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Whiplash (2014)

J.K. Simmons as "Terence Fletcher"

Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man's life. But Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.

Academy Award (2014) Won Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014) Won Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2014) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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