Noah Taylor

Highest Rated: 96% Flirting (1992)
Birthday: Sep 4, 1969
Birthplace: Not Available
Appearing to be a blend of Steve Buscemi and Nick Cave, Noah Taylor made his name playing Danny Embling, a young man juggling inner torment and sexual anxiety in John Duigan's The Year My Voice Broke (1987) and Flirting (1991). In 1996, he gained further international recognition and respect for his role as the younger version of piano prodigy David Helfgott in Scott Hicks' Shine. The son of journalists, Taylor was born in Melbourne, Australia, on September 4, 1969. Although he spent his early years wanting to be a spy or a commando, he began his acting career at the age of 16 when he left school and joined the city's St. Martin's Youth Theatre. His work with the theater led to his casting as Danny Embling in The Year My Voice Broke. Following the critical success of both Year and its sequel, Flirting, Taylor became known as one of his country's most promising actors. His widely praised performance in Shine further solidified this status, and he was able to do steady work in a number of diverse projects both at home and abroad. In 1998, Taylor starred in Ben Hopkins' acclaimed period drama Simon Magus, and the following year he starred alongside Daniel Auteuil in Michel Blanc's Mauvaise Passe and won a coveted role in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, the semi-autobiographical tale of an aspiring teen rock journalist. Taylor would work again with Crowe the very next year, taking a role in the director's remake of Alejandro Amenábar's Open Your Eyes, entitled Vanilla Sky. Heading into action territory with the high-profile video game-to-screen adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, Taylor straddled the line between big-budget excess and independent credibility with an appearance in the little seen but curiously titled He Died With a Felafel in His Hand that same year. In 2002, Taylor gained notable media attention for his controversial portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the independent drama Max. The film presented an intimate view of the future Nazi leader as a young aspiring artist, leading numerous groups to protest its humanization of such a feared and monstrous figure. Though the reviews of the film itself were generally fairly positive, Max soon disappeared from arthouse screens with Taylor's performance going largely unseen. If audiences had missed Taylor in Max, however, they would no doubt have a chance to catch him on the screen the very next year in the Tomb Raider sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Taylor next showed up in the anticipated Wes Anderson adventure comedy The Life Aquatic alongside an all-star cast, including Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, and Willem Dafoe.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
47% Skyscraper Mr. Pierce 2018
69% Free Fire Gordon $1.8M 2017
44% The Windmill (The Windmill Massacre) Nicholas 2016
No Score Yet The Menkoff Method Actor 2016
47% Maya The Bee Movie Actor 2015
83% Predestination Mr. Robertson $0.3M 2015
33% Anna Peter Lundgren 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow Dr. Carter $77.2M 2014
83% The Double Harris $0.6M 2014
38% Lost in Karastan Actor 2014
67% Lawless Gummy Walsh $36.4M 2012
88% Submarine Lloyd Tate $0.5M 2011
83% Red Dog Jack Collins $14.1M 2011
80% Made in Dagenham Lisa Hopkins' Son $1.1M 2010
80% Red White & Blue Nate 2010
33% The New Daughter Prof. White 2009
No Score Yet Lezione 21 (Lecture 21) (Lesson 21) Actor 2008
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mr. Bucket $206.2M 2005
86% The Proposition Brian O'Leary $1.8M 2005
63% The New World Selway $12.5M 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Vladimir Wolodarsky $24M 2004
25% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Bryce $65.8M 2003
No Score Yet The Sleeping Dictionary Actor 2003
69% Max Adolf Hitler $0.3M 2002
42% Vanilla Sky Edmund Ventura 2001
60% He Died With A Felafel In His Hand Danny 2001
20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider Bryce $129.6M 2001
63% Simon Magus Simon 2001
89% Almost Famous Dick Roswell $31.8M 2000
No Score Yet Mauvaise passe (The Escort) (The Wrong Blonde) Gem 1999
No Score Yet Brand New World Actor 1998
No Score Yet Life in the Fast Lane (There's No Fish Food in Heaven) Jeff 1998
No Score Yet True Love and Chaos Dean 1997
91% Shine David Helfgott (teen) 1996
No Score Yet Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Joe 1995
No Score Yet The Nostradamus Kid Ken Elkin 1993
No Score Yet Secrets (One Crazy Night) Randolph 1992
96% Flirting Danny Embling 1992
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Secrets' Randolf 1991
94% The Year My Voice Broke Danny Embling 1987

TV

CREDIT
92% And Then There Were None
2015
Thomas Rogers
  • 2018
  • 2016
90% Preacher
2016
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Deep Water
2016
Nick Manning
  • 2017
  • 2016
48% Powers
2015-2016
Johnny Royalle
  • 2016
  • 2015
89% Game of Thrones
2011
Locke
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Dave
  • 1993
71% Hatfields & Mccoys
2012
Lark Varney
95% Peaky Blinders
2013-2017
Darby Sabini

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