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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English actor known for his roles in films like ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ He is known for his eccentricity and breaking societal norms by marrying a director 24 years his senior. Despite his success in the film industry, Aaron’s priority is his family. He started acting while in school but kept it a secret due to fear of negative reactions. Aaron’s background in gymnastics and dance has helped him excel in fight scenes, particularly in his ‘Kick-Ass’ movies. He has a deep admiration for actors Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Quick Facts

  • British Celebrities Born In June
  • Also Known As: Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson
  • Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Sam Taylor-Johnson (m. 2012)
    • Father: Robert Johnson
    • Mother: Sarah Johnson
    • Siblings: Gemma Johnson
    • Children: Romy Hero Johnson, Wylda Rae Johnson
  • Born Country: England
  • Actors
  • British Men
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm), 5’11” Males
  • More Facts:
    • Education: Jackie Palmer Stage School, Holmer Green Senior School

Childhood & Early Life

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was born Aaron Perry Johnson on June 13, 1990, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Johnson has an English, Russian, and Jewish ancestry. His family consists of his father Robert Johnson, a civil engineer by profession, mother Sarah Johnson, a housemaker, and sister Gemma Johnson. In Aaron’s own words, “I grew up in a pretty rubbish area outside of London.” His statement indicates that he did not have a luxurious childhood. He attended ‘Holmer Green Senior School.’ He also went to ‘Jackie Palmer Stage School’ in High Wycombe (1996 to 2008) where he learnt drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics, and singing. Aaron found his calling very early in life and began working from the age of six. He performed in plays like ‘Macbeth’ at the Queen’s theatre in London, and ‘All My Sons’ at the age of 10. Apart from working in theater, Aaron also did many commercials before signing his first film ‘Tom & Thomas’ in 2002, at the age of 12. He also did a lot of television work. He became part of series like ‘The Bill’ and ‘Casualty.’ The actor was part of the BBC adaptation of the novel ‘Feather Boy.’ He was also part of Danny Brocklehurst’s ‘Talk to Me’ and Holly Phillips’ ‘Nearly Famous.’

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Success On The Silverscreen

Aaron Taylor-Johnson came into prominence with his performance in the 2010 superhero film ‘Kick-Ass.’ He then went on to act in films like ‘Anna Karenina’ (2012), ‘Savages’ (2012), and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015). Meanwhile, he also reprised his role as ‘David Lizewski’ in ‘Kick-Ass 2’ (2013). In ‘Kick-Ass,’ the actor starred alongside Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage. In the Russian drama ‘Anna Karenina,’ which was based on the classic novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy, Aaron appeared opposite Keira Knightley, playing the role of ‘Count Vronsky.’ Aaron’s big break came in 2008, when he played ‘Robbie Jennings’ in the movie ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging,’ which made him a household name in England. He then appeared in the American drama ‘The Greatest’ alongside Carey Mulligan in 2009. Other noteworthy performance of Aaron came in movies, such as the crime thriller ‘Savages’ (2012), science fiction ‘Godzilla’ (2014), and thriller ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016). The versatile actor has performed in movies of different genres and has appeared in several other films. Aaron was seen in the war thriller film ‘The Wall’ (2017) in which he played an American soldier. In 2018, he was seen in the historical drama film ‘Outlaw King.’ The same year, he was also seen in ‘A Million Little Pieces,’ which was directed and co-written by his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson. In 2019, he was cast to play a supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s spy film ‘Tenet.’ The same year, he was cast to play ‘Lee Unwin’ in Matthew Vaughn’s period action spy film ‘The King’s Man.’ While ‘Tenet’ earned positive reviews from the critics, ‘The King’s Man’ met with mixed reviews.

Global Recognition

Aaron Taylor-Johnson received six nominations for his role as ‘David “Dave” Lizewski’ in the movie ‘Kick-Ass.’ Aaron received a nomination for the ‘Young British Performer of the Year’ at the ‘London Film Critics’ Circle.’ He was also nominated for the ‘BAFTA Rising Star Award’ for his role in ‘Kick-Ass.’ In 2015, he was named in ‘GQ’ magazine’s ’50 best dressed British men’ list.

Major Works

In ‘Kick-Ass’ (2010), Aaron portrayed the role of ‘David “Dave” Lizewski.’ In ‘Nowhere Boy,’ he played the famous English singer-songwriter John Lennon. Aaron played a superhero in ‘Kick-Ass’ and its sequel. He then played the role of another superhero named ‘Quicksilver’ in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015). In 2003, he starred in ‘Shanghai Knights.’ He then performed in ‘The Illusionist’ in 2006. After this, he moved to Los Angeles when he was only 15 to take his career forward.

Awards & Achievements

Aaron Taylor-Johnson received the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role in Tom Ford’s movie ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016). He also won the ‘Empire Award’ for ‘Best Newcomer’ for ‘Nowhere Boy.’

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2012, he married his ‘Nowhere Boy’ director Sam Taylor-Wood who is 24 years older to him. After their wedding, they both changed their last names to Taylor-Johnson. The couple has two daughters – Wylda Rae and Romy Hero Johnson. Aaron is also the stepfather of Angelica and Jessie, Sam Taylor-Wood’s daughters from her previous marriage to Jay Jopling. The actor was chased by the paparazzi and received a lot of attention for marrying a woman more than double his age, which made him very anxious. Aaron’s friends call him ‘Benjamin Button,’ relating him to Brad Pitt’s character ‘Benjamin Button’ who ages in reverse in the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’ He admits that he was quite self-destructing at one point in his life because of his drinking and smoking habits.

Trivia

In 2011, Johnson appeared in the music video ‘Uberlin’ by American alternative rock band ‘R.E.M.’

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