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Who is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and why can’t we seem to get enough of him?

Aaron Taylor Johnson: Purported Bond Man, Marvel foe, and who could forget his start in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging? I certainly could never get the image of a fresh-eyed Robbie out of my mind. As the 18-year old troubadour who captured much of the teenage imagination, I had my sights firmly set on Johnson from his fledgeling inception.

Now, the world seems to have caught up. He's embarked on many journeys since then for Robert Eggers’ reimagining of F.W Murnau’s silent horror classic Nosferatu, soapy thriller Bullet Train, and the recently released Fall Guy.  But how did Johnson come into the public eye on his own terms? Beneath, we set out to uncover all that we need to know about the star and his loric rise to fame...


Aaron Taylor Johnson is a...

Decorated Armani muse. A spokesman of the House, Johnson has stepped into his role as an official ambassador. See below for his application to the role. We're entirely convinced. He is also a father of four daughters, and wed to filmmaker Sam-Taylor Johnson. In between lending his theatric greats to the screen, he lives in Somerset, England on a farm bustling with chickens and hens.


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How did Aaron Taylor Johnson grow up?

Without a speck of nepotism. His father was a civil engineer, and his mother flitted between odd jobs. From High Wycombe, he'd travel after school to auditions via the tube to get to the metropolitan centres of London. He also reviled school, preferring the high-throttle pace of acting to sitting behind a desk.  He broke into the scene at 10, appearing alongside Jackie Chan in Shanghai Nights. 



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Where can you see Johnson next?

Johnson has signed on as the next big bad in the Marvel Multiverse. You can catch his performance as 'Kraven' in Kraven The Hunter, a Sony-Marvel action epic that will be released in December of this year. To brush up, catch him in Tenet, Anna Karenina, and the underrated but deeply comical Kickass.


Is Johnson our next Bond?

The actor has remained notoriously tight-lipped. There has been no official confirmation but given how profusely the world has campaigned for it, we don't see how it would be a bad investment to indulge in. We'll be the first to let you know when it breaks. You read that right: when, not if.



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