There are many classic sunglasses in the movies. You can think of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Reservoir Dogs, or The Hangover without the ubiquitous sunglasses to complete the look. Hollywood has a love affair with hot shades, and they love no other brand like Ray Ban. This caveman loves his Ray Bans and once you check out these classic film looks, you’ll see why!
Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses as worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun
Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, wears Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses in the 1986 movie Top Gun. Similar sunglasses were also used by other characters in the film.
The exact color of the Ray Ban sunglasses that Tom Cruise is wearing is unknown, but it was probably a gold frame, with grey / green lenses.
According to Time magazine, Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses sales jumped 40%, due to their appearance in Top Gun.
Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses as worn by Tom Cruise in Risky Business
Tom Cruise was partly responsible for the Ray Ban revival in the 80s, because he sported a pair of black Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses in the 1983 movie Risky Business. The popular sunglasses can be seen in the movie as well as on the movie poster.
The modern Ray-Ban Wayfarer has the Ray Ban logo on the sides and written on the lens, but the ones worn by Tom Cruise do not have the text “Ray-Ban” on the side of the temples or or on the lens, and instead have a similar chrome ‘diamond’ on the front as well as on the sides.
Ray Ban Predator Sunglasses as worn by Will Smith in Men in Black
In the movie Men in Black, Will Smith wears Ray Ban Predator sunglasses. These Ray Ban wrap frames can be seen in the movie, on the posters and are even mentioned in the Men in Black title song by Will Smith, as he sings “the black suits with the black Ray-Bans on”.
Tommy Lee Jones wears the same sunglasses in this film, and in the sequel Men in Black II. Ray Ban reported a huge increase in sales of these glasses due to the popularity of the movie.