AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON (Sergeant Allen Isaac) Golden
Globe-winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson has made a significant impression on
audiences worldwide in several memorable performances. Born in High Wycombe,
England, he began performing at age nine and attended the prestigious Jackie
Palmer Stage School.
Taylor-Johnson currently stars in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals alongside Amy
Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. The drama, adapted from Austin Wright's 1993 novel
"Tony and Susan," has earned Taylor-Johnson a Golden Globe award, as well as a
BAFTA Film Award nomination and three Film Critics Society nominations, for Best
Supporting Actor. The Focus Features film was showcased at the 2016 Venice Film
Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize, 2016 Toronto International Film
Festival, and 2016 BFI London Film Festival, and has garnered several awards
nominations in the 2016-2017 season.
Taylor-Johnson will star in the lead role in Doug Liman's thriller The Wall. The
film follows a cat-and-mouse game waged between an American sniper
(Taylor-Johnson) and an Iraqi sharpshooter who has him pinned down behind a
small chunk of concrete. Roadside Attractions will release the film on May 12,
In May 2015, Taylor-Johnson joined the returning cast of Robert Downey Jr.,
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark
Ruffalo in the second installment of the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Age of
Ultron. Taylor-Johnson and co-star Elizabeth Olsen played brother-sister duo
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. The sequel earned over $1 billion in worldwide
box office sales.
In May 2014, Taylor-Johnson starred in the Warner Brothers action remake of
Godzilla alongside Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. Directed by Gareth
Edwards, the film grossed over $200 million domestically.
In November 2012, Taylor-Johnson portrayed "Count Vronsky" in the adaptation of
Anna Karenina. The Joe Wright, Focus Features film is an innovative retelling of
the classic novel. Anna (Keira Knightley) is trapped in a loveless marriage
looking for a better life, but finds only a more complicated one. Anna Karenina
premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Earlier that year, in July 2012, Taylor-Johnson starred as one of three leads in
Oliver Stone's Savages opposite Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively and a stellar
supporting cast including Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Benicio Del Toro. The
film, distributed by Universal Pictures, follows pot growers Ben and Chon who
face off against the Mexican drug cartel that kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
In April 2010, Taylor-Johnson played the lead role and title character of "Dave
Lizewski" in the cult, hit film Kick-Ass, opposite Nicolas Cage, Chloe Grace
Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the Mark
Millar comic won Best British Film at the Empire Awards. In August 2013,
Taylor-Johnson reprised his role in the highly anticipated sequel Kick-Ass 2.
Both installments were released by Universal Pictures.
In 2009, Taylor-Johnson was seen in Sam Taylor-Johnson's Nowhere Boy, in which
he portrayed John Lennon during his turbulent teenage years. His riveting
performance earned him several award nominations, including a London Critics'
Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year, a British Independent
Film Award for Best Actor and an Empire Award for Best Newcomer, which he won.
Screen International named him as one of their Stars of Tomorrow in their 2010
Previous roles include playing a young Edward Norton in the Oscar-nominated and
award-winning film The Illusionist, Shanghai Nights opposite Jackie Chan and
Owen Wilson, The Thief Lord with Caroline Goodall and Jasper Harris, the
independent U.K. film Dummy, Gurinder Chadha directed Angus, Thongs and Perfect
Snogging and The Greatest opposite Carey Mulligan and Pierce Brosnan.
Taylor-Johnson has also appeared in several popular U.K. television series,
including Feather Boy, Family Business, Nearly Famous and Talk to Me.
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