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Who knew? J.K. Simmons does a wicked good Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation

He's already won an Oscar for his work in "Whiplash," but J.K. Simmons has another talent we hadn't guessed at: impersonation.
/ Source: TODAY

No doubt J.K. Simmons is a talented actor — that's something he proved earlier this year when he won an Oscar for his role in "Whiplash."

But as he demonstrated on TODAY Friday, he's got at least one more talent up his sleeve: an effortless impersonation of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who he starred with in "Terminator: Genisys."

Blame Ellie Kemper, whose first question for Simmons out of the gate was whether he could do Ahnold's voice.

Simmons said, "I saw Arnold at a Christmas party after we finished the film, and he was talking about 'Whiplash' and how much he'd enjoyed that movie, and I immediately went fishing for a compliment by saying, 'What did you think of the biceps?'"

JK Simmons
J.K. Simmons in "Terminator: Genisys."Paramount Pictures

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Simmons gestured at his own biceps, then, smooth as silk, he slid into a great Austrian accent in imitation of Schwarzenegger.

"Arnold said, 'Your biceps are OK, but your triceps were very impressive.'"

Quite a compliment from the former Mr. Universe!

Watch the video below for more fun, including an explanation of how Simmons accidentally "head-butted" Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards.

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