Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nylon Guys Magazine

Posted on April 18, 2014

This boy can take a picture, that’s for sure. We never remember any of his roles, but he knows how to work a lens, we’ll give him that. It helps that he’s got that face hanging off the front of his head.

Aaron-Taylor-Johnson-Nylon-Guys-Magazine-May-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Aaron Taylor-Johnson covers the May 2014 issue of NYLON Guys magazine photographed by Kenneth Capello.

Aaron-Taylor-Johnson-Nylon-Guys-Magazine-May-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Jacket by Private Stock | Shirt by Marc Jacobs | Pants by Vivienne Westwood Man



We’re fanning ourselves like Miss Celie in church, child. Almost made us forget he was wearing a pajama top.





[Photo Credit: Kenneth Capello for NYLON Guys Magazine]

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  • yethica

    That cover photo makes him look like a very unclassy chav, but the second photo? Le Sigh….

    • Trent

      Also, his thighs on the cover look like toothpicks, but photo #2? GURL.

      • boweryboy

        Right? I think the print and the tightness of the pants in the second photo give the illusion of beefy thighs. Either that or some one got a bit too carried away with Photoshop.

  • @Biting Panda

    I’m irritated at the overexposed lighting. But hey, thighs.

    (PS You really must check out, my friend Jane’s, Hot or Not post, dedicated to him at DrollGirl (dot com). He’s quite the chameleon.)

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      You’re right. The lighting really bugs.

    • alyce1213

      Before reading the credits, I thought the photographer was Terry Richardson — but he’s clothed, so no.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        He’s male, so I don’t think the usual Richardson skeevyness applies.

        • demidaemon

          I always thought he was an equal opportunity skeeve.

    • melisaurus

      whhahaaatttt total chameleon!! I can’t believe that’s the kid from kick ass!

  • fashionlurker

    Watch the youtube video of REM’s Berlin to see the charm of Aaron Taylor-Johnson in action. So charming.

  • Haley Buchanan

    If you’ve never seen Kick Ass you should watch it. (The first one, definitely not the second.) He and Chloë Grace Moretz are both delightful in it.

    • Violentcello

      Loved that movie. Then he was unrecognizable in Savages.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    This is what Russell Crowe sees in the mirror – a manliness that defies spotted shirts.

  • NMMagpie

    He’s quite good in Nowhere Boy. Still, my fave is always going to be Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging.

    • KinoEye

      Being a huge Beatles and Lennon fan, I’m not sure I know of an actor who could play him completely to my satisfaction (because that’s totally the most important factor in any Lennon/Beatles films — meeting KinoEye’s casting expectations). But Aaron did an admirable job, and it was downright eerie how much he looked like a young Lennon in the greaser years as the film went on. I wasn’t entirely sold at first, but once he slicked his hair back I could see it for sure.

      • NMMagpie

        I am right there with you. I had a hard time with that in the early going but it was all good in the end.

    • demidaemon

      I strangely remember that book, which I had to read for my English Education course in college.

      • NMMagpie

        The film is worth a look, if you have the time. :)

    • Jennifer Schiller

      Love Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging. The Brits (and credit Nickelodeon) got teenage notso angst down pat with that one. It was at least free on Amazon Prime, not sure if it still is.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    “We’re fanning ourselves like Miss Celie in church, child. Almost made us forget he was wearing a pajama top.” – well there you go. Never thought I’d laugh at a Color Purple reference, but now I have!

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I prefer him with longer hair (I’m a sucker for curls) but I like these – something about his expression in the second wants me to see him play opposite Elijah Wood as Elijah’s more strapping, successful brother.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

    That second pair of trousers is proof, were it needed, that Vivienne Westwood is a dirty old lady. That’s quite the invitation to stare at a man’s crotch. That first picture though, god, he looks like he gets his jewellery from the Argos catalogue.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      For which we thank Ms Westwood.

  • R.A.

    “Face hanging off the front of his head” – how do you guys come up with this stuff? So good.

  • Danielle

    I have no idea who he is but I want him to crack me between his thighs like a walnut.

    • Leah Elzinga

      ahahahaha! Thanks for adding to my one-liner repertoire.

  • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

    Just realized how badly I need to see a woman on a magazine cover posing with fists like that. And not a martial arts magazine.

    • jay

      either Michelle Rodriguez or some high femme. swoon

  • Denise Alden

    I can’t help it, but I’ll never forgive him for what he did to Vronsky.

  • Coleen

    Sam Taylor-Johnson is one lucky, lucky woman. THOSE THIGHS.

  • Madam Von Sassypants

    Ever since he got all beefed out for Kick Ass 2, I’ve been repeatedly surprised by how his photoshoots make me feel like I’m 15 again and I want to cut the photos out and tape them to my wall.

  • marlie

    I generally find him very swoon-worthy, but these pictures do nothing for me. Although I could look at his thighs in the second picture all day long.

  • somebody blonde

    Those pants are doing amazing things to emphasize the glorious thighs, too. Mm mmm.

  • j_am

    I have no idea who this guy is!

    • Rhonda Shore

      i don’t either!

      • malarson2


  • boweryboy

    A slight comedown from the deliciousness of Jude Law. LOVE the pants, although I think the print (along with the fact they’re too tight) gives the illusion of luscious thighs.

    It’s too bad I can’t afford Vivienne Westwood because I would rock the hell out of them. Here’s to hoping Zara will do a knock-off.

  • LadyVimes

    Those stripes certainly are…focus pulling, aren’t they? I may need to borrow a fan, lads.

  • KinoEye

    He looks pretty good. This magazine annoys me, though. It must be very insecure in its masculinity that it feels the need to insist it’s “Not for Girls” on the cover. Thanks for the tip, Nylon. I’ll go about buying my regular magazines — Esquire, Playboy, GQ — which are clearly for girls, since the cover bears no such disclaimer to the contrary.

    • demidaemon

      KinoEye and Sarcasm: 1, Nylon Guys: 0.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I love Also: THIGHS. and welcome it as I do spring.

  • conniemd

    Doesn’t do a thing for me.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Not getting it. No clue who he is either.

    • MilaXX

      I had to google and it still didn’t ring a bell.

  • CNM

    I just CAN NOT anymore with these straggly half-beards dudes are sporting these days. Either grow a beard, or shave your face!

  • Janet B

    Nylon consistently has my least favorite covers.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I was halfway through the first ‘Kick Ass’ movie before I realized how hot this boy is. He’s even better now that he’s approaching 30.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    He’s on my irrational hate list. Blech.

  • webslice33

    he married a really old lady..very old..

    • Prudentia

      Sam Taylor-Johnson is only 47. Hardly “very old”! :)

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    He’s gotten really hot. I’m surprised they didn’t play up the blue of his eyes more (that’s the one hint in Kick-Ass that he was going to grow up to be this pretty), but Nylon always has these shitty polaroid covers. Also, I covet those op-art pants for my boyfriend.

  • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

    Can’t decide if I loathe him because he looks like my worst ex-boyfriend, or comes off as a smarmy douche in his own right. Kind of impressed with how well he’s working polka dots and Doppler-Effect stripes, at any rate.

  • demidaemon

    That may be a pajama top, but he’s wearing it quite well. Just less clothes to remove before bed. :)

  • Gloriana Reginata

    Dear sweet Jesus, could they have made those trousers any tighter? I like a man to show his assets, but these are wince-making.

  • St. Ace

    I would leave my middle-aged politician husband and be socially outcast for him, only to later buckle under the shame and throw myself under a train so that he can marry another (richer and unsullied) woman.

  • Kent Roby

    The polka dot pajama top is tragic, but it’s still hard not to stare into his eyes. Or thighs.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    ATJ wants a piece of the action, huh? I’d like a piece of ATJ! 😉

  • Jacob Bowen

    You would think I would stare at the polka dots…because I LOVE THEM…but it’s also impossible for me not to follow those stripes to their final destination.

  • dmkava

    I didn’t know you could wear polkas with stripes? I guess you learn something new everyday. That shirt is awesome