Adam Sandler
American comedian, producer, and musician.
Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over $100 million at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002), though he has ventured into more dramatic territory.
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In Defense Of Letting Yourself Go
Huffington Post - 11 days
By Dayna Evans For someone who’s never had a baby, I know a hell of a lot about “baby weight.” After Jessica Simpson gave birth to her first child in 2012, she was criticized publicly for how much weight she’d gained during pregnancy; the news cycle speculated so obsessively over Simpson’s body and potential “bounce back” that it inspired a Jezebel story cataloging 109 of the worst headlines. “Despite battle to lose 70 pounds, Jessica Simpson binges on birthday brownies,” wrote the Examiner; “Jessica Simpson is Working Her Way Back to Her Daisy Dukes,” wrote OK! How ghastly! Ack! The lady had put on too many pounds after, lord have mercy, bringing a real human life into the world. And after she admitted that her body was “not bouncing back like a supermodel,” Simpson, then 31, worked extra hard to get herself back into fighting form. Drew Barrymore admitted to the same disgrace recently: putting on 20 pounds when she’d been going through a divorce. “I had sort of let myself go,” s ...
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'Drunk Feminist Films' Lets You Get Smashed And Smash The Patriarchy, Too
Huffington Post - 18 days
There are films we love because they open our eyes to unseen narratives and different ways of being, through carefully woven plots and complex characters. And there are films that we love because, during that one lazy summer between fifth and sixth grade, we watched them over and over and over again, memorized all the lines and found ourselves in unhealthy relationships with the romantic leads.  It’s this latter category that brings so many to Drunk Feminist Films (DFF) ― a space for feminists to simultaneously indulge in and criticize the many Hollywood movies whose representations of race, gender, sexuality and class are so flawed or completely absent, it’s laughable. You may not have realized as a preteen, for example, how ridiculously sex work is portrayed in “Pretty Woman,” or how creepily virginity is framed in “Crossroads,” or that not a single queer person speaks in either.  DFF offers live events, as well as webisodes and other online media, that allow women to watch f ...
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Rob Schneider, Of All People, Decides To Explain MLK To John Lewis
Huffington Post - about 1 month
On Monday, Rob Schneider, that guy in that one Adam Sandler flick, decided to explain the historical significance of Martin Luther King Jr. to civil rights icon John Lewis ― who, coincidentally, can be seen in the below photo marching on the frontlines with King during the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. In a tweet, Schneider said some stuff that we’re frankly just not going to paraphrase because, c’mon, it’s the guy from “The Waterboy” explaining Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to a man who was standing next to Martin Luther King Jr. on the day of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.  Rep. Lewis. You are a great person. But Dr. King didn't give in to his anger or his hurt. That is how he accomplished & won Civil Rights. — Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) January 16, 2017 Here’s a screenshot of the tweet for when Schneider decides to take it down: Perhaps you are asking, does Schneider’s tweet come in referen ...
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10 Things Husbands Can Do Better In 2017, According To Ex-Husbands
Huffington Post - 2 months
If experience is the greatest teacher, there is no one better to suited to offer advice to men on staying married than guys who’ve experienced divorce.  We asked divorced men to share the the resolutions they think married guys should make in 2017. See what they had to say below.  1. Don’t shy away from confrontation. “I don’t mean Martha and George in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’-level fighting but a good fight is sometimes good for the soul. My ex-wife and I never fought and you would think that was a good thing, but it’s not. You are two people, living together, day-in-and-day-out; at some point, annoying things your spouse does will get to you. But a good fight clears the air, blows the cobwebs out of the relationship and gives you a clean start. By the time my ex and I did fight, there were so many unresolved conflicts, we never had a chance of lasting. You will lose every fight that you don’t have.” ― Al DeLuise, blogger at Conflict and Scotch  2. But always see ...
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Hollywood High Concept
Huffington Post - 5 months
Studios today are producing, for the most part, two kinds of films. One type is pre-established franchises (comic books, TV series, famous novels, toys, such as Star Wars, Captain America, and The Hunger Games. The other type is high-concept scripts that are either conceived of in-house by executives, producers, managers, and agents who know what the market responds to -- or by "spec" screenwriters determined to break the bank. Writing even the greatest screenplay that isn't high concept is choosing either the indie path or willful self-indulgence. Dealing with "high concept" is one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks of the Hollywood writer, agent, or producer; reducing the story to a compelling logline is what high concept is all about. As a former academic not prepared for a world focused on marketing, it took me years to realize that the term "high concept" means almost its opposite. It means "simple concept," as in Fatal Attraction: An innocent smile at a par ...
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Gene Wilder Calls Tim Burton's Willy Wonka An 'Insult' In 2013 Interview
Huffington Post - 6 months
There are some things in Hollywood that should never be spoken of again: Julia Roberts’ hair in “Mother’s Day,” the name Martha after “Batman v Superman” and all of Adam Sandler’s movies from the last decade. But one of the film industry’s biggest mistakes to date was trying to recapture the magic of 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” with Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and the actor’s veneers.  Following the death of the original Willy Wonka, Gene Wilder, last month, his legendary career has been the subject of much adoration, as many have paid tribute to the comedy icon. In a recently resurfaced interview with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne at the 92nd Street Y, Wilder expressed his disdain for the current state of cinema, including Burton’s adaptation of the classic children’s tale in 2005. “I think it’s an insult,” Wilder told Osborne in conversation. “To do that with Johnny Depp, who I think is a good actor and I like him, but I don’t care for that dir ...
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Adam Sandler shoots Netflix movie in Griffith Park
LATimes - 6 months
Griffith Park has a long tradition of filmmaking, drawing the likes of James Dean and Adam West to its scenic backdrops. Now it’s Adam Sandler’s turn to decamp in one of Hollywood’s most popular film sites. More than 100 cast, crew members and extras from the Netflix comedy “Sandy Wexler” filmed...
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15 Of The Worst Movies On Netflix According To Rotten Tomatoes
Huffington Post - 8 months
Netflix can be a treasure trove of hidden gems (see: "The Babadook," "Short Term 12"), but for every great movie there are about 10 terrible ones clogging your feed.  To help you weed out a few of the bad seeds, we've put together a list of the worst films on the streaming service, according to their Rotten Tomatoes ratings. (But hey, "worst" is subjective here. Who doesn't love watching a terrible movie every now and then?)  With each of these films earning a 0 percent rating, it doesn't really get any worse. Happy watching! 1. "United Passions" (2014) "United Passions," starring Gérard Depardieu, is all about the rise of the FIFA World Cup. According to Tim Appelo at TheWrap, it's "one of those rare films so unfathomably ghastly you could write a better one while sitting through its interminable 110 minutes." 2. "The Ridiculous 6" (2015) "The Ridiculous 6" -- Adam Sandler's comedy about six strangers who discover they have the sam ...
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Is the Republican Party Still Funny?
Huffington Post - 8 months
At some point in their movie career, every comedian- in hopes of being taken more seriously as an actor- will take on a dramatic role. By starring in a challenging film void of any laughs- as Adam Sandler did in Punch-Drunk Love or Eddie Murphy did in Norbit- these talented individuals shed the "he's just a clown" label. But the Republican Party, the clown prince of politics, seems content on crapping out one Ace Ventura: Pet Detective sequel after another, collecting a fat paycheck, and turning down any screenplay of substance. "Nope. My audience doesn't want to hold hearings for the next Supreme Court justice. They only like fart jokes." I don't think that's true, though. Yes, enough drunken trolls might stumble into the theater so that your insipid movie ekes out a profit. But your true fans would like you to take chances. And even if they don't, a comedic performer cannot rest on his laurels. Or hardys. Artists- like Jim Carrey and Louie CK and Chris Rock and definitely not ...
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Adam Sandler meets his doppelganger on the red carpet
Fox News - 9 months
Lookalike describes the encounter
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Things to do in Chicago this weekend: Adam Sandler, Moby, Chocolate Fest and more
Chicago Times - 9 months
Chicago Tribune critics and editors help you pick the best things to do in Chicago this weekend.
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Adam Sandler Discovers His Unbelievable Look-alike
ABC News - 10 months
The comedian invited 23-year-old Max Kessler to the premiere of "The Do-Over."
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This Guy's Breakdown Of The Adam Sandler Universe Is Freaking Epic
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Adam Sandler might not be as beloved as he once was, but the Sandler universe -- or Sandlerverse, as comedian Shawn Kohne calls it -- will always hold a special place in our hearts. Kohne has done an incredible feat by finding the connections between nearly every Adam Sandler movie. Danger: Minds blown ahead. BONUS: Frequent Sandler film writer and collaborator Tim Herlihy even weighed in on Kohne's video. #VALIDATION Amazing work, but you missed about 50 #PollyFector #JoeKnibb https://t.co/BO1SaapgTb — Tim Herlihy (@MrTimHerlihy) January 26, 2016   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adam Sandler
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 48
    In 2015, Sandler starred in the Western comedy film The Ridiculous 6, distributed by Netflix.
    More Details Hide Details Despite being universally panned by critics, it was announced on January 6, 2015 by Netflix that the film had been viewed more times in 30 days than any other movie in Netflix history. Sandler's recent comedy films, including Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, have received strongly negative reviews. In reviewing the latter, critic Mark Olsen of The Los Angeles Times remarked that Sandler had become the antithesis of Judd Apatow; he was instead "the white Tyler Perry: smart enough to know better, savvy enough to do it anyway, lazy enough not to care." Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider's film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. The company has produced most of Sandler's subsequent films to date. The majority of the company's films have received negative reviews from critics, with three considered to be among the worst ever made yet most have performed well at box office.
  • 2014
    Age 47
    In 2014, Netflix announced a four-movie deal with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions.
    More Details Hide Details The company is located on the Sony/Columbia Pictures lot in Culver City, California.
    Sandler starred with Drew Barrymore in the Warner Bros. romantic comedy Blended, which was filmed in South Africa, and was released on May 23, 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 46
    In 2013, he guest starred in the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie as himself.
    More Details Hide Details He and Cameron Boyce previously worked together in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. The episode is titled "Punched Dumped Love". Sandler co-starred in the drama film Men, Women & Children (2014), directed by Jason Reitman.
  • 2012
    Age 45
    In 2012, he starred in That's My Boy, as a man who fathered a son (Andy Samberg) with his teacher in high school.
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  • 2011
    Age 44
    Sandler also voiced a capuchin monkey in Kevin James' Zookeeper, released on July 8, 2011.
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    Sandler starred with Jennifer Aniston in the 2011 romantic comedy film Just Go with It.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    Following the release of Funny People, it, along with Punch-Drunk Love were cited in the June 2010 announcement that Sandler was one of 135 people (including 20 actors) invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    More Details Hide Details Sandler appeared in Grown Ups, alongside Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade. Sandler and Dickie Roberts scribe Fred Wolf wrote the script and Dennis Dugan directed the film.
  • 2009
    Age 42
    In 2009, Sandler starred in Judd Apatow's third directorial feature Funny People.
    More Details Hide Details The film was released on July 31, 2009.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 36
    On June 22, 2003, Sandler married actress Jacqueline Titone.
    More Details Hide Details Titone converted to Sandler's religion, Judaism, in 2000. The couple has two daughters: Sadie (born 2006) and Sunny (born 2008). In 2007, Sandler made a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown, Manchester, New Hampshire. The same year, he donated $2,100 to former New York City Republican mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign. This is a partial list of Sandler's film work. For the complete list, see Adam Sandler filmography. Studio albums
  • 2002
    Age 35
    Although his earliest films did not receive critical praise, he started to receive more positive reviews, beginning with Punch-Drunk Love in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Roger Ebert's review of Punch-Drunk Love concluded that Sandler had been wasted in earlier films with poorly written scripts and characters with no development. Sandler has moved outside the genre of slapstick comedy to take on more serious parts such as the aforementioned Punch-Drunk Love (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe), Spanglish (2004) and Reign Over Me (2007). He played a loving father figure in Big Daddy (1999). He returned to more dramatic fare with Mike Binder's Reign Over Me (2007), a drama about a man who loses his entire family in 9/11 and rekindles a friendship with his old college roommate (Don Cheadle). He starred with Kevin James in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007). Sandler headlined You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008). The film was written by Sandler, Judd Apatow and Robert Smigel, it was directed by Dennis Dugan.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 27
    In 1994, he co-starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in Billy Madison (1995) playing a grown man repeating grades 1–12 to earn back his father's respect and the right to inherit his father's multimillion-dollar hotel empire; the film received mixed reviews. He followed this film with Bulletproof (1996), and the financially successful comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Wedding Singer (1998). He was initially cast in the bachelor party-themed comedy/thriller Very Bad Things (1998), but had to back out due to his involvement in The Waterboy (1998), one of his first hits.
  • 1993
    Age 26
    In 1993, Adam Sandler appeared in the film Coneheads with Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, and Jane Curtin.
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  • 1990
    Age 23
    Sandler was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including "The Thanksgiving Song" and "The Chanukah Song".
    More Details Hide Details Sandler told Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show that NBC fired him and Chris Farley from the show in 1995.
  • 1989
    Age 22
    Early in his career, Sandler played Theo Huxtable's friend, Smitty in The Cosby Show and a stud boy or Trivia Delinquent in the MTV game show Remote Control. After his film debut Going Overboard in 1989, Sandler performed in comedy clubs, having first taken the stage at his brother's urging when he was 17.
    More Details Hide Details He was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler's act in Los Angeles and recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels.
  • 1988
    Age 21
    Sandler graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966, to Judith "Judy" (née Levine), a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler (1935-2003), an electrical engineer.
    More Details Hide Details His family is Jewish, and descends from Russian immigrants on both sides. He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire after moving there at the age of six. He attended Manchester Central High School.
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