30 Amazing Facts About Aaron Taylor-Johnson You Probably Didn’t Know


Aaron Taylor-Johnson, one of the most charming men in Hollywood, has been in the limelight for more than a decade. With his terrific performances, he very quickly made his way in the hearts of people all over the world. In fact, literally every other individual shed tears when his character of Quicksilver died in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” But, despite all this, there isn’t much about him that fans are aware of. Here are some interesting facts about Aaron that will you love him more:

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  1.  He was cast in the role of Ray Marcus in the movie “Nocturnal Animals” by director Tom Ford himself, after having dinner with Aaron and his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, who was Ford’s longtime friend.
  2.  Aaron felt he was not at all suitable for the part, but over the course of dinner, Ford became confident that he was the perfect choice, as he found his facial expressions while recounting a story to be intriguing.
  3.  It took director Joss Whedon of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” nearly a year to convince Aaron, to accept the role of Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver, as he was too concerned about the intensity of the Marvel contracts as well as the time constraints.
  4.  Even though, he accepted the offer after such a long time, he still felt really nervous and was only comfortable when he learned that Elizabeth Olsen will be playing his sister, and will be his filming partner for most of his scenes.
  5.  In fact, it was reported that both the actors consulted each other before signing on for their respective roles. Just as they got to know both the actors has been offered, they contacted each other to know if the other was going to do it or not, before signing it.
  6.  Before “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Olsen and Taylor-Johnson played husband and wife previously in the movie “Godzilla” and became close friends over the period of production of the movie.
  7.  He and Olsen were reported to be the first choice of director Gareth Edwards for the roles Ford Brody and Elle Brody, respectively in the movie “Godzilla.”
  8.  During the filming of the movie “Kick-Ass,” he was actually still in his teens, being only 19 years old, while his co-stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Lyndsy Fonseca, though not in teens, had to play high school students.
  9.  He was one of the main contenders for the role of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spider-Man,” but lost it to Andrew Garfield.
  10.  Aaron Perry Johnson was born on June 13, 1990 to Robert Johnson and Sarah Johnson, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
  11. "Aaron Taylor-Johnson" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  12.  His father is a civil engineer, while his mother is a housewife. He also has a sister Gemma Johnson, who was cast in the minor role of Stewardess in his debut movie “Tom & Thomas.”
  13.  He went to the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe, to study drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics and singing, between the year 1996 and 2008.
  14.  For his role as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” he was asked to lose weight, particularly the muscle mass that he had, as he looked too strong to portray the character of runner.
  15.  Before he was cast in the role as Lee Unwin in the 2021 movie “The King’s Man,” he was actually offered the role of Lee’s son – Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the 2014 movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” However, he had to decline the offer that time, due to scheduling conflicts.
  16.  Aaron has signed on to star in the West End production of the play “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonaugh, at the Duke of York’s Theatre, scheduled to take place in 2021.
  17.  He and his co-star Sean Bean from his debut movie “Tom & Thomas,” have both played the role of Count Vronsky in “Anna Karenina,” in their respective movies.
  18.  While Taylor-Johnson portrayed the character of Count Vronsky in the 2012 version of “Anna Karenina,” Bean portrayed the character in the 1997 “Anna Karenina” movie.
  19.  In preparation for his role as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” he read and studied every single issue of the “Marvel Ultimates” version, and approached his character based on the Quicksilver in that version of the comic.
  20.  He was one of the actors in consideration or the role of Jack in the 2013 movie “Jack the Giant Slayer” but Nicholas Hoult was cast in the role instead.
  21.  In the movie “Nocturnal Animals,” his facial hair was personally groomed by the director Tom Ford himself, in order to bring out that creepy look for his character Ray Marcus.
  22. "Aaron Taylor-Johnson" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  23.  In the year 2015, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was named as one among the “50 Best Dressed British Men” in the world, by GQ magazine.
  24.  He and his co-star from “Kick-Ass” Evan Peters have both played the same superhero character of Quicksilver in their respective movies from different franchises. In fact, Peters has kind of taken over Aaron in the Marvel Universe.
  25.  While Aaron was the Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Peters portrayed Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver in the X-Men franchise. But, in the new “WandaVision” from MCU, Peters portrays the character of Aaron.
  26.  During the filming of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” his co-star James Spader had to wear antenna-like contraption, with two red balls attached to the top, around three feet above his head. This for actually a reference point of where his eyes would be, as his character Ultron would be nine feet tall. Aaron’s co-star and close friend Elizabeth Olsen would often get distracted and would not look at the red balls, but focus on Spader himself. Amusing everyone present, Aaron would immediately yell “Red balls! Look at his balls, Lizzie!” in an effort to get her to focus correctly.
  27.  In preparation of his role as Ford Brody in the movie “Godzilla,” he was put through a "mini boot camp" by Retired Marine Sergeant Major James D. Dever, who was one of the film's military technical advisers.
  28.  He met director Sam Taylor-Wood for the first time, on the sets of his 2009 movie “Nowhere Boy.” During the shooting of the movie, the couple fell in love and started dating, despite their 23 years age difference.
  29.  After 4 years of dating, the duo got married on June 21, 2012 at Babington House, Somerset, England, and officially changed their surnames to Taylor-Johnson.
  30.  Aaron and Sam have two daughters - Wylda Rae Johnson born on July 7, 2010 and Romy Hero Johnson on January 18, 2012. He also has two step-daughters from Sam Taylor-Johnson’s first marriage, named - Angelica Jopling and Phoenix Jopling.
  31.  His Golden Globe win for his role as Ray Marcus in “Nocturnal animals” marked the first time in over 40 years that a Golden Globe winner in the Best Supporting Actor category did not manage to secure an Academy Award nomination.
  32.  Aaron is also one of the seven actors in history to have won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture, without getting nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.
  33.  Aaron Taylor-Johnson Net Worth: $16 Million

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