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Take a look at some of our favorite eye patch-wearing characters

1 of 17 United Artists

Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise), Valkyrie

Reason for Eye Patch: According to the movie, he is injured during an attack in Tunisia during World War II. His injuries resulted in the loss of his eye, right hand and two fingers on his left hand.
2 of 17 Miramax/Kobal Collection

Elle Driver (Darryl Hannah), Kill Bill

Reason for Eye Patch: After disrespecting her martial arts tutor, Pai Mei, her eye was plucked out.
3 of 17 Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Steve "Patch" Johnson (Stephen Nichols), Days of our Lives

Reason for Eye Patch: He lost his eye in a knife fight when he and and best friend Bo Brady were competing for the same woman. Though he received a glass eye for a short time, it was eventually broken, and he resumed wearing the patch.
4 of 17 Danny Feld/ABC

Lilly Charles (Swoosie Kurtz), Pushing Daisies

Reason for Eye Patch: She lost her eye while cleaning her cat's litter box.
5 of 17 Paramount Pictures


Commander Francesca "Franky" Cook (Angelina Jolie), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Reason for Eye Patch: Unknown
6 of 17 Melinda Sue Gordon/New Line

Number Two (Robert Wagner), The Austin Powers Trilogy

Reason for Eye Patch: His character is an homage to the James Bond villain in Thunderball. It is believed that he can actually see with his covered eye, as the patch is rigged with X-ray vision in the first film.
7 of 17 Walt Disney Pictures

Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook), The Pirates of Caribbean Trilogy

Reason for Eye Patch: His oft-misplaced wooden eye was actually Captain Barbossa's "Piece of Eight," used to free Calypso in Dead Man's Chest. Once it was used, Ragetti dons the eye patch to cover his empty eye socket. Argh!
8 of 17 Carole Segal/Sci Fi Channel

Colonel Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan), Battlestar Galactica

Reason for Eye Patch: His eye was ripped out by the Cylons while he was being interrogated and tortured for committing crimes of terrorism against them.
9 of 17 Warner Bros.


Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody (Brendan Gleeson), The Harry Potter Series Reason for Eye Patch: He lost his eye in the First Wizarding War, and replaced it with a magical eye.
10 of 17 Kobal Collection

Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), Escape from New York

Reason for Eye Patch: Though never noted in the movie, the novelization of the film offers a backstory that sees Snake lose his eye in the Battle for Leningrad in World War III.
11 of 17 Mario Perez/ABC

Mikhail Bakunin (Andrew Divoff), Lost

Reason for Eye Patch: Unknown. Perhaps he lost his eye fighting with the Soviets in Afghanistan (though his history could be a lie) or when "purging" the DHARMA initiative from the island with the rest of the Others.
12 of 17 Warner Home Video

One-Eyed Willie, Goonies

Reason for Eye Patch: He was born with only one eye socket.
13 of 17 Buena Vista Pictures/Everett Collection


Daniel "Big Dan" Teague (John Goodman), O Brother Where Art Thou? Reason for Eye Patch: Unknown, but we have to give props to the Coen Brothers for working in The Odyssey's Cyclops so creatively.
14 of 17 HBO

Vernon Schillinger (J.K Simmons), Oz

Reason for Eye Patch: Glass flies into his eye after another prisoner shatters the door to his cell.
15 of 17 Spelling Entertainment/Everett Collection

Nadine Hurley (Wendy Robie), Twin Peaks

Reason for Eye Patch: She lost her eye during a hunting accident on her honeymoon with Big Ed.
16 of 17 Everett Collection

Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), Thunderball

Reason for Eye Patch: Unknown
17 of 17 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection

Steve the Pirate (Alan Tudyk), Dodgeball

Reason for Eye Patch: Just part of his pirate getup, since he is, in fact, not a pirate at all.