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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Biography

British film actor who became recognized to American audiences because the protagonist within the 2010 action-comedy Kick-Ass and its own 2013 sequel, Kick-Ass 2. He made an appearance as Quicksilver within the 2015 blockbuster Avengers: Age group of Ultron. He earned a Golden World for his assisting role within the 2016 film Nocturnal Pets. He first started acting as a kid, landing a job as Macduff’s boy in Macbeth. He portrays John Lennon in this year’s 2009 English film Nowhere Boy, which tells the storyplot of Lennon’s past due teenage years. He wedded movie director Sam Taylor-Wood in 2012, as well as the couple got two daughters. He was solid in Kick-Ass with Nicolas Cage.

Quick Facts


Full Name Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Date Of Birth June 13, 1990
Died August 22, 1958, Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Place Of Birth High Wycombe, England
Height 1.8 m, 1.8 m, 1.84 m
Weight 70 kg
Profession Movie Actor
Education Goldsmiths, University of London, Kansas School For the Deaf
Nationality British, British, Icelandic, American
Spouse Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sam Taylor-Johnson
Children Wylda Rae Johnson, Romy Hero Johnson, Wylda Rae Johnson, Romy Hero Johnson
Parents Sarah Johnson, Robert Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Robert Johnson, Johann Gislason, Helga Gudmondsdottir
Siblings Gemma Johnson, Gemma Johnson
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Empire Award for Best Newcomer, Glamour Award for Man of The Year, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Empire Award for Best Newcomer, Glamour Award for Man of The Year
Nominations BAFTA Rising Star Award, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Empire Award for Best Actor, British Comedy Award for the Best British Comedy Performance in Film, BAFTA Rising Star Award, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Empire Award for Best Actor, British Comedy Award for the Best British Comedy Performance in Film
Movies Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kick-Ass, Godzilla, Nocturnal Animals, Anna Karenina, Nowhere Boy, Kick-Ass 2, Savages, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Shanghai Knights, Albert Nobbs, The Illusionist, Tom & Thomas, Chatroom, The Thief Lord, The Greatest, Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, The Wall, Dummy, The Apocalypse, The Magic Door, Secrets In The Snow, Behind Closed Doors, Feather Boy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kick-Ass, Godzilla, Nocturnal Animals, Anna Karenina, Nowhere Boy, Kick-Ass 2, Savages, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Shanghai Knights, Albert Nobbs, The Illusionist, Tom & Thomas, Chatroom, The Thief Lord, The Greatest, Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, The Wall, Dummy, The Magic Door, The Apocalypse, Secrets In The Snow, Behind Closed Doors, Feather Boy
TV Shows Nearly Famous, Behind Closed Doors, Talk to Me, Nearly Famous, Talk to Me
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Has portrayed two different superhero characters, the title character in Kick-Ass (2010) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and the Marvel comic book hero Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
2Was offered the role of Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in the Matthew Vaughn-directed movie Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), but turned it down. Taron Egerton was cast in the role instead, in his first ever feature film.
3Shares the role of Quicksilver with his Kick-Ass (2010) co-star Evan Peters.
4Worked with Elizabeth Olsen on three different films in two years - Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Godzilla (2014), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
5He is of English-Russian Jewish descent.
6Stepfather of Angelica Jopling and Jessie Jopling.
7Brother-in-law of Kristian Taylor-Wood.
8Second husband of Sam Taylor-Johnson.
9Good friends with Imogen Poots.
10Became a father for the 2nd time at age 21 when his fiancée [now wife] Sam Taylor-Johnson gave birth to their daughter Romy Hero Johnson on 18 January 2012.
11He named his five favorite films as Pulp Fiction (1994), Fight Club (1999), Apocalypse Now (1979), Boogie Nights (1997) and The Big Lebowski (1998).
12Became a father for the 1st time at age 20 when his fiancée [now wife] Sam Taylor-Johnson gave birth to their daughter Wylda Rae Johnson on 7 July 2010.
13Was in consideration for the role of Jack in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), but Nicholas Hoult was cast instead.
14His favourite actor is Daniel Day-Lewis.
15Was in consideration for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), but Andrew Garfield was cast instead.
16His father is a civil engineer and his mother is a housewife.
17Confirmed that fiancée Sam Taylor-Johnson is pregnant with their first child together (7 January 2010).
18Announced his engagement to Sam Taylor-Johnson, having been in a relationship with her since May 2009 after meeting on the set of Nowhere Boy (2009) (31 October 2009).
19His elder sister Gemma Johnson appeared as an extra in Tom & Thomas (2002).
20Attended the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe between 1996 and 2008, where he was tutored in drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics and singing.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wall2017/IIcompleted
Nocturnal Animals2016Ray Marcus
Avengers: Age of Ultron2015Pietro Maximoff Quicksilver
Family Guy2014TV SeriesJaidan
Godzilla2014Ford Brody
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2014Pietro Maximoff (uncredited)
Kick-Ass 22013Dave Lizewski Kick-Ass
Anna Karenina2012/IVronsky
Savages: The Interrogations2012Video shortBen (as Aaron Johnson)
Savages2012Ben (as Aaron Johnson)
Albert Nobbs2011Joe (as Aaron Johnson)
Chatroom2010William (as Aaron Johnson)
Kick-Ass: The Game2010Video GameKick-Ass (voice, as Aaron Johnson)
Kick-Ass2010Dave Lizewski Kick-Ass (as Aaron Johnson)
Nowhere Boy2009John (as Aaron Johnson)
The Greatest2009Bennett Brewer (as Aaron Johnson)
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging2008Robbie (as Aaron Johnson)
Dummy2008Danny (as Aaron Johnson)
Nearly Famous2007TV SeriesOwen Stephens
Talk to Me2007TV SeriesAaron
Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars2007TV MovieFinch (as Aaron Johnson)
The Magic Door2007VideoFlip (as Aaron Johnson)
Coming Up2007TV SeriesEoin
I Shouldn't Be Alive2006TV Series documentaryMark
Fast Learners2006ShortNeil (as Aaron Johnson)
Casualty2006TV SeriesJoey Byrne
The Best Man2006/ITV MovieMichael - aged 15 (as Aaron Johnson)
The Illusionist2006Young Eisenheim (as Aaron Johnson)
The Thief Lord2006Prosper (as Aaron Johnson)
Dead Cool2004George (as Aaron Johnson)
Feather Boy2004TV SeriesNiker
Family Business2004TV SeriesPaul Sullivan
The Bill2003TV SeriesZac Clough
Behind Closed Doors2003TV MovieSam Goodwin (as Aaron Johnson)
Shanghai Knights2003Charlie (as Aaron Johnson)
Tom & Thomas2002Tom Thomas (as Aaron Johnson)
Armadillo2001TV SeriesYoung Lorimer Black (as Aaron Johnson)
The Apocalypse2000TV MovieJohanan (as Aaron Johnson)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nowhere Boy2009musician: vocals & guitar - as Aaron Johnson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nowhere Boy2009performer: "Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear", "That'll Be the Day", "Blue Moon" - as Aaron Johnson

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHimself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards2017TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Avengers: Age of Ultron - From the Inside Out: Making of Avengers - Age of Ultron2015Video documentary shortHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Godzilla: Force of Nature2014Video documentary shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Comic-Con All Access 20132013TV MovieHimself
Anna Karenina: A Story of Epic Love2013Video documentary shortHimself
Keira Knightley: Becoming Anna2013Video documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV SpecialHimself (as Aaron Johnson)
National Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself (as Aaron Johnson)
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Boogie2010TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times2010TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Xposé2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Double Cool with Knobs On: The Making of 'Angus Thongs'2008Video documentary shortHimself (as Aaron Johnson)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast2016TV SeriesHimself - Actor 'Nocturnal Animals'
Lego Marvel's Avengers2016Video GameQuicksilver
No Sleep TV32015TV SeriesKick Ass

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalNocturnal Animals (2016)
2010Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest NewcomerNowhere Boy (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorNocturnal Animals (2016)
2013EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or SeductionAnna Karenina (2012)· Keira Knightley
2011Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2011Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorKick-Ass (2010)
2010British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest British Comedy Performance in FilmKick-Ass (2010)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsYoung British Performer of the YearNowhere Boy (2009)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest SuperheroKick-Ass (2010)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBreakout Performance - MaleKick-Ass (2010)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Fantasy ActorKick-Ass (2010)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Breakout MaleKick-Ass (2010)
2009British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorNowhere Boy (2009)


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#Quote
1[on his facial hair being compared to that of a Hasidic Jew] That was nice because I have really curly hair and also I'm Jewish.
2[on the impressive physicality of co-star Chris Hemsworth] You look around the room and the only one who has an essentially otherworldly superhero physique is Chris Hemsworth. The size of his arms is like the size of my thighs. Just to be an actor and transform your physique and body to that level, essentially he's a God, and he's 6 foot 4, but he's such a great guy. Everyone is charming and brilliant, and a lot of fun, but you look around the room and you go 'well that guy is definitely the superhero'.
3[on his costume for the Avengers] Because it's so early on [in the character development], I'm more of a civilian, more like Eastern European traveler picking up clothes as we go along. The way that we've designed picking out the costumes is with that thought in mind. Some of the things I wear is a lot more sporty, long-sleeve, a cycle top, compression T-shirts and things like that, to show that kind of physique and get a sense and idea of it.
4I don't marry myself into any genre. I ride on the back of the filmmaker and the character. I have to feel that character. I have to believe that character.
5I was always told at school that you had to have a back-up plan, but all I ever wanted to do was act. There was no plan B for me.
6I get on fine with my mum and dad, but if they want to see the grandchildren, they come to me.


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