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MVP of the Week: Aaron Johnson

posted by Nell Minow

British actor Aaron Johnson appears in two films that open this week. He plays the title role in Kick-Ass (featuring previous MVP Mark Strong) and he is very good both as the wimpy would-be superhero and the resilient, lithe almost-action star. And we see him in a small but crucial role in The Greatest as the beloved teenage son of Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon and the all-too-brief boyfriend of Carey Mulligan. Witnessed mostly in flashback, he still makes a strong impression, making us feel his loss and connect to those who miss him.

In his next film, Johnson plays John Lennon in “Nowhere Boy.” Here’s a sneak peek:



  • CORINNE

    YES! Finally the beginning of ‘The Beatles’. The Beatles were the first taste of ‘Rock and Roll’ that I heard at the age of 4. My Uncle Joe May introduced me to the band at my Baba’s (Russian for Grandma) house. It was magical, ‘Lucy in the sky with Diamond’s’ was the 1st song I remember hearing, laying on the white speckled black carpet in the parlor. I’ve loved them ever since. I will be there when the doors open to see the ‘beginning’. Thanks John, Paul, George & Ringo! I love you. Peace&Love Corinne

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Great, Corinne! I am also a complete Beatlemaniac, going back to the first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Thanks so much!

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