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British star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has revealed that his latest war movie is so distressing he may never let his children see it.

The 27-year-old spent time training with US military personnel to prepare for his role as a sniper’s spotter in The Wall. It sees him play a beleaguered soldier who is pinned down by a crack-shot Iraqi.

Particularly disturbing scenes see him dressing a wound to his knee as he is tormented by the enemy sniper over his radio earpiece.

The actor has two daughters with director wife Sam Taylor-Johnson — Wylda, six, and five-year-old Romy. He told the Standard: “There are some things that you never want to show your family and it is probably too distressing for them to see their father suffering so much on screen. “Maybe they will discover it on their own one day when they’re older, but I obviously know that some of my work is a little too much for children.”

The movie is unique as it is the first ever “spec script” to be commissioned by Amazon, and was shot on a shoe-string budget of $3 million. A spec script is a story that has not been commissioned by a studio and is usually an unsolicited piece written by an unknown writer. The Wall was directed by Doug Liman, whose CV includes The Bourne Identity, Mr & Mrs Smith and Jumper, and also stars WWE wrestler John Cena.

Taylor-Johnson added: “I prepared by spending months with marines and former war veterans, and I did some military training in Arkansas.

“We have shown the film to lots of ex-military personnel and they have praised it for its accuracy. John plays his character perfectly.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Taylor-Johnson is being set to co-star as James Douglas in Outlaw King, the David Mackenzie-directed Netflix feature that stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in the War for Scottish Independence. Pine reunites with his Hell or High Water helmer in a package Netflix landed in April for its burgeoning feature film slate.

Douglas is a storied figure in Scottish history, and from what I’m reading, it’s hard to imagine Robert the Bruce would have succeeded in beating back England King Edward I’s armies if he didn’t have Douglas as his right-hand man. The son of the first noble to support William Wallace when the figure memorialized in Braveheart fomented the first movement toward independence from the English, Douglas saw his father’s lands given away, and after being denied them by the English king, he joined Robert the Bruce as an outcast properly motivated to avenge his loss. Together, they learned guerrilla fighting tactics that led to years of surprise attacks, sacked castles and, finally, independence. Gillian Berrie, Steve Golin and Richard Brown are producing.

Taylor-Johnson is coming off a scary performance in the Tom Ford-directed Nocturnal Animals, which won him the Golden Globe and got him a BAFTA nomination, and the Doug Liman-directed drama The Wall. He’s repped by UTA, Brillstein Partners and Sloane Offer.

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Today is Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s birthday. We here at Aaron Taylor-Johnson Daily would like to wish him a very happy 27th birthday. If you want, you can leave a comment wishing him a Happy Birthday!

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It is one of Hollywood’s most stable, albeit unlikely, marriages.

Now Aaron Taylor-Johnson has revealed that he is so engrossed in his home life with wife Sam that he often considers quitting acting altogether.

The Nocturnal Animals star, 26, shares two daughters – Wylda Rae, six, and Romy Hero, four – with the artist-turned-director, and admits his most important role to date is fatherhood. In a brooding shoot for Mr Porter magazine, the hunky actor says: ‘I get more fulfilment from being a father than I do from being an actor. I’m still constantly wanting to give it up.’

Aaron – who first met his wife as she took the helm of Beatles biopic Nowhere Boy in 2009 – reveals to the magazine that he relishes his time away from the film set and spending time at home, cooking for his kids and working on the garden. He and Sam are set to work together again on the big screen adaptation of a mystery book they have bought the rights to.

But despite their millions and access to the good life, Aaron is adamant he finds happiness in the small stuff – romantic gestures to his partner, who he says he feels completely in ‘sync’ with. Talking about Valentine’s Day in the Taylor-Johnson household, he said: ‘Mamma got a dozen on Valentine’s Day. The other girls got half a dozen each.’

And when it comes to ongoing interest in the 26 year age gap between the couple, Aaron is adamant he pays it no mind.

‘I don’t really analyse our relationship,’ he continues. ‘I just know that it works.

‘I just feel secure and loved and safe. We have this very deep connection. We’re just in synch.’

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Pop the champagne!

Aaron Taylor-Johnson just won his first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Nocturnal Animals.

Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds presented the actor with the honor for his portrayal of a murderer in the Tom Ford-directed film. Taylor-Johnson’s fellow nominees included Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Dev Patel (Lion) and Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins).

After giving his wife, director Sam Taylor-Johnson, a big kiss, the 26-year-old English actor took the stage and praised his other half for her support throughout the process.

“I want to thank my wife for being there with me, supporting me through this,” he said. “Thank you for putting up with me. Jesus, that was not very pleasant in this role, so you’re my soulmate and I love you very much.”

And, he didn’t forget to give shout-outs to his costars as well.

“Thank you, Tom Ford, so much for this opportunity,” he added. “Creating this role and collaborating on this journey was an immense joy. Thank you Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon for raising the bar high. I enjoyed every second of it.”

Congratulations!

Photos from the Golden Globe will be posted when I can find some from the accounts that I do have access to.

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Happy 26th Birthday to Aaron Taylor-Johnson. If you would like please leave your birthday wishes below.

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Just like last year, Legendary Pictures is about to participate in this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

While they haven’t revealed what they are going to present in their big panel (scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at 2:30 PM) which will be hosted by Chris Hardwick, there’s an ongoing rumor claiming that more of “Godzilla 2” monsters will be revealed.

Last year’s presentation revealed that Rodan, Ghidora and Mothra are going to join Godzilla in the sequel.

“Let them fight,” the voice over said in the video teaser released at 2014 San Diego Comic-con showing the three monsters who are supposed to appear in the sequel.

However, last year’s presentation did not say anything about the highly anticipated monster called Mechagodzilla.

Could this upcoming Comic Con make way for the introduction of Mechagodzilla?

While no confirmation has been made yet, Legendary Pictures is known to have been giving out surprises for their fans during such conventions, thus it will not hurt to anticipate such event this upcoming Comic Con.

In line with “Godzilla 2” monsters news, there have been reports claiming that original cast member Aaron Taylor-Johnson is going to reprise his role to Gareth Edward’s “Godzilla” sequel.

Talking to Cinema Blend, “Godzilla” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson candidly shared his knowledge of the movie.

“Our director, Gareth Edwards, is off shooting a ‘Star Wars’ movie now, so I think, you know, and he was a huge influence on the franchise,” the 25-year-old English star who recently played Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” explained.

“So I think they’re waiting on Gareth, and then when Gareth gets around, they will all jump in a room, brainstorm, and do their thing. And I don’t know if I’d be a part of it, if it would be set somewhere else, if it’s going to be in the future. … It’s just kind of, it’s just so broad.”

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