Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson; 13 June 1990) is an English actor from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. He began his career at the age of six in films like Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and The Illusionist. He played John Lennon in Nowhere Boy. He also starred in Kick-Ass (2010) and its 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2. He played Lieutenant Ford Brody in the 2014 version of Godzilla. He legally changed his name to Aaron Taylor-Johnson after marrying British director Sam Taylor-Wood.