Episode 238. Actor J.K. Simmons

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[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” content_placement=”top” equal_height=”yes” parallax=”content-moving-fade” slider_images=”12004″ slider_animation=”fadeZoom” overlay_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.2)” css=”.vc_custom_1512315432253{background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat;background-size: contain !important;}” anchor_link=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-2″][rowshape type=”rowshape_4″ position=”bottom” height=”30″ color=”#2b272c”][rowshape type=”rowshape_4″ position=”bottom” height=”50″ color=”rgba(166,115,81,0.6)”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” anchor_link=”intro” css=”.vc_custom_1451644722488{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]JK SimmonsOscar-winning character actor (and not famous author) J.K. Simmons discusses his incredibly varied and interesting career, including fascinating backstage glimpses from the sets of Oz, Juno, The Closer, and a little movie called Spiderman (the Tobey Maguire one). Featuring the relationship between music and acting, the value of interpreting the script and working with great directors, the sweetest job ever (no pun intended), questionable advice for young actors, and a reduced “Trouble”-off. (Pictured, above: Simmons as the two Howard Silks in the Starz series Counterpart. To hear an interview with his Counterpart co-star Olivia Williams, click here.) (UPDATE: On February 22, 2015, J.K. won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in Whiplash. It couldn’t have happened to nicer guy playing a meaner guy.) (MP3. Length 32:19)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]