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Anthony Edwards Glasses

Anthony Edwards has been famous for his wonderful performance in the Top Gun, receiving four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series. However, his taste for wearing glasses is not a halfpenny the worse than his prosper career. His signature glasses have always been the small round metal and full-rimmed ones which project a unique sense of succinctness and smartness and succeed in throwing other glasses wearers into shade.

Blake Edwards Glasses

Writer and director Blake Edwards is best known for helming the "Pink Panther" comedies of the 1960s and 1970s, but his contributions to entertainment stretch far beyond those wildly popular slapstick tales of the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. His iconic glasses are also a fascia of his personal image. Featuring rectangular semi-rimless metal frame, his brand glasses invariably impart an intelligent and academic look, inspiring a reverent spirit.

More about Anthony Edwards

Born to a well-blended family, Anthony Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, on July 19, 1962, the youngest of five children. Growing up as the son of an architect and an artist, his parents encouraged him to act at age 16, which eventually led him to attending a summer workshop in London before graduating from high school. Returning to the United States, Edwards worked in commercials, jobs that helped him pay his education at The University of Southern California, where he studied acting. However, he dropped out of college and, in that same year, he had a small role in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High, starring Sean Penn. The movie was a box office smash and Edwards was looking forward to doing more films. His first movie role was that of teen-aged "John Muldowney" in Heart Like a Wheel and his first starring role as nerdy "Gilbert Lowell", in Revenge of the Nerds.

Edwards didn't need to worry about being typecast as a socially-challenged loser. After starring in The Sure Thing and Gotcha!, he landed another big-time successful movie Top Gun, in which he played Tom Cruise's ill-fated easy-going navigator/best friend, Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw. As Cruise rode Top Gun into the Hollywood stratosphere, Edwards also found his flight to stardom, at the same time. After Top Gun, he reprised his role as Gilbert in the movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, before he starred in Summer Heat. He also starred in Mr. North, and Miracle Mile, although they weren't too successful.

Edwards began working in TV movies and continued to star in more box office movies such as Hawks, How I Got Into College, Downtown, Pet Sematary II, Landslide and Delta Heat. The '90s won Edwards his best reviews for his recurring role of the quirky "bubble man" Mike Monroe on the popular television series "Northern Exposure" . He was nominated for a Cable Ace Award in HBO's Sexual Healing, and the following year, he starred in Charlie's Ghost Story, before he played law clerk "Clint Von Hooser" in the John Grisham movie The Client. This led to his most prominent role, as easy-going charismatic physician "Dr. Mark Greene" on the very popular TV series "ER".

For his work on "ER", he was nominated for an Emmy Award four times For Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, but has never won. However, he has won a Golden Globe Award For Best Performance by an Actor-in-a-TV-Series, and was nominated four times, and also has two Screen Actor's Guild Awards. Prior to playing Dr. Greene, he also played bank breaker turned cold-blooded killer, "Dick Hickock" in the TV movie remake of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood", which was the best TV movie of the 1996-97 season. During Edwards' hiatus on "ER", he went back to the box office circuit to star and to produce the movie Don't Go Breaking My Heart, a complex movie which wasn't a big hit. Edwards, once again, returned to the set of "ER", and this time, he signed up for a salary that almost no actor could be paid, so his decision was to stay on the show for 3 more years and possibly to save the money in order to spend a lot of family time and to work on directing later.

More about Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards,July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010, was an American film director, screenwriter and producer.

Edwards' career began in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon turned to writing radio scripts at Columbia Pictures. He used his writing skills to begin producing and directing, with some of his best films including: Experiment in Terror, The Great Race, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with the British comedian Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he was also renowned for his dramatic work, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Days of Wine and Roses. His greatest successes, however, were his comedies, and most of his films were either musicals, melodramas, slapstick comedies, or thrillers.

In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.