This 61-year-old actor got ripped for film role

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The Whiplash star is getting shredded for his role as Commissioner Gordon.

Mass respect goes to actor J.K. Simmons, who has been training hard for his upcoming role as Batman's confidant Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League movie.

Simmons' coach and gym buddy, Aaron Williamson, a US Marine, actor and fitness pro, posted photos of the Academy Award winner training at Gold's Gym to his Instagram account, which have quickly gone viral. Williamson has captioned one image with, "Saturday morning, 61 years old & making the young generation jealous. This is what dedication looks like. #JKSimmons."

 

 

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

A photo posted by Aaron Williamson (@aaronvwilliamson) on

 

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

A photo posted by Aaron Williamson (@aaronvwilliamson) on

Simmons, 61, is known for his roles in Juno, Whiplash, for which he won an Oscar, and the Spider-Man series as J. Jonah Jameson. Strangely, the role he's apparently training for, Commisioner Gordon, is not usually portrayed as being particularly muscular, so this looks to be a different take on the DC Universe character. Of course, Simmons might just be keen on getting into shape for his general health and well being. After all, research shows that lifting weights is beneficial for older people.

 

 

Every time we train together I forget he's 61 years old. So much respect for this guy. #JKSimmons #OldManCranking (hashtag via @mountaindog1)

A photo posted by Aaron Williamson (@aaronvwilliamson) on

 

 Justice League is due for release in 2017 and will be directed by Zach Snyder, who this year helmed Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

One thing's for sure, though: people better make sure they're on Simmons' tempo now!

 

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