Dennis Dugan
American actor and director
Dennis Dugan
Dennis Dugan is an American actor, director, and comedian. He is most famous for his partnership with comedic actor Adam Sandler, with whom he directed the films Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Grown Ups, Just Go with It, and Jack and Jill.
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'Grown Ups 2' director Dennis Dugan joins billion dollar club [Photos]
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Very quietly this month, one of Hollywood's most prolific directors, Dennis Dugan, joined the billion-dollar club - his films having grossed 10 figures domestically.
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Grown Ups 2 Movie Review Cherry @themovies
CNN - over 3 years
I saw the new Adam Sandler ensemble comedy that's so full of stars that its going for the Guiness World record!  It's a funny movie stupid but funny.  Nobody will go to see this expecting sharp sophisticated humor but if you want sexy potty humor plant yourself in a seat and get ready to laugh despite yourself!  This isn't a little kid friendly movie so leave the whipper snappers at home but its OK for older kids because of the sexual & violent humor.     Grown Ups 2 is a 2013 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and produced by Adam Sandler. The film is the sequel to Grown Ups. It features an ensemble cast including Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Salma Hayek.
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Will 'Think Like a Man' put director Tim Story on Hollywood A-list?
LATimes - almost 5 years
A year ago, Tim Story’s filmmaking career was in deep freeze. Even though the director had enjoyed a groundbreaking hit in 2002 with “Barbershop” and had a pair of successful “Fantastic Four” superhero movies, he ran aground in 2008 when he directed “Hurricane Season,” an inspirational drama about a high-school basketball coach whose ragtag team wins the state championship. The film’s backer, the Weinstein Co., never released it in theaters and sent it straight to video. But Story now has a ragtag success story of his own. His latest film, “Think Like a Man,” made on a meager $12-million budget, is now a significant comedy hit, having grossed $82 million domestically in its first 24 days of release. Making a comedy with a 7-to-1 box-office-to-budget ratio is a rare feat indeed, the kind of success that normally catapults a director onto the A-list of comedy filmmakers. But when I sat down with Story the other day, I was still concerned about his future. He has one big strike again ...
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GROWN UPS 2 Adds Cheri Oteri and Nick Swardson
Collider - almost 5 years
Adam Sandler has added fellow SNL co-star, Cheri Oteri (Liar Liar) and Happy Madison mainstay, Nick Swardson (Just Go With It) to the cast of Grown Ups 2.  Featuring the return of Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph, Sandler's first ever sequel will feature newcomers Taylor Lautner, Oliver Cooper and David Henrie as fraternity brothers who antagonize Sandler and Co. Dennis Dugan will also return to direct the sequel for Happy Madison and Sony.  Hit the jump for details on Oteri and Swardson's characters. Variety reports that Swardson is set to play Schneider's brother, a school bus driver who has been known to occasionally drive under the influence of alcohol.  Oteri will star as an ex-girlfriend from Sandler's middle school days who happens to work at his wife's (Hayek) store.  Grown Ups 2 is currently scheduled for a July 12th, 2013 release, currently set to go up against Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.  Here's the synopsi ...
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Grown Ups 2 Gets David Henrie
Movies Web - almost 5 years
Wizards of Waverly Place's David Henrie has boarded Sony Pictures and Happy Madison's comedy sequel, Grown Ups 2. Twilight's Taylor Lautner was previously attached to star alongside the actor. The sequel follows a group of frat boys who run up against Adam Sandler and his childhood friends. Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade are all coming back to play the comedians friends. Dennis Dugan is directing with Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo producing. Grown Ups 2 is in development and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Taylor Lautner.
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Taylor Launter Goes Toe-to-Toe Against Adam Sandler in GROWN-UPS 2
Fused Film - almost 5 years
Though Taylor Launter is most known for his role as Jacob in the Twilight movies, the actor does have some comedic talents to call his own. And now Launter will take those rarely used comedic talents to the big screen, starring alongside Adam Sandler’s first sequel Grown-Ups 2. THR reports that Launter’s role in the movie is “run” one, and it would allow him to go “toe-to-toe” with the veteran comedian. Launter will be joining Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Salma Hayek in Dennis Dugan’s comedy about a group of childhood friends coming together for a reunion. Launter’s next appearance will be in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which opens in theaters on November 16th. Still no word on what brings these characters together for Grown-Ups 2. In the first movie, the death of a beloved basketball coach brought them together. But at this point does it even matter. Grown-Ups 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 12, 2013.
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Sandler sets worst-movie record with Razzies sweep
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
Jack and Jill (Image via Adam Sandler and friends have scored a new high — or low — among voters of the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that presents prizes for the year’s worst movies. Sandler’s “Jack and Jill” managed a Razzies first on Sunday, claiming 10 awards to sweep every single category. Along with the movie’s worst-picture award, Sandler won for both worst actor and actress for his dual roles in “Jack and Jill,” in which he plays a family man and his own pesky twin sister. “He didn’t play triplets, but he couldn’t have won more awards if he had,” said Razzies founder John Wilson. Sandler also shared the “Jack and Jill” Razzies for worst ensemble, worst screen couple opposite either himself or co-stars Al Pacino or Katie Holmes and worst screenplay as a co-writer on the movie. Pacino won as worst supporting actor for playing himself in “Jack and Jill,” while Sandler pal David Spade was named worst supporting actress for his own cross-dressing r ...
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THE NEW SEASON | MOVIES; November Release Schedule
NYTimes - over 5 years
NOVEMBER Nov. 2 THE OTHER F WORD Some old-line punk rockers — including Flea, Ron Reyes and Jim Lindberg — attempt fatherhood in a documentary by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins. Nov. 4 ANOTHER HAPPY DAY A wedding day provides the background (again?) for a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family. Sam Levinson directed; with Ellen Barkin, Demi
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Adam Sandler : Une comédie déjantée avec Katie Holmes et Al Pacino - News de stars
Google News - over 5 years
Adam Sandler est de retour au cinéma dans Jack et Julie, sa septième collaboration avec Dennis Dugan. Dans le film, il y incarne à la fois un frère et une soeur qui doivent s'entendre. Plutôt difficile quand la soeur est sans gêne et courtisée par
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Adam Sandler em dose dupla no trailer de 'Jack e Jill' - CinePOP
Google News - over 5 years
... ele mesmo e Katie Holmes ('Batman Begins') será a esposa de Jack. 'Jack e Jill' chega aos cinemas nacionais em 10 de fevereiro de 2012. O roteiro é de Steve Koren ('Saturday Night Live') ea direção fica por conta de Dennis Dugan ('Gente Grande')
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JACK AND JILL Movie Trailer and Photos - Daemon's Movies
Google News - over 5 years
Check out the trailer and some photos for JACK AND JILL which stars Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, and is directed by Dennis Dugan. Synopsis: Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising
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New photos of Adam Sandler as Jack and Jill arrive at The Fan Carpet - The Fan Carpet
Google News - over 5 years
The Fan Carpet are pleased to make available the first few images from the upcoming Dennis Dugan comedy Jack and Jill featuring Adam Sandler in the dual roles of Jack and his twin sister Jill. The film sees a family man, Jack (Sandler), who is forced
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Five minutes with Kelly Dugan | Philadelphia Daily News | 2011-08-16 - Philadelphia Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Among the popular films Dennis Dugan directed are "Problem Child" and "Big Daddy." Older generations might know Dennis Dugan from his role as Richie Brockelman on the 1970s television show "The Rockford Files." The son's favorite movie: "Happy Gilmore
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Dugan aims to be known for his game, not his name - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
A photograph of Dugan, his father, and the cast of the 2010 movie Grown Ups, directed by Dennis Dugan, circulated shortly after the Phillies drafted the outfielder. Chris Rock, David Spade, and Kevin James are all wearing Phillies caps
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dennis Dugan
  • 2010
    Age 63
    The film again stars Sandler, along with Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade; it was released in the summer of 2010 with major box office success.
    More Details Hide Details Dugan's Just Go with It (2011) was his sixth film with Sandler; it also starred Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker. Dugan directed Jack & Jill (2011), again with Sandler, and Grown Ups 2 (2013), with Sandler, James, Rock and Spade, all reprising their roles. Schneider was unable to do so due to scheduling conflicts. To date, Dugan's films have grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
  • 1981
    Age 34
    In 1981, he appeared in Joe Dante's adaptation of The Howling.
    More Details Hide Details Dugan made guest appearances on several TV series during the 1970s including The Mod Squad, The Waltons, Cannon, Columbo, The Rockford Files, and Alice. He also appeared in the mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man, as well as two episodes of M*A*S*H and in 1978 starred in the short-lived series Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, a spin-off from The Rockford Files. He took on a semi-regular role as an erstwhile caped crusader who called himself "Captain Freedom" on Hill Street Blues. He also appeared on Empire (1984) and Shadow Chasers (1984). He played Walter Bishop, briefly the husband of Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) on Moonlighting. Dugan's other film credits of the 1980s include Water (1985), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) and Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989). Dugan launched a career as a television and film director, making cameo appearances in many of his films. Ones he directed include the comedy Problem Child (1990), Brain Donors (1992), the comedy Saving Silverman (2001) (in which Dugan plays a football referee), the comedy National Security (2003), and the Adam Sandler comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) (in which Dugan plays Doug Thompson, the golf tour supervisor) and Big Daddy (1999) (with Dugan as a man who reluctantly gives candy to a trick-or-treating Julian). Dugan has directed episodes of such television series as Moonlighting (was also a guest star in some episodes), Ally McBeal, and NYPD Blue.
  • 1979
    Age 32
    In 1979, he was cast as the time-displaced hero in Unidentified Flying Oddball, Disney's very loose adaptation of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
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  • 1973
    Age 26
    He has been married twice, first to actress Joyce Van Patten in 1973, before divorcing in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Dugan then wed Sharon O'Connor, to whom he is still married. In June 2009, Dugan's son, Kelly Dugan, was drafted with the 75th over-all selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball Draft, and has played for four of the club's minor league teams since including the Gulf Coast League Phillies, Williamsport Crosscutters, Lakewood BlueClaws and now currently with the Reading Phillies. Parenthood 1989 David Brodsky
  • 1972
    Age 25
    Dugan was born in Wheaton, Illinois, the son of Marion and Charles Dugan. He started his acting career in 1972, appearing in the 1973 TV movie The Girl Most Likely to.
    More Details Hide Details Other early film appearances include Night Call Nurses (1972), Night Moves (1975), Smile (1975), Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) and Norman... Is That You? (1976).
  • 1946
    Born on September 5, 1946.
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