Taylor-Johnson starred as Ford Brody, a U.S. Navy lieutenant who works to stop the giant monster Godzilla, in the action-adventure film 'Godzilla'. He reprised the role in the sequel, 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters'.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrayed the character of Ben, one half of a successful marijuana-growing business, in the crime-thriller 'Savages'. Ben and his partner Chon (Taylor Kitsch) are forced to become caught up in a dangerous drug cartel that will stop at nothing to get what it wants. Taylor-Johnson delivers a strong performance as the level-headed Ben, who balances his own self-preservation and that of his partner. He displays a calm, collected demeanor as he attempts to outsmart the ruthless cartel leader, Elena (Salma Hayek). Taylor-Johnson's performance in Savages is one of the most memorable of his career.
13 Kick-Ass 2
Taylor-Johnson reprised his role of Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass in the 2013 sequel to the 2010 film, 'Kick-Ass'. He also reprised his role in the 2013 short film, 'Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall'.
12 Anna Karenina
Taylor-Johnson plays the role of Count Vronsky, a cavalry officer and the object of the title character's affections, in the adaptation of the classic Leo Tolstoy novel of the same name. In the film, Vronsky is a young, charming, and dashing officer who is instantly taken with Anna. Vronsky is a passionate man who risks everything for his obsession with Anna. Taylor-Johnson portrayed this passionate and romantic character with a great deal of emotion and intensity.
11 The Greatest
Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays a troubled teenager, who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his mother. His father, played by Pierce Brosnan, is a former professional boxer and is trying to help his son cope with the grief. Taylor-Johnson's performance powerfully captures the vulnerability and fragility of his character.
10 Albert Nobbs
Taylor-Johnson plays Hubert Page, a painter and the love interest of Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close). Hubert is a kind and gentle man who Albert eventually falls in love with, despite Hubert's already established relationship with his wife. The couple must keep their relationship a secret, as homosexuality was illegal in 19th century Ireland.
9 Outlaw King
A Scottish freedom fighter, Robert the Bruce, is ruthlessly pursued by the King of England and aided by the skilled warrior, Douglas, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
8 Nowhere Boy
'Nowhere Boy' is a coming of age drama film about the teenage years of John Lennon. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Lennon, Kristin Scott Thomas as Lennon's Aunt Mimi, and Anne-Marie Duff as Lennon's mother Julia.
Taylor-Johnson plays an unnamed protagonist, a secret agent who goes on a mission to prevent World War III. With the help of a mysterious character named The Protagonist, he must use time travel to prevent a global catastrophe.
6 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Taylor-Johnson portrays Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver in the Marvel Studios film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Quicksilver is a superhuman speedster who can move and react at superhuman speeds.
5 Bullet Train
Taylor-Johnson plays one of the assassins on a train from Tokyo to Morioka, with each passenger carrying a deadly secret.
4 Nocturnal Animals
Taylor-Johnson plays a violent, abusive husband whose past actions haunt his ex-wife and all those around her.
3 The Illusionist
Taylor-Johnson played the character of Eduard Abramovich in the film 'The Illusionist'. He portrayed a young aristocrat who is mentored by the mysterious illusionist, played by Edward Norton. The film is set in turn-of-the-century Vienna and follows the two as they face off against a ruthless police chief who is determined to prove the illusionist is a fraud.
Taylor-Johnson stars as Dave Lizewski, an average teen who becomes a superhero, using the alias "Kick-Ass". He faces off against the local mafia and his former best friend, who has become a villain. Along the way, Dave meets Hit Girl, a young vigilante, and Big Daddy, her vigilante father. Together, they battle evil and save the day.
1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Taylor-Johnson portrays the character of Brock Rumlow, a highly trained mercenary who works for the terrorist organization known as HYDRA. He is sent by HYDRA to capture Captain America and Black Widow in order to gain access to S.H.I.E.L.D. technology. He is later revealed to be the Winter Soldier and is eventually defeated by Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon.