Aaron Johnson (born 13.06.1990)
Aaron Johnson is an English actor best known for appearing in 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging', 'The Illusionist', 'Nowhere Boy', 'Kick-Ass' and 'Anna Karenina'.
Childhood: Aaron Johnson was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. His mother is a housewife and his father is a civil engineer.
Acting career: Aaron Johnson started acting when he was six and his childhood roles include the part of Macduff's son in Rufus Sewell's theatre show 'Macbeth' in 1999 and a part in Arthur Miller's play 'All My Sons' in 2000. Among his TV appearances are in 2004 BBC movie 'Feather Boy', ITV1's 'Talk To Me' and 'Nearly Famous' in 2007. Some of his first film work includes the role of a young Charlie Chaplin in 2003's 'Shanghai Knights' and the young version of the title character in 'The Illusionist' in 2006 for which he learned to do several magic tricks. Before moving on to major Hollywood flicks, he also had the part of Prosper in the film adaptation of 'The Thief Lord' in 2006 and of Robbie in 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging' in 2008. He won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer as the role of John Lennon in 2009's 'Nowhere Boy' which was directed by Sam Taylor-Wood who he subsequently married. In 2010, he appeared in 'Kick-Ass' which earned him six award nominations and he replaced Orlando Bloom in the movie 'Albert Nobbs'. In 2011, he made an appearance in R.E.M's music video 'Uberlin' and in 2012 he played Count Vronsky in 'Anna Karenina'. 2012 also saw him in Oliver Stone's 'Savages' alongside Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and John Travolta. In 2013, he will appear in sequel 'Kick-Ass 2'.
Personal life: Aaron Johnson is married to 'Nowhere Boy' director Sam Taylor-Wood who is 23 years his senior. They met on the set of the movie in 2009 and tied the knot in 2012 after having two daughters, Wylda Raem and Romy Hero.
Jill Nicolini, Jamie Chung, Rob Thomas, Marisol Thomas, Donna Karan, Paul Haggis, Julie Henderson, Tom Arnold, Tara Subkoff, Nigel Barker, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 50cent, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelley, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen and Rachel Roy. - A variety of stars were snapped as the Cinema Society & Audi hosted a special screening of Marvel's latest movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' The screening was held at the SVA Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 28th April 2015
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and wife - A variety of stars were snapped as the Cinema Society & Audi hosted a special screening of Marvel's latest movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' The screening was held at the SVA Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015
Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that has descended over this franchise. After the bright spark of originality in last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, we're back to the same tired formula involving terrific actors battling for screen time in between gratuitous, brutal action sequences that are so digitally animated that they're technically cartoons.
The film opens in the middle of the action as Captain America (Chris Evans) leads Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner) to recapture an Asgardian sceptre. Tony then discovers that the sceptre could be useful for Ultron, his artificial intelligence project to create a global peacekeeping force. But this goes badly wrong as Ultron (James Spader) springs to life and decides instead to obliterate humanity to make space for his population of smart machines. So the team races from America to Africa, Korea and Eastern Europe, facing off against Ultron and his super-powered twin cohorts Pietro and Wanda (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), who of course defect to the Avengers. They also get help from a human-computer entity called The Vision (Paul Bettany).
Yes, there are a lot of characters in this film, and writer-director Joss Whedon is exceptionally good at giving each of them something to do, both dramatically and in the thick of the action. These brief moments of humour and emotional depth are what make the movie enjoyable, giving the solid actors some meaty material to play with.
Continue reading: Avengers: Age of Ultron Review
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Stars from Marvel's action movie took to the red carpet at the UK premiere of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' which was held at the Westfield White City in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st April 2015
They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble once again to celebrate their success. But when a new project from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) reveals itself to be sentient and ready to bring the world to its knees, The Avengers are ready to fight amongst themselves while the threat of Ultron (James Spader) grows his strength, and gains allegiance from Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Meanwhile, Stark is seeing hostility from Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) while Captain America (Chris Evans) desperately tries to bring the team back together to stop the Age of Ultron.
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The Avengers may be feeling like they are capable of anything after saving New York City from Loki's rampage and returning the deadly Tesseract to its rightful place in Asgard, but the group have a new threat to overcome. As the group; Tony Stark (Iron Man), Steve Rogers (Captain America), Bruce Banner (Hulk), Thor, Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) and Clint Barton (Hawkeye); attempt to enjoy an usually civilised evening together, they are interrupted by Ultron - a backfired project of Stark who is dead set on destroying the human race and branding them puppets in his game. With S.H.I.EL.D. destroyed, their chances of saving the world once again are looking dangerously slim. Now beginning to question just how much power they have, they are forced to regroup for a mission that could finally see their end.
A lot has happened since the Battle of New York. The world was attacked by Norse God, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), causing a united force of tech super-hero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), reanimated World War Two super soldier Captain America (Chris Evans) and Loki's brother - the Norse God of thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Two years on, the Avengers have worked to defeat evil in Godly realm of Asgard, on planet Earth, and within S.H.I.E.L.D., the organisation that brought them together in the first place. Now, with Iron Man in retirement and S.H.I.E.L.D. in disarray, the world is suddenly threatened by Ultron (James Spader), a robot who seeks to destroy the Avengers now that he has been unshackled.
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A passer-by had spotted the deactivated M16 assault rifle on a desk inside the director’s London home.
Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s London home was raided by police on Thursday evening (August 28th), after a passer by spotted a machine gun lying on a desk near a window. The director and her husband, Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, have said they were given the deactivated M16 assault rifle 'as part of an art project'.
The couple's London home was raided after a passer-by spotted the gun
A spokeswoman for the couple confirmed to the BBC that police had been called to their London home after a passer-by reported a firearm on the premises.
With controversy surrounding the Kick-Ass 1 and 2, is Kick-Ass 3 a good idea?
The Kick-Ass ultra-violence superhero series has been confused with controversy and praise, criticism and box office success since the release of its first film in 2010. Based on the comic book of the same name created by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., the Kick-Ass series tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who sets out to become a real-life superhero called Kick-Ass.
The Kick-Ass series follows DIY superhero schoolkids, Hit-Girl (second from left) and Kick-Ass (second from right)
Just like all other comic book film adaptations out at the moment, the series wants to continue: but is Kick-Ass 3 a good idea?
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Good news giant lizard fans- Godzilla 2 is officially going to happen.
The success of the franchise reboot Godzilla earlier this year has led to Legendary Pictures greenlighting a sequel, and they have announced a release date of June 8th 2018. In July at San Diego Comic-Con Legendary also announced that the sequel would feature Godzilla's fellow giant beastie friends, Rodan (a dinosaur), Ghidorah (a dragon) and Mothra (erm, a moth)
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Wood in Godzilla
After over a decade in arrested development, Godzilla was released in May of this year, and was a hit amongst critics and punters. Featuring Bryan Cranston alongside young actors Aaron Taylor-Wood and Elizabeth Olsen (who will both be appearing next in Marvel's Avengers 2: Age of Ultron) the film was set in present day America, Hawaii and Japan and Godzilla appeared as a secret the US government had been hiding for sixty years- a conspiracy theorist's dream, or nightmare, depending on how you look at it.
Continue reading: Godzilla 2 Is Happening, Set for 2018 Release
Sorry, Marvel nerds, no Dr. Strange news for you. But here's a bunch of other stuff!
No one is surprised that Marvel had big things prepared for their Comic-Con panel, after all it’s the biggest industry event of the year. Those, who missed out on a seat in Hall H, however, won’t have to wait long for the recaps and news leaks to start pouring in, not including (unfortunately) the long awaited announcement of the actor cast to play Dr. Strange in the upcoming film, HitFix reports.
RDJ won't be the (only) star of the show this time.
The panel, which featured the longest superhero lineup of any event ever (we’re guessing here) included Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), James Spader, who will be introduced as Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Josh Brolin, who was announced as the voice of Thanos. And breathe.
It was inevitable really: everybody loves a good monster.
Silence the doubters! Godzilla has smashed its way to the top of the box office, having earned a monstrous $93.2m on its first weekend. Gareth Edwards' gloomy new take on the popular Japanese tale of a radioactive monster put fellow opener Million Dollar Arm in the dark, leaving the Jon Hamm Disney sports drama a token $10.5 million.
'Godzilla' Stormed Its Way To Box Office No.1 This Weekend With A $93 Million Opening.
Meanwhile, the Zac Efron-starring comedy Neighbors was pushed down to second in its second week with nearly $26 million in takings - a figure far shy of Godzilla's monster haul - whilst the superhero action sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, clung on to the top three with a confident third week figure of $16.8 million.
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Godzilla has barley finished trampling America’s box offices and the gargantuan daikaiju is still to wreak havoc over in China and Japan – a huge market, especially given the origins of the franchise. But Warner Bros. and Legendary are already thinking about what a sequel could do, and they obviously think it could do plenty as one is in the works.
Gareth Edwards’ effort, which sees Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanbe, Juliette Binoche and Bryan Cranston head a stellar cast, has already made $200m worldwide making it 2014’s biggest opener so far. Sure, ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’ and ‘Transformers: Extinction’ will likely ensure ‘Godzilla’ doesn’t finish the year with that mantle, but it’s an encouraging start for a film that was, for a while mentioned with apprehension.
Continue reading: Should Legendary and Warner Bros. Make a Godzilla Sequel? [Poll]