44 Facts About Adam Sandler

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Adam Richard Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 and is an American actor, comedian, film producer, and writer.

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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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Adam Sandler had an estimated net worth of $420 million in 2021, and signed a further three-movie deal with Netflix worth over $350 million.

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However, Adam Sandler has received acclaim for his leading roles in drama films including Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, Mike Binder's Reign Over Me (2007), Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), the Safdie brothers' Uncut Gems (2019), and Jeremiah Zagar's Hustle (2022), with the latter three ranked as major career highlights.

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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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Adam Sandler's family is Jewish and descends from Russian-Jewish immigrants on both sides.

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

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

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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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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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Adam 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".

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12.

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

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

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Adam Sandler followed this film with Bulletproof, and the financially successful comedies Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer (1998).

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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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Actors who frequently appear in Adam Sandler films include David Spade, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, John Turturro, Peter Dante, Allen Covert, Jonathan Loughran, and Jon Lovitz.

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18.

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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Roger Ebert's review of Punch-Drunk Love concluded that Adam Sandler had been wasted in earlier films with poorly written scripts and characters with no development.

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20.

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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21.

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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22.

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

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23.

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

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24.

Adam Sandler next reunited with Drew Barrymore in the Warner Bros.

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25.

Adam Sandler was considered for the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy but Bradley Cooper was cast instead.

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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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Adam Sandler starred in another Netflix film in 2016, titled The Do-Over.

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Adam Sandler starred in the 2017 Netflix film Sandy Wexler, in which he plays a talent manager who falls in love with one of his clients.

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Adam Sandler returned to dramatic territory in 2017 with Noah Baumbach's family drama The Meyerowitz Stories.

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30.

Adam Sandler's experiencing dysfunctional relationships with his brother, his sister (Elizabeth Marvel), and his father (Dustin Hoffman).

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31.

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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32.

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

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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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Adam Sandler received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for his hosting stint.

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35.

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

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The movie and Adam Sandler's acting received critical acclaim and many end-of-year awards from critics, who noted this role as a career best for Adam Sandler, for which he earned the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

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37.

Adam Sandler starred in and wrote the 2020 Netflix film Hubie Halloween.

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38.

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

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39.

Adam Sandler has been referenced multiple times in various media, including in the TV shows The Simpsons in the episode "Monty Can't Buy Me Love", in the Family Guy episode "Stew-Roids", and in the South Park episode "You're Getting Old".

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

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41.

The HBO series Animals episode "The Trial" features a mock court case to decide whether Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey is a better comedian.

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42.

Adam Sandler's nephew, Jared, has been featured in his films, such as Pixels and Home Team.

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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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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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