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Miles Teller in Whiplash
Miles Teller has both the acting and drumming chops in Whiplash. Photo by Daniel McFadden/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
J.K. Simmons in Whiplash
J.K. Simmons is not someone you want to cross in Whiplash. Photo by Daniel McFadden/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash
The duel between Teller and Simmons in Whiplash is one for the ages. Photo by Daniel McFadden/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics