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J.K. Simmons Explains Why "Justice League's" Commissioner Gordon Is So Jacked

Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash") has finally addressed those widely-circulated photos that showcased the 61-year-old actor's insanely large muscles ahead of "Justice League" filming.

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Simmons told Business Insider that he's been in excellent shape for a while, but clarified that he won't be appearing so incredibly muscular as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming "Justice League" move. "This is all coincidental. After the second and final time that I got hugely fat in my life and when I lost that weight six or seven years ago, I pretty much decided that I was going to stay in decent shape for the rest of my life."

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Simmons added, "I'm not going to mess with something that iconic."

"I was not in good shape at all," Simmons said. "I was overweight and soft and here I am playing the head of the Aryan Brotherhood in this maximum-security prison in the first-ever HBO original drama and I was watching the first season when it came out and I just thought, 'Wow, I don't believe this guy at all. I have to get my ass to the gym and be a believable hard-ass."

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While we won't be seeing Simmons' huge muscles in "Justice League," just know they're there, underneath the uniform...

Directed by "Batman v Superman's" Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher, "Justice League" hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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