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Inspiring quotes by J. K. Simmons

Top 10 most inspiring quotes by J. K. Simmons

  • If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive, call them. Don’t text, don’t email. Call them. Listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you..
  • I was not a giant comic book fan as a kid, but to the extent that I did read comics, Spider-Man was always my favorite guy.
  • I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
  • I’m not a fan of any genre but am a fan of movies that are intelligent and/or funny. That goes across all genres: a horror movie, a zombie movie, alien invaders, chick flick, or raunchy comedy. If it’s well done, I’m a fan.
  • In my work I try to get things right, to do it well, and if there are specific skills involved – like in a case conducting or playing the piano, or in this film I have coming up where I play a character who is German – I’m very meticulous about learning accents and dialects and those kinds of things. That’s probably the closest I come to being a perfectionist.
  • The best compliment I ever got from the public or producers or directors is that I just totally blend in and become the character and they don’t notice me and that the play happens or the movie happens or the TV show happens.
  • When I got out of college I moved to Seattle because it was the nearest big city and still didn’t know if I wanted to be a composer, conductor, singer, actor. I just got day jobs and auditioned and took what came and the theater doors were the ones opening the most.
  • There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.
  • I actually have a degree in music and was aware that music was a tool used in therapy. I didn’t realize how far it had come since I was in college in the mid-seventies.
  • And if I may, call your mom, everybody. I’ve told this [to], like, a billion people, or so. Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call ’em. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone. Tell ’em you love ’em, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you. Thank you. Thank you, Mom and Dad.
J. K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons, born Jonathan Kimble Simmons on January 9, 1955, is an American actor. He has had a prolific career in film, television, and theater, and is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and talented actors in the industry.

Simmons was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and he developed an interest in acting at a young age. He attended the University of Montana and earned a degree in music. Initially, Simmons aspired to become a composer, but he later shifted his focus to acting.

He began his acting career in regional theater and made his Broadway debut in the musical “Guys and Dolls” in 1992. Simmons then transitioned to television, where he gained recognition for his role as Dr. Emil Skoda in the series “Law & Order” from 1998 to 2008. This role marked the beginning of his successful career in television, where he has appeared in numerous shows, including “Oz,” “The Closer,” and “Counterpart.”

Simmons gained widespread acclaim for his portrayal of the tough and volatile music teacher, Terence Fletcher, in the critically acclaimed film “Whiplash” (2014). His performance earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with several other accolades.

Aside from “Whiplash,” Simmons has appeared in a variety of notable films, including the “Spider-Man” trilogy, “Juno,” “Burn After Reading,” and “La La Land.” He is known for his ability to portray a wide range of characters, from authoritative figures to comedic roles.

Throughout his career, Simmons has been praised for his incredible versatility, commanding presence, and the depth he brings to his characters. He continues to be a sought-after actor in both film and television, consistently delivering compelling performances that showcase his immense talent.

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