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Whiplash

22 Jan

J.K. Simmons (right) leaves behind his affable persona to play a hot-headed jazz chair who berates his musicians, most commonly Andrew (Miles Teller, left) in Whiplash

J.K. Simmons, the gummy affable bald guy who frequently crowds your TV in those semi-humorous Farmers University Insurance ads, has been a long-toiling character actor waiting for his thick slab of meat. In the interim, he has projected a similar amiable persona as the dad in the indie hit Juno and conjured up something a bit more cantankerous and angry as the news editor J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy. With Whiplash, Simmons finally gets his steak, and a hunk of Kobe at that.¬† Continue reading