Oscar Nominated James Franco Sunglasses in 127 Hours

Being the big movie fans we are here at SelectSpecs, we were pretty excited to see the full list of Oscar nominations for 2011, which were released yesterday.

It’s great to see that one of our films of the year – 127 Hours has picked up 6 nominations including a well deserved Best Actor nod for James Franco who has really put himself in the limelight with his brilliant yet lonely performance as Aron Ralston in this true story directed by the Oscar winning director of Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle.

James Franco (on the left) plays the adventurous risk-taker Aron Ralston (on the right) who can be seen here on one of his many climbs wearing Snow Goggles by Smith Optics.

James Franco can be seen wearing sunglasses during several scenes in the movie including this early scene below where he takes a tumble from his mountain bike in Blue John Canyon, Utah, USA.  It’s very likely that the sunglasses worn by Franco in the film are the same model worn by the real Aron Ralston at the time – such is the attention to detail in this film.  Unfortunately its very hard to tell what model they are from the footage we have, so if anyone can help ID these sunglasses, please let us know in the comments below.


The sunglasses seen in the shot below seem to have lenses suitable for High Altitudes with Infrared protection, much like some of the models provided by brands such as Cébé, Bolle, Rudy Project or Oakley, but again, its very hard to precisely ID these sunglasses too.


James Franco Wears Ray-Ban Sunglasses

James Franco wears Ray-Ban RB4125 Sunglasses

In real life James Franco has been spotted wearing these Ray-Ban RB4125 Cats 5000 plastic Aviator sunglasses in colour 601/32 with a graduated tint (above).

James Franco in Ray-Ban RB2140 Wayfarer Sunglasses

James is also seen wearing the ever-popular Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer as above.

James Franco in Prescription Glasses

James Franco in Howl

James Franco can be seen wearing slightly nerdy looking glasses in the recent film Howl – a biopic in which he plays the writer/poet Allen Ginsberg.  Interestingly the nerdy look has been making a bit of a comeback recently with these styles of glasses being worn by many including high profile celebrities such as Johnny Depp.

James Franco in Glasses - Green Goblin in Spider-Man

James was also seen in these low-profile wire framed prescription glasses in the Spider-Man movies.


See the trailer for 127 Hours below…

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Chris (SelectSpecs)

Chris is the Web Content Manager for SelectSpecs.com and usually blogs about new product releases, celebrity eyewear or the latest movie releases. He also runs the Sport Glasses and Movie Glasses sites as well as his own personal Movie Blog just for fun.

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