Date of Birth : Sep 4th 1969
Taylor first gained international attention playing the tormented young pianist David Helfgott in the 1996 film Shine. Taylor’s résumé includes action movies (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), comedies (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), psychological thrillers (Vanilla Sky) and historical dramas (Max, in which he played the young Adolf Hitler.)
Taylor once commented in an interview that he was sick of acting out the nostalgic reminiscences of other people. He has done this in a number of films including The Nostradamus Kid which was based, apparently, on the memories of the Australian author Bob Ellis, and Almost Famous, based on the memories of the film’s writer and director, Cameron Crowe.
He appears in the video Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow – a song by Australian Group Nick Cave and the band The Bad Seeds.