I few weeks ago, I expressed how a pair of rolled-up sleeves make any guy more attractive. This time I'm expressing my love for the more hit-or-miss attraction-builder glasses. In any case, it certainly makes a hot guy hotter or a dumb guy smarter, which is an overwhelming win for everyone. Here are some good examples:
1. Rodrigo Santoro as Karl in Love Actually (2003). No explanation needed.
2. Sendhil Ramamurthy as Dr. Mohinder Suresh on Heroes. In one of the many episodes that deal with a potential future, my TV lover Mohinder sports a more grown out beard in addition to some fetching professorial glasses when he consults the President.
3. Alec Baldwin as Adam Maitland in Beetle Juice (1988). Not only is young Alec quite a looker, he seems unsuspectedingly everyman with these glasses. Adorable.
4. Takeshi Kaneshiro as Lin Jian-dong in Perhaps Love (2005) is the highlight of the movie. I have no idea what is going on for at least half of the movie, but Mr. Kaneshiro in the mid-nineties flashbacks in those big glasses is the best thing that could happen.
5. Speaking of mid-nineties glasses, Harrison rocks a pair as Linus Larrabee in Sabrina (1995). I think they were trying to make him appear more serious and less attractive, but in conjunction with Mr. Ford's regular use of a bow tie in the film, it just makes him more lovable.
6. Matthew McConaughey as Steve in The Wedding Planner (2001) is the best example of glasses making a guy look smart. While M-squared is still slightly smarmy in this movie, this is the only movie I've ever been attracted to him, and I think it has everything to do with those glasses.