02/22/2013 12:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dark Skies ' J.K. Simmons: The CFQ Interview

2013-02-21-DS_07053_410.jpgIt takes some kind of actor to take the role of a Nazi sadist and make it more than just a broad caricature. And it's no mean feat to then become the flesh-and-blood incarnation of one of comics' most notorious egotists and turn him into a person you might consider hanging out with. J.K. Simmons has done both and -- besides just defining the roles of Oz's Vern Schillinger (scary) and Spider-Man's J. Jonah Jameson (even scarier) -- has also played parts that include the adult son of a world savior in Legend of Korra, a skeptical police psychiatrist in the Law and Order franchise, and a reclusive hermit with the answers to a young clone's vexing questions in The Venture Bros. Now he's appearing as the man who can bring some insight into the paranormal nightmare that has claimed an innocent family in the new thriller, Dark Skies. We got a chance to speak with him about that role and many more -- click on the player button to hear the show, or right-click the title to download.

Dark Skies' J.K. Simmons: The CFQ Interview