Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Shortlist Magazine

Posted on August 30, 2013



“Kick-Ass 2” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is featured in Shortlist magazine.





[Photo Credit: Shortlist Magazine]

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    • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

      Irrational Hate List.

      • Denise Alden

        I still haven’t forgiven him for Vronsky.

        • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

          And did you see Albert Nobbs? Ugh. He’s just sleazy and douchy and unlikeable.

      • Billie_Dawn

        There are few actors out there where I can honestly say that I don’t understand their appeal (either looks-wise or talent-wise), but he’s at the top of that list.

    • Sobaika

      Things are happening. In my nether regions. THINGS.

      Bless you, Sausage Friday.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        He makes things happen. A lot.

      • Lucía Gavello

        Tell me about it, I suddenly feel the urge to do some laundry. This has been a particularly tasty sausage Friday. I’ll be in my bunk.

        • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

          Geez, if I had that in my laundry room, I’d never stop doing laundry…

      • Lily-Rygh

        I couldn’t agree more, and I have no idea who this guy even IS! But I guess that’s not really the point, now, is it, girls…

    • Emily Dagger

      I have no idea who this young man is, but I enjoy this very much. Verrrry much.

      • Nicholas

        He’s got a British accent, too.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        He is an absolute chameleon. I’ve seen a series of pics where he looks so drastically different in each one, it’s hard to believe he is same man. The link will be in my comment if it survives Disqus moderation.

      • marlie

        I didn’t see Anna Karenina (Tolstoy is among my least favorite authors), so I have no opinion of him as Vronsky, but Keanu Reeves is to this day one of the biggest “WTF were they thinking??” movie castings I’ve ever seen.

        • dorothea_brooke

          I liked his Vronsky. I liked that he looked so dandyish, almost feminine. It fit with the highly theatrical mood and look of the film, and was a nice contrast to the usual boring Vronskys, which don’t allow for the character to develop from cad to the person you see at the end.

          • Sobaika

            I know fuck all about Anna Karenina so take this with a grain of salt, but I liked his Vronksy. He has so much sexual magnetism I completely understood why shed want to tap that.

            • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

              Totes agree. Having never read Anna Karenina because lots of words and no pictures, I don’t have an opinion on that. But I thought he was very, very pretty. And “very, very pretty” is the depth to which I assess any movie.

        • AnaRoW

          For some reason Keanu doesn’t bother me so much in “Much Ado”. I guess it’s because I know how much he loves Shakespeare and how hard he’s tried to be a better actor.

          As for AT-J but his relationship at 19 with a woman more than twice his age (Sam Taylor-Wood, now his wife) skeeved me out. It’s irrational but it bugged me for some reason. He does have a nice body though.

          • Imasewsure

            I think that would make me love him more….oh well…

            • giddypony

              And he is still with her, with children. Plus, he added her name to his, which I find oddly sexxxy. Although interviews with him he sounds like an ass.

      • ankali

        Was Keanu not worse in Dracula? (I’m really asking; I adore him in Dracula, but that’s because he’s so unintentionally hilarious.)

        • Emily Dagger

          I think he’s probably worse in Dracula, objectively, but I think he’s more miscast in Much Ado, largely because it’s a better movie. In Dracula, his badness becomes part of the tapestry of delightful, terrible cheese that comprises that film. In Much Ado, he’s the one tin note in an otherwise flawless cast.

          • ankali

            Excellent and well-articulated points.

      • fursa_saida

        I wouldn’t have recognized him here; I think he’s bulked up/filled out a lot, possible because of the Kick-Ass sequel? The whole point in the first was that he was physically ineffectual and a failed superhero, so it made sense for him to be a bit weedy, but maybe they’ve gone in a different direction for the sequel. Alternately, it could just be getting older.

    • marlie

      I have no idea who this guy is, but I think this might be my favorite Sausage Friday post of the day. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need some time alone.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        I put a link in my comment, but since I am impatient on your behalf and I care and want you to have this;
        Google “Droll Girl, Hot or Not, his name”. You’re so very welcome, my friend. Have a fantastic weekend!!

        • marlie

          You are indeed a lovely person. This has totally made my evening.

          Have a wonderful weekend yourself, my dear! xoxo

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            My girl Jane runs a fairly awesome site. Her entire Hot or Not section is time well wasted. I love her artists features too.

    • Random Compliments

      Yes please.

    • Nicholas

      This might be the first cover shoot for a man with original concepts I’ve seen in months.

      I can’t believe he’s not sitting in a car in any of the photos.

      The last photo is too Republican/NFL player, though.

      • marlie

        The last shot is my favorite, I think. I think it’s the “shhh” gesture…

        • Nicholas

          That’s him being a great model. I think a more colourful get-up would have helped; it’s probably the anodyne anti-colour look that kills it—again, even though I’m not the target demographic.

          The suit is decently fitted, but it’s just too boring and generic in a Tim Tebow way. Something as simple as a pink shirt would have done wonders.

          • marlie

            You may be right about the shirt. Maybe he should take the clothes off and start all over again. 😉

            ETA: Nicholas, you’re free to excuse yourself.

          • Kent Roby

            A straight man on TLo describing a look as “anodyne”? Color me confused! LOL. Just kidding, everyone is welcome and embraced here, and your Tebow reference totally got you back on the manly-man train, because he’s such a….um……marginal football player (good looks and questionable sexuality notwithstanding). :)

    • kimmeister

      Whoa, I never would have known he was the kid from Kick-A** if it wasn’t listed here. He fills out a suit (of the non superhero variety) nicely.

    • crash1212

      I don’t know who this is, but he was born to wear that suit in the last picture.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      First Neville Longbottom, then McLovin, and now Kick-Ass? These boys turned into MEN.

      • marlie

        Neville. *sigh*

    • MilaXX

      Fresh meat! Not a bad editorial

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      That photo of him in the ring is giving me life. Thanks!

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        Yes ma’am. And the picture of him on the dryer is making me want to go sit on the dryer. If you know what I mean…

        • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera


    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I’m still in debate on his acting chops, but cristeawlmitey, he is delectable

    • Terri Terri

      That sure never happens in MY laundrymat!

    • RL McGruder

      GOT. DAMN. Whoa.

      Thank you.

    • Diego!

      OMG… I just checked this out… *speechless*

    • Jenna Chapman

      Sweet jesus, when did he acquire a concealed carry permit? Those guns…

    • Victoria

      I had been feeling a little ridiculous for my, ahem, thoughts about this lovely man who is young enough to have been birthed by me. Then I looked him up and found out his wife is older than I and was irrationally pleased.

      • marlie

        Well, I’m not old enough to be his mother, but yes, the fact that his wife is older than me did make me feel less bad for drooling on my keyboard over him.

    • clairellis

      I’ve got something else you could do with that finger, sir, and I can guarantee you, I won’t be quiet.

    • kirkyo

      So hot. In all four pics.

      What an introduction.

    • guest2visits

      Ok I don’t care how old he is or who he is; he’s gorgeous. (no; I know him from KickAss and Anna K.)

    • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

      The curls are lovely but with short hair (and those recently acquired muscles) he turns into a seriously hot man.

    • Imasewsure

      Never seen him before but I love the laundry shot and the suit. These are fun and he manages to look totally different in each of them. Love it

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I can’t wait until his moment is over, because he gives me the deep and abiding creeps. It honestly upsets me to hear he’s been cast in movies I’m interested in.

    • ItsDicey

      Sorry, I just don’t get it. Especially the laundromat shot.

    • amy_raks

      He’s going to be a round for quite a while, he’s only 23, and is quite the chameleon. Do a Google images search of him to see how versatile his look is (which is refreshing compared to so many actors who look and act exactly the same in every movie). Just last night I was looking him up after watching five minutes of the first “Kick Ass” and realized I had seen him in several movies, even back when he was about 12 in “Shanghai Knights.”

    • MsMajestyk

      Oh my.

    • demidaemon

      I’m loving that second pic. Sorry, I’m shallow.

    • acevedob

      OH MY GOD. That is all.

    • joything

      Son of Rufus Sewell. Yes, I am old enough to remember when Rufus Sewell caused ovaries to burst into flames.

      • marlie

        He certainly does resemble Rufis Sewell (rowr!), but AT-J’s imdb page says that his father is a civil engineer.

        • joything

          I did not mean literally! Just an ovarian flashback. Or echo.

          Should that be a thing? “Ovarian echo” for fetal boystars who recall swoons of decades past?

          • marlie

            Gotcha. But yes, someone needs to make a movie where Aaron plays Rufus’ son. Exploding ovaries the world over.

            And I’m going to have to find a way to work “ovarian echo” into conversation some time this week.

    • Dennis

      I can’t watch him in a movie cause his butt is so distracting. It’s the cutest butt I’ve ever seen. All I can do is stare at it and say in my head “dat ass”

    • Dan_In_NYC

      I don’t know who he is, but I want one.

    • Spicytomato1

      Swoon. Swoon. Swoon. SWOON.

    • Maggie Smith

      Wow, so I just looked this dude up because I had no idea who he was. And everything he’s doing in this spread here, he needs to Keep Doing! Except he has GOT to shave that neck beard! I am often not offended by the neck beard, but it does not do him any favors at all. And he’s just too pretty to be ruined by a neck beard.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Totally didn’t recognize him without the floppy Kick-Ass hair. At first I thought that Elijah Wood had seriously bulked up somehow or something. But hot damn, you look good with the short hair, Kick Ass. Well done.