Fresh from a big night at the Golden Globes, actors J.K. Simmons and Jeffrey Tambor now are working on Ben Affleck’s movie “The Accountant,” which is filming in Atlanta.
Tambor claimed a golden trophy for best actor/TV series, comedy or musical for “Transparent.” Simmons won for best supporting actor for “Whiplash.”
Next up is work on “The Accountant,” described thusly by imdb: “A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients.”
My colleague Dave Tulis happened to be at the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas earlier this week when Tambor delivered keynote remarks. He said that for his role in “The Accountant,” he’ll be fitted for prosthetics to look older and quipped that he couldn’t believe a movie actually wanted to age him.
His message to the convention was applicable to people in any profession: You have to fail first, and preferably miserably, in order to grow, he said. And the more mainstream you are, the less you are able to be an effective leader or performer.
“If you are lost and need help, ask for it,” he said. And his parting words before hopping the flight to Atlanta: “Have a great year, make mistakes, knock ’em dead!”