LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 01: Aaron Taylor-Johnson attends the Los Angeles Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Bullet Train" at Regency Village Theatre on August 01, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Why Tangerine
From Bullet
Train Looks So

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays Tangerine in “Bullet Train,” already has quite an impressive career for such a young actor. He started as a child actor, starring in such films as "Shanghai Knights" and "The Illusionist.”

Child Actor

Johnson’s big break came when he played a teenage John Lennon in "Nowhere Boy." In preparation for the role, Johnson taught himself to sing and play guitar before he even auditioned, and critics praised his performance.

John Lennon

The actor starred in the film adaptation of the uber-violent "Kick-Ass" comics. Johnson played the film's awkward protagonist, who decides to take to the streets as a costumed vigilante despite a complete lack of superpowers, skills, or even basic fighting training.


Taylor-Johnson — now going under his newly changed name after marrying director Sam Taylor-Wood — played U.S. Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody in Gareth Edwards' take on "Godzilla." The actor had to undergo military training for the role and performed many of his own stunts.


Taylor-Johnson's Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, had a cameo in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Quicksilver played a larger role in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but met a relatively quick end in the final act.