Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson (né Johnson; born 13 June 1990) is a British actor and screenwriter, best known as the titular character in the Kick-Ass films and his role as Lieutenant Ford in Godzilla (2014).
Taylor-Johnson began performing at age six and has appeared in films such as Shanghai Knights (2003), playing a young Charlie Chaplin, The Illusionist (2006) and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008). He had his breakthrough performance in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy (2009). He went on to portray Ben in the Oliver Stone-directed crime thriller Savages (2012), Russian aristocrat Count Vronsky in Joe Wright's adaptation of Anna Karenina (2012) and Lt. Brody in Gareth Edwards' monster movie Godzilla (2014). For his performance as the mentally ill kidnapper Ray Marcus in Tom Ford's thriller Nocturnal Animals (2016), he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
He was initially credited as Aaron Johnson, but began being billed as Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2013, with Kick-Ass 2. He legally changed his name after marrying director Sam Taylor-Wood.
He is also known as Aaron Perry Johnson, Aaron Johnson and Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson.