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JK Simmons Remembers Headbutting Lupita Nyong'o After Winning at The Oscars

JK Simmons is looking back at his Oscar journey where he won in 2015 for Best Supporting Actor.

The -year-old actor revealed that while you probably saw him shake hands and give presenter Lupita Nyong’o a kiss on the cheek ahead of his acceptance speech on stage, it was more of a head butt for them.

“There’s a billion people watching, and you’re in the Kodak theater with every famous actor you grew up watching, so I was a little nervous, and I never actually wrote an acceptance speech,” he admitted on the WTF Podcast. “I had a theme in mind … and I wanted to talk about what’s most important in life, which is family.”

JK went on, recalling that he was “kind of formulating my thoughts and walking up on stage, and Lupita Nyong’o was going to hand me the trophy and I reach out with one hand to take the trophy, and I reach out with the other hand to shake her hand, like we’re two dudes making a business deal, and then I realized, ‘Oh no, it’s Hollywood. You’re supposed to do the fake kiss on the cheek.’”

“So, I kind of awkwardly go in for the fake kiss on the cheek thing, and I gave her a little of a head butt. But [thankfully] not enough to take her down.”

Find out which mega-popular movie won’t be eligible for an Oscar at all…

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JK Simmons to Play Spider-Man's J. Jonah Jameson Again, He Confirms!

JK Simmons portrayed J. Jonah Jameson in the 2000s Spider-Man movies, and fans were shocked to see him reprise his role in the latest Spider-Man film Far From Home‘s end credits scene.

He is the first-ever Marvel actor to play a role in an earlier series and then return for the latest Marvel movies. Now, it looks like, he will be returning for more!

“We have, assuming that movie theaters reopen and people are back in movie theaters some time in the next…ever, and if not, I guess we’ll see it on our TVs at home,” JK said during an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, via The Wrap. “There is one more JJJ appearance in the can, and from what I’m hearing, there is a plan for yet another one.”

Find out the roles JK really wants to play!

JK Simmons Wants To Play All The Famous Chris's Dads In Movies

JK Simmons has a new goal in his acting career: to play each famous Chris‘s dad on screen.

During his video interview with PeopleNow, the -year-old Oscar winner was talking about playing Chris Evans‘ father in the Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob, and joked that he’s making it a personal goal to play the other famous Chris’s dads, too.

“My career plan now is to play the father of every handsome, blue-eyed movie star stud named Chris,” he said. “So I checked off my Chris Evans box, and I just finished a film [The Tomorrow War] with Chris Pratt where I play his father, so that’s number two.”

JK added, speaking to studios out there who are currently casting for projects: “I’m looking — Chris Pine, I’m available, and Chris Hemsworth — in either order, I mean we don’t have to go alphabetical.”

Chris Pratt took a quiz one time to figure out just which Hollywood Chris he was, and received a surprising result.

This other actor also named the hottest Hollywood Chris. Do you agree?

J.K. Simmons & Betty Gilpin in Talks to Join Chris Pratt in 'Ghost Draft'

J.K. Simmons and Betty Gilpin might be joining Chris Pratt in a new thriller!

The 64-year-old Oscar-winning actor and the 33-year-old GLOW actress are in talks to join the Ghost Draft, according to Hollywood Reporter.

The film directed by Lego Batman director Chris McKay and written by Zach Dean stars Chris and The Handmaid’s Tale actress Yvonne Strahovski.

Ghost Draft “is set in a future where humanity is losing a war against aliens. To turn the tide, scientists draft soldiers from the past to fight the war.”

Production is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia and Iceland this September.

Hugh Jackman Joins 'The Front Runner' Cast at NYC Photo Call!

Hugh Jackman happily poses alongside director Jason Reitman while attending a photo call for his latest film The Front Runner held at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday (September 24) in New York City.

The 49-year-old Australian actor was also joined at the event by his co-stars Mamoudou Athie, JK Simmons and Sara Paxton.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hugh Jackman

“Based on a true story… that changed everything. @TheFrontRunner directed by the exceptional @JasonReitman #TheFrontRunner,” Hugh wrote on his Twitter account.

The Front Runner is set to hit theaters on November 6. Check out the trailer here!


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Hugh Jackman Is 'The Front Runner' - Watch the New Trailer!

The trailer for the upcoming movie The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman as politician Gary Hart, has arrived!

The movie is the latest from Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman and it’s hitting theaters just in time for awards season.

The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice (Sara Paxton). As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

Also starring in the movie are Vera Farmiga, JK Simmons, Alfred Molina, and Kaitlyn Dever. It will be released on November 7.

Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel & More Attend Day 1 of Variety's Actors on Actors Series 2018!

Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel and more actors are teaming up for the eighth season of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors!

The actor lineup and schedule for the Emmy Award-winning series was announced earlier in the month, and the stars showed up to celebrate at Day 1 of Variety Actors on Actors Presented by Shutterstock on Saturday (April 28) in Los Angeles.

The first episode will premiere on PBS SoCal KOCE on June 19 at 7 PM, with the second arriving on June 21 at 7 PM.

This season’s pair-ups are Issa with Michael, Laura Dern with Angela Bassett, Tiffany Haddish with John Legend, Benedict Cumberbatch with Claire Foy, Jason Bateman with Bill Hader, Debra Messing with Sharon Stone, J.K. Simmons with Edie Falco, Alison Brie with Jessica Biel, Maggie Gyllenhaal with Jonathan Groff, Frankie Shaw with Sara Gilbert, Jeff Daniels with Laura Linney, Darren Criss with Mandy Moore, David Harbour with Kyle McLachlan, and Dakota Fanning with Freddie Highmore.

Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue will hit newsstands on June 5.

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Roland Mouret jumpsuit. Laura L. is wearing a Lela Rose orchid dress.

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