eyes.

In the movie, Mr. Wonka and the other characters wear these glasses as they tour his Television Room. He instructed them not to remove the glasses under any circumstances, as the light from his latest invention in the room could “burn their eyeballs right out of their skulls.”

What Glasses Does Johnny Depp Wear in Court?

During his latest defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s limited edition AM Eyewear specs caught fans’ attention. The actor purchased the frame, named Ava, while filming in Australia. He was spotted wearing it on multiple occasions during the trial. 

The Ava frame was released eight years ago, but AM Eyewear founder and designer Simon Ponnusamy said the Depp-Heard trial caused the demand to skyrocket. 

Why Does Johnny Depp Always Wear Glasses?

Johnny Depp always wears eyeglasses because he is “basically blind as a bat” in his left eye. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Depp said he has had vision problems since birth and, as a result, relies heavily on prescription eyeglasses. He is also nearsighted in his right eye.

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Does Johnny Depp Really Wear MOSCOT Brand Glasses?

There are a few claims on the internet that Johnny Depp wears MOSCOT glasses, notably from MOSCOT themselves. However, these claims are unconfirmed. It has not been verified that he wears MOSCOT glasses or another brand. Neither Depp nor his many stylists over the years have stated for the record that he wears MOSCOT glasses. He has also never been an official endorser of the brand. Some of his public endorsements include H&M, Mont Blanc, and Tom Ford, but does not include MOSCOT. It’s possible this claim is based on a rumor, and that it’s been propagated by subsequent sources as fact. There is little definitive information on the subject. Bottom line: we don’t know if Johnny Depp wears Classic Specs, MOSCOT, or, more than likely, wears multiple brands. We can only speculate based on the likeness from pictures of the actor in public.

Johnny Depp Complete Filmography in Specs

TitleRole(s)Character Wears Spectacles/Sunglasses Y/N
A Nightmare on Elm StreetGlen LantzN
Private ResortJack MarshallN
PlatoonLernerN
Cry-BabyWade “Cry-Baby” WalkerN
Edward ScissorhandsEdward ScissorhandsN
Freddy’s Dead: The Final NightmareGuy on TVN
Arizona DreamAxel BlackmarN
Benny & JoonSamN
What’s Eating Gilbert GrapeGilbert GrapeN
Ed WoodEd WoodN
Don Juan DeMarcoDon Juan DeMarcoN
Dead ManWilliam BlakeN
Nick of TimeGene WatsonY
Cannes ManHimselfY
The BraveRaphaelN
Donnie BrascoDonnie BrascoN
L.A. Without a MapJohnny Depp / William BlakeY
Fear and Loathing in Las VegasRaoul DukeY
The Ninth GateDean CorsoY
The Astronaut’s WifeCommander Spencer ArmacostN
Sleepy HollowIchabod CraneN
ChocolatRouxN
Before Night FallsBon Bon / Lieutenant VictorN
The Man Who CriedCesarN
BlowGeorge JungY
From HellFrederick AbberlineN
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlCaptain Jack SparrowN
Once Upon a Time in MexicoSandsY
Secret WindowMort RaineyY
Happily Ever AfterL’inconnuY
The LibertineJohn Wilmot, 2nd Earl of RochesterN
Finding NeverlandJ. M. BarrieN
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryWilly WonkaY
Corpse BrideVictor Van DortN
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s ChestCaptain Jack SparrowN
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndCaptain Jack SparrowN
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetSweeney ToddN
The Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusImaginarium Tony 1N
Public EnemiesJohn DillingerN
Alice in WonderlandTarrant HightoppN
The TouristFrank TupeloN
RangoRango / Lars / Raoul DukeN
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesCaptain Jack SparrowN
The Rum DiaryPaul KempY
Jack and JillHimselfY
HugoN/AN
21 Jump StreetTom HansonN
Dark ShadowsBarnabas CollinsY
The Lone RangerTontoN
Lucky ThemMatthew SmithN
TranscendenceWill CasterY
TuskGuy LapointeN
Into the WoodsThe WolfN
MortdecaiCharles MortdecaiN
Black MassWhitey BulgerY
Alice Through the Looking GlassTarrant HightoppN
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemGellert GrindelwaldN
Yoga HosersGuy LapointeN
Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The MovieDonald TrumpN
The Black GhiandolaNuclear Med TechN
Murder on the Orient ExpressEdward RatchettN
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesCaptain Jack SparrowN
Sherlock GnomesSherlock GnomesN
London FieldsChick PurchaseN
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldGellert GrindelwaldN
The ProfessorRichard BrownN
City of LiesRussell PooleN
Waiting for the BarbariansColonel JollY

Why Choose Classic Specs?

High-end glasses typically demand higher prices. Many designer brands sell their frames well beyond the $1,000 price point when lenses and add-ons are included. Superior materials and construction account for some of this price premium, including Italian acetate and features like premium barrel hinges and branded engraving.

Classic Specs boasts timeless designs that many high-profile personalities prefer. Our frames are made of high-quality Italian acetate sourced from a family-owned northern Italy factory, featuring high-end construction and branded engraving for a timeless style. These aspects rival other brands, the main difference being the price: Classic Specs frames and lenses can often be purchased for under $500. In addition, we offer a virtual try-on and an online vision test, so the process from start to finish is hassle-free (factors that celebs tend to prefer).

About Classic Specs

Classic Specs is known for its contemporary eyewear inspired by its designers’ favorite retro silhouettes. Born in Brooklyn, New York, the brand seeks to revive classic designs from every decade to create unique and iconic pieces for discerning consumers. Their frames feature high-quality craftsmanship with reinforced, stainless-steel hinges. Sourced from the famous six-generation Mazzucchelli family factory in northern Italy, Classic Specs frames are made of premium hypoallergenic cellulose acetate in unique, eye-catching chromotypes. Many lens options are available for reading glasses, distance, progressive, sunglasses, or fashion frames.