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Fresh Off of Black Adam Disaster, Dwayne Johnson Calls ‘Red One’ Co-Star J. K. Simmons “One of Our Generation’s Greatest Actors”

Fresh Off of Black Adam Disaster, Dwayne Johnson Calls 'Red One' Co-Star J. K. Simmons "One of Our Generation's Greatest Actors"

After a disastrous half-year in the latter months of 2022 with Black Adam and the DC franchise, Dwayne Johnson has veritably entered a phase of rehabilitation and renovation when it comes to his social media presence and the crowd he is currently choosing to associate with. However, even the constant media backlash has not prevented the outspoken celebrity from extracting the joys of life and all that it has to offer.

In the latest social media post, the wrestler-turned-actor has acknowledged the humility and greatness of Hollywood legend, J.K. Simmons, via Instagram, to celebrate the months of working alongside him on their recent film, Red One.

J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons

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Dwayne Johnson Posts a Note of Gratitude to J.K. Simmons

As New Year’s Eve draws closer, celebrities and common folk alike take a peek into the events encompassing the tumultuous year that was 2022, and all its inadvertent teachings and experiences along the way. Dwayne Johnson falls among the hordes of victims of the cruelty that was pelted out ubiquitously this year.

However, the actor remains undefeated in his spirit, now more so as he brushes off the crumbs of disappointment and chucks out the failures of the year, and gears up to celebrate only good things to come.

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The Rock and J.K. Simmons

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Among those good things now belongs J.K. Simmons, the legendary Hollywood veteran, who shares the frame with The Rock in their latest project called Red One. On Instagram, Dwayne Johnson has taken the opportunity to invoke the Spider-Man actor and his incredible contribution to Hollywood by posting a throwback to the actor’s Oscar speech from 2015.


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The attached video The Rock refers to is from the 2015 Oscars ceremony in which J.K. Simmons won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his nerve-wracking and horrifying performance of the sadistic perfectionist, Terrence Fletcher, in Damien Chazelle’s 2014 film, Whiplash.

J.K. Simmons & His Incredible, Enduring Hollywood Career

Considered to be one of Hollywood’s best and most prolific actors, the 67-year-old actor has endured an expansive career that explores more than 200 films and television roles over the course of his 36-year stay in Hollywood. Born in Michigan in 1955, the actor’s career began on Broadway with revival productions such as Peter Pan and Guys and Dolls. 

J.K. Simmons in Damien Chazelle's Whiplash (2014)
J.K. Simmons in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash (2014)

Also read: J.K. Simmons Has No Idea How The Multiverse Works In Both DC & Marvel

Soon after, following a few small screen roles, the actor began to foray into the big leagues and made his debut with Popeye Doyle in 1986. With his childhood dream of becoming a singer and composer taking a backseat, Simmons soon stepped into the blinding lights of the industry to become one of its greatest performers on the big screen. The actor now has an accumulated net worth of $20 million and boasts of holding esteemed wins, comprising one from each category: Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA.

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Written by Diya Majumdar

It's 2023 and Diya Majumdar's social life is defined by a 365-day binge-marathon of films and television shows. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, she now has more than 1000 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, and hardly anything fascinates her more than painting exact replicas of all their troubled works – in oil, of course.