J.K. Simmons is terribly underrated after flying under the radar for so long but over the past few years has finally started getting the credit he deserves. He really can do it all. He can make us laugh (Burn After Reading, I Love you, Man) and he turn in some intense dramatic work (Oz). In this clip from Whiplash he’s using some of his J. Jonah Jameson vitriol but with slightly more subdued simmering energy.
This clip has me genuinely interested to see how the rest of this film will play like. I’m hoping there is a good deal of focus on his and Miles Teller’s character based off of this brief glimpse.