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See J.K. Simmons’ Perfect Interpretations of Great Sports Movies

The Oscar winner nails Al Pacino, Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray’s most iconic sports film roles

J.K. Simmons is a lot of things. He’s a Golden Globe and Oscar winner, the Farmers Insurance spokesperson and, also weirdly enough, a Michigan-born Ohio State Buckeyes fan. As he explained to host Katie Nolan on last night’s episode of Garbage Time, he grew up loving the Detroit Tigers, but when his father moved the family to Ohio to teach in Columbus, he ended up getting into his adopted state’s college team. 

There’s that little nugget, and also the co-star of The Accountant reciting some of the best lines from some of the most iconic sports films ever. Even though Simmons tells Nolan that he doesn’t have to audition anymore since he brought home the “big, shiny trophy,” he still obliges and nails Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday, Woody Harrelson in White Men Can’t Jump and his “personal favorite,” a perfect Bill Murray as Carl Spackler in Caddyshack. Just hearing Simmons yell, “It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole,” makes the entire clip worth watching. 

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