TV and film actor Aaron Tyler Johnson, formerly Aaron Perry Johnson, defies his age when it comes to the amount of work he has done. He also broke the rules by marrying British director Sam Taylor-Wood, who is 24 years her senior.
The boy, known for his KickA$$ movies, concentrates on a project in a year to give the best of the work done. The TV star considers the job “therapeutic”, but his priority is his family and he doesn’t worry much about the future.
Aaron Tyler Johnson – The KickA$$ star faced a difficult time adjusting to school and work. At school, he never mentioned that he was acting because no one would take it in a positive way, which made him very uncomfortable. When asked where he had been on leave, he would simply say that he was somewhere.
He is not an ambitious person and does not get attached to things. As a child, he learned gymnastics and dance (tap and jazz), so he even treated the fight scenes in his movie KickA$$ as dance steps and choreographed them.
His favorite actors are Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis. For six months, he and his mother lived in the red light district of Amsterdam while he was shooting his first feature film, “Tom and Thomas.”
Aaron Tyler Johnson – Childhood and early life
Aaron Tyler Johnson was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, on June 13, 1990. Johnson has an English, Russian, and Jewish background.
His family consists of his father, Robert Johnson, a civil engineer by profession, his mother, Sarah Johnson, a homemaker, and his sister, Gemma Johnson.
In Aaron’s words, “I grew up in a nice dump area on the outskirts of London”, so his upbringing was not in a luxurious environment.
He attended Holmer Green Senior School and also went to Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe (1996 to 2008) where he learned drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics, and singing.
Success in the Spotlight
The handsome Aaron Tyler Johnson came into the spotlight with movies like the black comedy ‘KickA$$’ (2010) and its 2013 sequel ‘Nowhere Boy (2009), ‘Anna Karenina’ (2012), ‘Savages’ (2012 ), and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015).
In KickA$$, the actor starred Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage. In the Russian drama “Anna Karenina”, based on the classic novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy, Aaron worked alongside Keira Knightley for the role of Count Vronsky.
Aaron’s big break was in the movie “Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging” (2008), which made him a household name in England.
He also did the American drama “The Greatest” with Carey Mulligan in 2009.
Aaron’s other notable performances include the crime thriller “Savages” (2012), the sci-fi “Godzilla” (2014), and the thriller “Nocturnal Animals” (2016).
The versatile actor has acted in movies of different genres and has done several other movies apart from these movies.
Aaron Tyler Johnson found his calling very early in life and began working at the age of 6. He acted in plays such as Macbeth, at the Queen’s Theater in London, alongside Rufus Sewell, and “All My Sons” at the age of 8 or 9.
In addition to working on stage, Aaron also did many commercials before signing on to his first film, “Tom & Thomas” with Sean Bean, in 2002 at the age of 12. He also did a lot of television playing a role in series like “The Bill and Casualty”.
The actor was part of the BBC adaptation of the novel “Feather Boy”, Danny Brocklehurst’s Talk to Me series, and Owen Stephens in “Nearly Famous”.
Aaron’s next project was “The Wall”, which was released in March 2017. He played the character of an American soldier in the thriller.
Aaron Tyler Johnson – Global recognition
The actor earned six nominations for his role as David “Dave” Lizewski in the movie “KickA$$” Aaron won a nomination for “Young British Entertainer of the Year” by the London Film Critics Circle.
He was also nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award for his role in the film KickA$$. also, His style of dress earned him a place in GQ’s 50 Best Dressed British Men in 2015.
Awards and Achievements
The blue-eyed man bagged a Golden Globe for a supporting role in the Tom Ford film “Nocturnal Animals” (2016).
He also won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer for “Nowhere Boy”.
Notable works of Aaron Tyler Johnson
In “Kick-Ass” (2010), Aaron played the role of David “Dave” Lizewski, while in “Nowhere Boy” he played the character of teenager John Lennon.
Aaron has played two different superhero characters in “KickA$$” and its sequel and played Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015).
In 2003, he starred in “Shanghai Knights” and acted in “The Illusionist” in 2006. After this, he moved to Los Angeles when he was only 15 years old, to further his career.
Personal life and legacy
In 2012, Aaron Tyler Johnson married his director Sam Taylor-Wood, who is 24 years his senior and they both changed their last names to Taylor-Johnson. The couple has two daughters: Wylda Rae and Romy Hero.
Aaron is also the stepfather of Angelica and Jessie, his wife’s daughters from her previous marriage to Jay Jopling.
The actor was hounded by paparazzi and received a lot of tabloid attention for marrying a woman more than twice his age, which made him very distraught.
Aaron’s friends call him Benjamin Button and associate him with Brad Pitt’s character of Benjamin Button, who ages backward, in the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
He also admits that he almost self-destructed at some point in his life because he used to smoke and drink non-stop.
Aaron Tyler Johnson’s Marriage
When Aaron Taylor-Johnson (then Aaron Johnson) met Sam Taylor-Johnson (then Sam Taylor-Wood), he was auditioning for his movie, the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.’ At the time, Sam was divorcing art dealer Jay Jopling, with whom he shares two children.
Although reports vary regarding their ages at the time of their first meeting, ‘ Nowhere Boy’ was shot in March 2009, meaning the ‘KickA$$’ actor would have been 18 years old, having been born in June 1990. Sam and Aaron began dating shortly after filming wrapped up, by which time the director was 42 years old. The 23-year age gap between the couple has been the subject of much discussion ever since.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Sam said of meeting Aaron: ‘I didn’t expect anything that day. Only to see a bunch of actors pretending to be John Lennon. Meanwhile, Aaron Tyler Johnson revealed: ‘I remember it very, very clearly. I know exactly what she was wearing.
This white shirt that she still has, which I love. It definitely changed my life, although not in the way I expected.’ Sam confirmed to Harper’s Bazaar that she didn’t start dating Aaron until she wrapped production, explaining, “We were very professional throughout the movie.” And as Aaron confirmed, ‘It’s not funny at all.’
“A year after we met, exactly a year later, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. According to Aaron. Sam and Aaron announced their engagement in October 2009. They married on June 21, 2012.
According to The Wrap, the artist will make his return to superhero movies to star in Kraven, the hunter. The film will be produced by Sony, so his return is no more than a mere possibility. Still, this raises the public’s expectation of seeing Aaron Tyler Johnson act with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man or Tom Hardy’s Venom.
The film is scheduled to be released on January 13, 2023, directed by JC Chandor. The production will feature a script by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Richard Wenk.
In 2011, Johnson appeared in the Oberlin music video for American alternative rock band R.E.M.
- Birthday June 13, 1990
- British Nationality
- Celebrities: Actors, British Men
- Sun sign: Gemini
- Also Known As Aaron Perry Johnson
- Born: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
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