24 Facts About Adam Sandler

1. Adam Sandler was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995, before going on to star in numerous Hollywood films, which have combined to earn more than $4 billion at the box office.

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2. Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 9, 1966, to Judith "Judy", a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Adam Sandler, an electrical engineer.

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3. Adam Sandler grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, after moving there at the age of six.

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4. Adam Sandler graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.

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5. Early in his career, in 1987, Adam Sandler played Theo Huxtable's friend, Smitty, on The Cosby Show and the Stud Boy or Trivia Delinquent on the MTV game show Remote Control.

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6. Adam Sandler was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler's act in Los Angeles and recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels.

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7. Adam Sandler told Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show that NBC fired him and Chris Farley from the show in 1995.

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8. Adam Sandler used his firing as part of his monologue when he returned in 2019 to host the show.

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9. In 1993, Adam Sandler appeared in the film Coneheads with Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, and Jane Curtin.

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10. Adam Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider's film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.

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11. Adam Sandler was intimidated to work with Anderson upon viewing his previous film Magnolia, but these fears were alleviated upon receiving the script from Anderson.

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12. Adam Sandler starred alongside friend Kevin James in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and headlined You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008).

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13. In 2009, Adam Sandler starred in Apatow's third directorial feature, Funny People, a comedy drama about a famous comedian with a terminal illness.

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14. In 2010, Adam Sandler appeared in Grown Ups, alongside Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade.

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15. Adam Sandler voiced a capuchin monkey in Kevin James's Zookeeper, released on July 8, 2011.

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16. In 2015, Adam Sandler released his last theatrical film, Pixels, based on French director Patrick Jean's 2010 short film of the same name, before transitioning into a distribution deal with Netflix.

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17. Peter Debruge, film critic for Variety wrote of his performance, "With no shtick to fall back on, Adam Sandler is forced to act, and it's a glorious thing to watch".

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18. In 2018, Adam Sandler starred in the Netflix film The Week Of alongside Chris Rock.

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19. On May 4, 2019, Adam Sandler made his first appearance as host of Saturday Night Live, ending the episode with a tribute to his friend and fellow former cast member Chris Farley.

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20. In December 2019, Adam Sandler starred in the crime thriller drama Uncut Gems, directed by the Safdie brothers.

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21. Adam Sandler produced and starred in the 2022 sports drama film Hustle, which received critical acclaim.

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22. Adam Sandler was referenced in the video game Half-Life: Opposing Force.

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23. Adam Sandler performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention, and he has contributed $2,100 to Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign.

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24. In 2009 Adam Sandler contributed the Neil Young cover "Like a Hurricane" to Covered, A Revolution in Sound as part of Warner Brothers 50th Anniversary celebrations; the song was performed on the David Letterman Show with a band that included, among others, Waddy Wachtel, who has appeared with Adam Sandler on a number of occasions.

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