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.
Two American soldiers fighting in the Iraq war (2003 - 2011) are hiding out in the desert, guns poised. When they spot something suspicious on the horizon, the elder of the two decides to go down and investigate after assessing that there is little danger after a period of absolutely no movement. No sooner has he approached the vehicle that they had been watching and discovered two corpses in the front seat, than shots are fired and he is down. When his comrade runs to his aid, more shots are fired and he is forced to take cover behind a crumbling brick wall, leaving his friend lying mere feet away and slowly bleeding to death. He radios in for help, but soon realises that the enemy have hijacked the line and they are tormenting him as he struggles to get a visual on the attacking sniper. He has no choice but to stay where he is, but he is running out of water and there is no shelter from the scorching sun.
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It's been seven years since designer Tom Ford made a splash with his award-winning writing-directing debut A Single Man, and it's no surprise that his second film is just as exquisitely beautiful to look at. What's unexpected is the complexity of the storytelling. Adapted by Ford from Austin Wright's novel Tony and Susan, this movie has three sides to it: a romantic drama, a darkly personal odyssey and a freaky thriller. These elements kind of fight for the audience's attention, but they're sharply played and packed with intense emotion.
Set in Los Angeles, everything revolves around gallery owner Susan (Amy Adams), who lives in a spectacular home with her banker husband Hutton (Armie Hammer), who's facing financial problems. Susan is shocked when she receives a manuscript by her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal), who has finally finished his long-gestating novel. But as she reads it, she realises that their break-up inspired the story, and she pictures Edward in the central role as Tony, a man travelling through Texas with his wife and daughter (Isla Fisher and Ellie Bamber), who are kidnapped and brutalised by roadside thugs led by the unstable Ray (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). So Tony teams up with jaded detective Bobby (Michael Shannon) to track them down.
The film's central narrative is Susan's deeply internalised discovery of her own dark soul, which plays out both in her scenes with Hutton and figuratively in the fictional thriller narrative. All of these things take complex twists and turns that have vivid moral shadings. But of course the Wild West action element continually steals focus from the more understated personal drama. In this sense, Gyllenhaal has the trickiest role, or rather two roles, as the story's catalyst and victim. Meanwhile, Adams is strikingly transparent as Susan, engaging in jagged interaction with both Gyllenhaal's enigmatic Edward and Hammer's eerily heartless Hutton.
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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.
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Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Celebrities attend Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation - Red Carpet at Milk Studios. at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 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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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.
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.
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The monster movie of the century? Box office stats point to "yes".
It isn’t a surprise that Godzilla is doing well at the box office, but the amount it’s earned over the weekend tops all initial estimates. With $93 million made over the three-day period, it’s safe to call this the first blockbuster of the summer season.
The critics weren't particularly impressed by Godzilla, but that din't stop it from having a killer opening weekend.
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Aaron Johnson Friday 30th October 2009 The Times BFI London Film Festival - The closing gala premiere of 'Nowhere Boy' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, England
Date of birth
13th June, 1990
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