A 61-year-old Oscar winner is getting insanely buff for a superhero movie, and people are going nuts

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Actor J.K. Simmons has been best-known throughout his career as a character actor who can seep into any role.

His stock rose in 2015 when he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his incredible performance as the psychotically driven music instructor, Fletcher, in “Whiplash.”

But now the 61-year-old is the latest internet meme thanks to his bulging biceps.

Pictures of Simmons working out have shown up on Instagram, and let’s just say that the actor is focused.

Here’s a sample:


Simmons is currently filming the next big DC Comics movie, “Justice League,” in which he’s playing Commissioner James Gordon. It’s a role you’d think that he wouldn’t need to be in superhero shape for, but maybe Jim is going to get more action in this movie.

Every time we train together I forget he’s 61 years old. So much respect for this guy. #JKSimmons #OldManCranking

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He’s making me look bad. #JKSimmons #AintPlayinNoGames

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Saturday morning, 61 years old & making the young generation jealous. This is what dedication looks like. #JKSimmons

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Since the pics started making the rounds on Wednesday, the internet has put its spin on Simmons’ buff look. There are the Commissioner James Gordon memes:

Thank you, whoever did this. #JimGordon #CommissionerGordon #JKSimmons #JusticeLeague

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This meme pokes fun at internet punching bag — and “Justice League” costar — Ben Affleck:

At least SOMEONE is worried about Gotham…

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And then there are the ones that poke fun at one of Simmons’ previous comic-book roles, when he played Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson in the Tobey Maguire-era “Spider-Man” movies.

#jksimmons #jjonahjameson #spiderman #commissionergordon #batman #justiceleague

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He’s getting those pictures! #JKSimmons #CommissionerGordon #JJJ #MarvelComics #DCcomics #SpiderMan #JLA

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Oh, and we can’t leave out this genius one from New York Times culture reporter David Itzkoff:

“Justice League” opens in theaters in November 2017.