Aaron Taylor-Johnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson on 13 June 1990 in High Wycombe, England) is an English actor.
Taylor-Johnson is perhaps best known for playing Dave "Kick-Ass" Lizewski in the superhero comedy series Kick-Ass and for playing Quicksilver in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Some of his other film credits include Lt. Ford Brody in 2014's Godzilla, and Ray Marcus in Nocturnal Animals, for which he won a Golden Globe in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Early in his career he was credited as "Aaron Johnson". Since his marriage to director Sam Taylor-Johnson in 2012, he has been credited as "Aaron Taylor-Johnson". They met while filming Nowhere Boy, and they have two children. He is also stepfather to her daughters from a previous marriage.
Selected filmographynote :
- The Bill (2003) as Zack Clough note
- Shanghai Knights (2003) as Charlie Chaplin
- The Illusionist (2006) as young Eisenheim
- Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging (2008) as Robbie
- Nowhere Boy (2009) as John Lennon
- Kick-Ass (2010) as Dave "Kick-Ass" Lizewski
- Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
- Albert Nobbs (2011) as Joe Mackins
- Savages (2012) as Ben
- Anna Karenina (2012) as Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky
- Marvel Cinematic Universe as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver:
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Godzilla (2014) as Lieutenant Ford Brody
- Nocturnal Animals (2016) as Ray Marcus note
- The Wall (2017) as Sergeant Allen Issac
- Outlaw King (2018) as James "Black" Douglas
- Tenet (2020) as Ives
- The King's Man (2021) as Lee Unwin
- Bullet Train (2022) as Tangerine
- Kraven the Hunter (2023) as Sergei Kravinoff / Kraven the Hunter
Tropes in his works:
- Fake American: In Kick-Ass and Godzilla (2014).
- Fake Nationality: Avengers: Age of Ultron gives him a European accent of some sort.
- Mr. Fanservice: As the picture above shows, he's very definitely one of these.
- Star-Making Role: Nowhere Boy earned him some recognition among British audiences, but Kick-Ass was where he really made it big.
- Those Two Actors: With Elizabeth Olsen. The two appear as husband and wife in Godzilla, and then as twins in Avengers: Age of Ultron.