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Noah Taylor

Highest Rated:   96% Flirting (1992)
Lowest Rated:   20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)
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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 AmenĂ¡bar'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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Free Fire
  • Gordon
$1.8M 2017
44% The Windmill (The Windmill Massacre)
  • Nicholas
2016
No Score Yet The Menkoff Method
  • Actor
2016
44% Maya The Bee Movie
  • Actor
2015
84% Predestination
  • Mr. Robertson
$0.3M 2015
35% Anna
  • Peter Lundgren
2014
91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
  • Dr. Carter
$77.2M 2014
83% The Double
  • Harris
$0.6M 2014
40% Lost in Karastan
  • Actor
2014
67% Lawless
  • Gummy Walsh
$36.4M 2012
86% Submarine
  • Lloyd Tate
$0.5M 2011
81% Red Dog
  • Jack Collins
$14.1M 2011
80% Made in Dagenham
  • Lisa Hopkins' Son
$1.1M 2010
78% 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
62% The New World
  • Selway
$12.5M 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Vladimir Wolodarsky
$24M 2004
24% 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
No Score Yet 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
93% The Year My Voice Broke
  • Danny Embling
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Preacher
2016
  • Actor
  • 2017
91% And Then There Were None
2015
  • Thomas Rogers
  • 2016
48% Powers
2015-2016
  • Johnny Royalle
  • 2016
  • 2015
95% Game of Thrones
2011
  • Locke
  • 2014
  • 2013
65% Hatfields & Mccoys
2012
  • Lark Varney
94% Peaky Blinders
2013-2016
  • Darby Sabini

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