J.K. Simmons faced a tough balancing act when his lifelong nonchalance about awards for acting came up against him becoming the runaway favorite to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. J.K. and Marc talk about how he reconciled that contradiction with help from Jason Reitman and how his late-blooming Hollywood career helped him maintain perspective. They also talk about his time on stage in Seattle, Broadway and regional theaters across the country, his fear of being typecast when he was on Oz, and the big shift that happened when he made Juno.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
You all know J.K. Simmons: he’s the Oscar-winning actor who browbeat Miles Teller in Whiplash. He’s Ellen Page’s father in Juno. He’s costarred in such TV series as Oz and The Closer and sells insurance on the side. And for twenty years he’s been the voice of the yellow M&M in those TV commercials. In real life, he’s a hard-working actor with years of experience and lots of great stories. You’ll share Leonard’s interest in this engaging professional who loves what he does.
Join Kevin as he sits down with Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, I'm Not Here). J.K. accepts the KPCS Award for Most Digressions, and chats about bogarting parts, alpha stacking, and playing the lead role in "Cowboy: The Musical".This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/chat) and Audible (www.audible.com/KPCS).
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