J.K. Simmons

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American actor born Jonathan Kimble Simmons

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Writer/director Damien Chazelle and star J.K. Simmons on turning Whiplash from a Sundance short into an Oscar-nominated feature.

Damien Chazelle & J.K. Simmons: Whiplash

Writer/director Damien Chazelle and star J.K. Simmons on turning Whiplash from a Sundance short into an Oscar-nominated feature.

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