Cover Boy: Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Io Donna Magazine

Posted on May 30, 2014


Aaron-Taylor-Johnson-Io-Donna-Magazine-May-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO“Godzilla” actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson covers the May 2014 issue of Io Donna magazine photographed by Lorenzo Agius.


FACE. This boy’s got one.

In fact, we think he’s about a thousand times more handsome in photographs than any film we’ve seen him in. We’re surprised he’s not positively drowning in luxury and fashion endorsement contracts. He’s got the looks and intensity of a model. Give this boy a Prada or Burberry campaign, pronto.

That’s all. Feel free to hang this in your locker or over your bed.




[Photo Credit: Lorenzo Agius for Io Donna Magazine]

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  • @Biting Panda

    Helloooooh handsome.

  • Laura Renee

    Gorgeous suit he looks to be wearing, too.

  • lunchcoma

    Gorgeous, and all the better for not coming with interview quotes. He’s awfully pretty, and I hate it when he keeps distracting me with the dumb.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I never thought of him as dumb, but I guess I haven’t read many interviews.

  • Sonia Perez

    Lost my train of thought staring at him……AH, oh yes! Mmmmmmm……

  • RussellH88

    I’m honestly not seeing this.

    He looks like he’s on an “Sorry For Your Loss” Hallmark Card.

    • Anna

      This is actually the most attractive I’ve ever found him, but that made me burst out laughing.

      • demidaemon

        Me too, on all your points.

    • Constant Reader

      CAN’T UNSEE.

    • majorbedhead

      I was going to say he looked deeply confused, but I like your line better.

  • duckgirlie

    I can never look at him without thinking DOUCHEBAG at top volume and I’m not entirely sure why

  • Sobaika


  • Wink

    Hot next door neighbor. “May I borrow a cup of sugar?”

  • Chuck Barthelme

    He’d be better off if he just shaved the high school kid attempt at a beard. Lighter skinned dudes just don’t do well with the half-assed stubble thing.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’m out of step. To me he looks like the grown, bearded version of the dead solid ordinary boy who was in your elementary school CCD (religious education) class every Sunday for 6 years and never said one word to any of the girls the entire time. And you didn’t really notice him as one of the gang of boys. The “find someone for my friend” blind date – perfectly nice, but you’re not going to end up drunkenly making out at the end of the night unless it’s VERY drunkenly.

    That looks like a stunning suit/shirt combo on him, though.

    • Sarah

      Heh I never noticed ANY boys in my CCD classes. I was always just waiting for them to be OVER so I could go home and get out of my irritating church clothes.

      • formerlyAnon

        OMG, I spent FOREVER cataloging the clothes, hair and behavior of anyone in my range of vision in CCD because it was sooo boring. I would recognize Robert Wordell’s tie (he wore the same one in 4th-6th grade) today if I had to pick it out of a line up.

    • smayper

      Love the narrative!

      • formerlyAnon

        *replied in wrong place*

    • hyperionic

      That’s exactly my type. I love average white boys.

      • formerlyAnon

        Isn’t it wonderful how it works out that we’re not all competing for a single “look” in a mate?

    • another_laura

      Aaah, CCD. The bane of my Saturday mornings.

      • formerlyAnon

        OMG. How awful to have CCD on Saturday morning and Mass on Sunday or on Saturday evening! We had Mass at 9 on Sunday, CCD at 10:15, and were efficiently home long before noon, hours before our various denomination southern Protestant playmates who had Church, then coffee/social time, then Sunday School, then lunch with the grandparents (ours were all dead).

  • Danielle

    Excuse me, I need a mop for all the eggs I just dropped all over the floor.

    • Lucía Gavello

      Ditto, we’ve made a mess yet again uncles… so sorry.

  • KT


  • Sarah Thomas

    He needs to play an innocent-seeming murderer, stat. He has just the looks for it.

    • Alyssa

      He totally does!

  • MilaXX

    He’s pretty but I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen him in anything.

    • siriuslover

      I love his furrowed brow…and I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything either. Somehow, all the new boy / man stars are escaping my notice.

      • smayper

        I think of the little lines between the brows as “Oh Dear” lines.

        • majorbedhead

          My mother called those frinkles. Frown wrinkles. So, basically, you keep making that face, young man, and it’s going to freeze that way. I should know. Ask my mother.

      • marlie

        That furrowed brow is part of what does it for me. The sweetie tends to do that too, so I suppose that’s why.

        • siriuslover

          he reminds me of Flynn Rider / Eugene from Tangled when he tries to give Rapunzel “that look.”

    • Anna

      I liked him in the first Kick Ass, but that’s the only thing I’ve seen him in. I am looking forward to Age of Ultron.

    • Imasewsure

      He was the “Chris Evans”/”Chris Pine” generic American hero dude in Godzilla. Trite…. Godzilla was cute though

    • Griffinqueen

      He’s in the excellent Glenn Close movie “Albert Nobbs” .

  • deelup

    Yes, I think you could be a model. Can you please take off your clothes for some “test” shots?

  • Sarah

    His eyes are lovely, but I think he should lose the beard. Seems like a case of “If you can’t grow it, don’t show it.”

  • Latin Buddy

    Sorry. I was initially impressed by this kid’s look in that John Lennon movie and then nerd love for Kick Ass Shut Up…but he is so DULL in Godzilla.

    • dmkava

      I loved that movie and him in it. I really watched out for him after that but it appears he’s “gone Hollywood”, which is a shame. And after this he’s in the new Avengers-yuck.

  • Madam Von Sassypants


  • trisker

    The quote on the front says he lives with four daughters and a great wife and it’s the happiest house in the world!

    • myandyleigh

      And his wife is the director of the “Fifty Shades of Gray” movie, and she’s twice his age. And they do appear to be really happy and into each other. He’s apparently much more interesting than that pretty face would lead one to believe.

  • TM

    Eh, still cuter back in his “Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging” days. He looked so earnest then.

  • Mink Carlyle

    He looks like every other guy walking down a British high street. Nothing special to me.

  • marlie

    THIS ONE gives me all the feels. If you’ll excuse me…

  • vahtel

    In the words of Bridget Jones: “Ding Dong!”

  • Jessica Freeman

    Who is this person? I find him standard pretty…but he’s no Joe.

  • heather adair

    er…..once I saw “young k-fed” in his facial hair, I couldn’t UN-see it.

  • Imasewsure

    Gawd that Godzilla movie was stupid (and not in a good way like the originals). He was dull dull dull too but as a model I can definitely see it.

    • boweryboy

      I actually enjoyed the Godzilla movie. It was so stupid that it was fun.

  • jilly_d

    Totally generic looking. You all can have him.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


  • Jacqueline Wessel

    He does nothing for me, but I love his jacket. And I’m willing to overlook the fact that he has one too many buttons undone on his shirt considering there’s no tie. I’m sure many of you would like it if all the buttons were undone…;)

  • boweryboy

    He has nice eyes. The face, not so much – or maybe it’s just that pathetic excuse for a beard. I mean, seriously, if you can’t grow that shit out then don’t grow it at all.

  • fashionlurker

    I love him in the REM video of the song Berlin. It’s worth finding on YouTube to see his charm in action.

  • Kate4queen

    ‘Happy sigh’

  • Mr. J.

    A face out of a Bronzino painting, baby….or Pontormo…..what Franco Zefferelli could have done with this….Che bellezza.

  • kimmeister

    People who photograph so much better than what they look like in person; seems like that would be the textbook definition of a great model, no?

    • Wink

      Yes, like Gisele Bundchen.

    • demidaemon

      That’s what Tyra says, at least. That all models should look better in photographs than in person. She’s used it many a time in her bottom two speeches on ANTM.

  • OhSheila

    He’s pretty. I still find him and his wife weird as hell, but still. Pretty.

  • Miss wks

    Really?….that’s what his face says to me….”Really?….” and I sure as hell don’t want THAT hangin’ over my bed….

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    EW NO #1 on my celebrity irrational hate list!

  • Aidan B

    I have absolutely no idea who he is, but that is a damn pretty picture.

  • YoungSally

    Or on the pillow next to you.

  • NMMagpie

    Nope. The guy can be charming (read: Ultraviolet) but in this shot, he looks like a jerk. Only Michael Fassbender can work sexy jerk and have me love it.

  • BradCav

    Dang, looking at that photo, it’s a shame he didn’t land the gig as Quicksilver in the new X-Men film instead of the next Avengers. From this shot, I’d totally buy him as the son of Michael Fassbender.

    • Vera

      Too true.

  • Vera

    He’s beautiful, but ever since I heard his actual voice (kinda like David Beckham), I’ve stopped tingling for him.

  • Jecca2244

    ugh i love reading italian.

    he’s pretty.

  • Man Dala

    I agree to disagree: he was absolutely stunning in Anna Karenina, especially in the first part of the movie where he sports that beautiful long blond hair.

  • Lilyana_F

    Oh yes, he’s definitely working for me in pictures.

  • Orange Girl

    Uncles, thank you for introducing me to this young man. Weirdly, he reminds me of Josh Homme, who I also love.

  • Pterodactyl111

    BEAUTIFUL eyes, but the patchy beard has got to go. If you can’t grow it full, shave it off.

  • JynxTheCat

    ALways been on my dance card.

  • LadyVimes

    Werq those baby blues, boy.