“Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work… Fuck that. And fuck the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I’ll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest.”
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) dir. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Who’s your favorite movie character to wear glasses?
For National Eyewear Day, here’s our tribute to our favorite bespectacled characters from Sundance Film Festival titles throughout the years. Glasses are often used as visual shorthand for the stereotype of a ‘nerd’ or ‘weirdo,’ but these characters stand out for their charm, depth, and personality. Whether near sighted or far, horn-rimmed or aviator: here’s lookin’ at you, four eyes!
Film stills courtesy of Welcome to the Dollhouse, Napoleon Dynamite, Cronies, Little Miss Sunshine, Smoke Signals, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore (Photo by Allyson Riggs), Enigma, and Waitress.
'Logan' Breakout Dafne Keen on Audition Embarrassment and Her X-23 Future
1. She comes from a film-friendly family. Keen is the daughter of British actor Will Keen (The Crown, Wolf Hall)
and Spanish actress Maria Fernandez Ache, with multiple directors and
writers in her extended family. “I remember spending entire school
holidays in rehearsing spaces, watching my mum and dad working, and
followed them around on tour or on film sets all the time,” she tells Heat Vision. “I went to see Hamlet, which
they directed about 10 times, and I always loved it. I remember I used
to listen to the actors rehearsing and try to remember all their lines
while I played with the color filters they put in the lights.” From her
parents, she says, she’s learned about “being truthful, and the most
important thing being telling the story, and all working together for
the same thing. I love that.” (x)