British actor Aaron Johnson began learning the craft at the tender age of six, appearing in professional productions of All My Sons and Macbeth with the likes of Rufus Sewell in 2006. He would spend the 2000s both growing up and growing as an actor, appearing in films like The Illusionist and Nowhere Boy, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, with whom he would have a relationship. In 2010, Johnson played Dave in the action comedy Kick-Ass, about a group of regular people who decide to try their luck at being super heroes. Though his subsequent turn as a ganja-growing hippie in Oliver Stone's Savages came just two years later, Johnson seemed to have matured a decade in just a few dozen months as he took on one of Mexico's most dangerous drug cartels in a daring bid to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend. A prominent role in Joe Wright's Anna Karena was quick to follow, then in 2013 it was back to bruising bad guys in Kick-Ass 2.