Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

|American
date of birth : 09/09/1966 | date of death :
Born on September 9, 1966, Brooklyn, New York City, United States, Actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, musician, One of the most endearing goofballs to ever grace the stages of Saturday Night Live, affectionately offensive funnyman Adam Sandler has often been cited as the writer/performer who almost single-handedly rescued the long-running late-night television staple when the chips were down and it appeared to have run its course.

Birth, Birthplace, Time of birth:

Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966, the son of Stanley, an electrical engineer, and Judy Sandler, a nursery school teacher.

Father's name: Stan Sandler
Mother's name: Judy Sandler
Brother: Scott Sandler
Sister: Elizabeth Sandler,Valerie Sandler
Spouse: Jacqueline Titone
Children: Sadie Madison Sandler,Sunny Madeline Sandler

Personal Information:

Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight

Life events:

Synopsis

Born on September 9, 1966, in New York City, Adam Sandler was always the class clown but didn't consider becoming a comedian until his brother encouraged him to perform at a Boston Comedy Club. He was a regular on MTV's Remote Control and on NBC's Saturday Night Live before devoting himself to making movies. Sandler is best known for comedy but has also received critical praise for his dramatic work.

Early Career

Actor, comedian, musician. Born on September 9, 1966, in New York City. Raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, as one of seven children, Sandler was always the class clown. However, he never aspired to be a comedian until age 17 when his brother encouraged him to perform at a Boston comedy club.Sandler continued to perform after he left Boston to attend New York University. After graduation, he became a regular on MTV's game show, Remote Control. In 1989, he starred in his first film, Going Overboard. He was later spotted by Saturday Night Live cast member Dennis Miller who got him a job on the show, which lasted from 1990 to 1995. It was there that Sandler created such characters as Cajun Man, Opera Man and Canteen Boy.

Film Debut

Through juvenile antics and sometimes offensive stunts, Sandler kept loyal fans laughing throughout the '90s. His first title film role came in 1995 with Billy Madison. Numerous films followed, including Happy Gilmore in 1996, The Wedding Singer co-starring Drew Barrymore and The Water Boy in 1998, Big Daddy in 1999, and Little Nicky in 2000.In 2002, Sandler co-starred with Winona Ryder in Mr. Deeds and the critically acclaimed Punch-Drunk Love opposite Emily Watson. The following year he starred opposite Jack Nicholson in the hit comedy Anger Management. Sandler reteamed with Barrymore for another romantic comedy 50 First Dates (2004), which fared well at the box office. Taking a more dramatic turn, he starred the dramedy Spanglish (2004) as a husband experiencing trouble with his wife (played by Tea Leoni) and developing a relationship to his housekeeper (played by Paz Vega).

Dramatic Roles

Sandler has continued to vary his work from broad comedies to more weighty material. Remaking 1974 comedy The Longest Yard (2005), he played a convict who organizes a football game between the inmates and the guards - a role originated by Burt Reynolds. Reynolds also appeared inremake along with comedian Chris Rock and singer Nelly. The next year, Sandler played an architect who discovers a remote control that gives the power to fast-forward or rewind his own life in Click (2006). He took on the role of a man who lost his family in the September 11th terrorist attacks in Reign Over Me (2007). Through an accidental meeting with an old friend (played by Don Cheadle), Sandler's character began to rebuild his shattered life. Sandler earned some positive reviews for his performance with Variety calling him "compelling" and "excellent."

Return to Comedy

Returning to the over-the-top comedy he is most famous for, Sandler produced and starred in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007). He played a straight firefighter who pretends to be in a gay relationship with a widowed firefighter (played by Kevin James) so that his friend can receive domestic partner benefits for himself and his children. For his next venture, Sandler played an Israeli commando who fakes his own death to move to America to pursue his dream of becoming a hair dresser in You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008). He also produced and co-wrote the film. Continuing to work behind the scenes, Sandler served as a producer The House Bunny (2008), the sorority house comedy starring Anna Faris. In his next release, Bedtime Stories (2008), Sandler played a man who tells his niece and nephew bedtime stories, which suddenly begin to come true. The film also features Keri Russell as his love interest, and the remaining cast includes Teresa Palmer, Guy Pearce, Lucy Lawless, and Russell Brand. Sandler also starred in the 2009 summer comedy, Funny People, which was directed by Judd Apatow. Sandler enjoyed great success with the 2010 comedy Grown Ups co-starring Salma Hayek, Kevin James and Chris Rock. He wrote the script for the movie as well. Seemingly bullet-proof at the box office, he raked in more than $26 million for the first weekend of Jack and Jill (2011)—a remarkable feat for a movie widely maligned by critics. The following year, Sandler lent his voice to the animated film Hotel Transylvania.

Outside Acting

In addition to his acting, Sandler has made several comedy albums. His first was the Grammy-nominated They're All Gonna Laugh At You (1993), which became an instant hit and expanded his fan base among young people through offensive songs and sketches. His most recent release was 2004's Shhh . . . Don't Tell.Sandler has been married to actress Jackie Titone since June 2003. The couple has two daughters: Sadie and Sunny.

Education:

High School: Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH (1985)
University: BFA, New York University (1991)

Occupation and Career:

Adam Sandler is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer and musician. Adam Sandler first performed comedy on a stage at the age of 17, on open-mike night at a Boston club. Later, while he was a freshman at New York University, he landed a recurring role as Theo's dim friend Smitty on The Cosby Show. He was a writer and performer on MTV's TV trivia show Remote Control, and made his movie debut in 1989, in an abysmal comedy called Babes Ahoy, starring Burt Young and Billy Zane. The movie was so bad it wasn't released, even on video, until several years later (re-titled Going Overboard), when Sandler's name made it marketable. After Babes Ahoy, Sandler became a semi-successful stand-up comedian in the Los Angeles area. When Dennis Miller caught Sandler's act, he recommended Sandler to Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels. Sandler auditioned for SNL, and was hired as a writer, not a performer. He first appeared on the air as Tom Hanks's brother in a December 1990 skit. After numerous other appearances, Sandler was promoted to full-fledged cast member with the start of the 1993-94 season. The Los Angeles Times described Sandler as "the most talentless, juvenile and offensive member of the current cast". He appeared on SNL as Bruce Springsteen, Axl Rose, Eddie Vedder and Bono. In a 1994 sketch that drew numerous complaints, Sandler's "Canteen Boy" was seduced by Scoutmaster Alec Baldwin. But mostly, Sandler's stint at SNL is remembered for his silly but funny songs, including "I'm So Wasted", "LunchLady Land", and "The Hanukkah Song". Back on the big screen, Sandler had small roles in Shakes the Clown with Bobcat Goldthwait and Coneheads with Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin. He co-starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi. Then came Billy Madison, the first recognizable "Adam Sandler" film, with Sandler playing his trademarked idiot-loser-goofball. After Happy Gilmore with Bob Barker and Bulletproof with Damon Wayans, The Village Voice said that "Adam Sandler movies are the skivvie skid marks of modern American cinema". Some critics almost apologized before sheepishly admitting that Sandler's The Wedding Singer was a pretty good movie, while others suggested that co-star Drew Barrymore deserved all the credit. Naysayers were skeptical when Sandler took a huge pay cut to star opposite Emily Watson in the low-budget art film Punch-Drunk Love, but his reviews were terrific. He has since returned to fart jokes with Mr. Deeds, rendered himself a cartoon in Eight Crazy Nights, slept with Jack Nicholson in Anger Management, and again earned critical raves in James L. Brooks' Spanglish. Before leaving SNL, Sandler got his college roommate, Tim Herlihy, an interview with Michaels. Herlihy became a writer on SNL, and later co-wrote some of Sandler's biggest hit movies. True to his friends, Sandler has also produced films for Dana Carvey, Rob Schneider, and David Spade.

Awards /Honors:

MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, MTV Generation Award, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor, Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Star, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit: Film, Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor, Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy, Kids' Choice Wannabe Award

Works:

Discography:

  • 1993 They're All Gonna Laugh at You!
  • 1996 What the Hell Happened to Me?
  • 1997 What's Your Name?
  • 1999 Stan and Judy's Kid
  • 2004 Shhh...Don't Tell

Filmography:

TELEVISION

  • Saturday Night Live
  • MTV
  • Remote Control

FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR

  • 12-12-12 (1-Nov-2013) • Himself
  • Grown Ups 2 (11-Jul-2013)
  • Hotel Transylvania (8-Sep-2012) [VOICE]
  • That's My Boy (14-Jun-2012) • Donny
  • Jack and Jill (11-Nov-2011) • Jack and Jill
  • Zookeeper (6-Jul-2011) • Donald the Monkey [VOICE]
  • Just Go With It (9-Feb-2011) • Danny Maccabee
  • Grown Ups (24-Jun-2010) • Lenny Feder
  • Funny People (20-Jul-2009) • George Simmons
  • Bedtime Stories (24-Dec-2008)
  • You Don't Mess with the Zohan (6-Jun-2008)
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (19-Jul-2007)
  • Reign Over Me (22-Mar-2007) • Charlie Fineman
  • Click (23-Jun-2006) • Michael Newman
  • The Longest Yard (27-May-2005) • Paul Crewe
  • Spanglish (17-Dec-2004) • John Clasky
  • 50 First Dates (13-Feb-2004) • Henry Roth
  • Anger Management (5-Mar-2003) • Dave Buznik
  • Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) • Himself [VOICE]
  • Eight Crazy Nights (27-Nov-2002) • Davey, Whitey, Eleanore & Deer [VOICE]
  • Mr. Deeds (28-Jun-2002) • Longfellow Deeds
  • Punch-Drunk Love (19-May-2002) • Barry Egan
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) • Himself
  • The Animal (21-Mar-2001) • Townie
  • Little Nicky (2-Nov-2000)
  • Big Daddy (17-Jun-1999) • Sonny
  • The Waterboy (6-Nov-1998)
  • The Wedding Singer (13-Feb-1998)
  • Bulletproof (6-Sep-1996) • Moses
  • Happy Gilmore (16-Feb-1996) • Happy Gilmore
  • Billy Madison (10-Feb-1995) • Billy Madison
  • Mixed Nuts (21-Dec-1994)
  • Airheads (5-Aug-1994) • Pip
  • Coneheads (23-Jul-1993) • Carmine
  • Shakes the Clown (13-Mar-1992)
  • Going Overboard (1989) • Schecky Moskowitz

Quotes and Memoirs:

Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.
I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
I'm 31 now. I think I'm beginning to understand what life is, what romance is, and what a relationship means.
I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.
My name is Adam Sandler. I'm not particularly talented. I'm not particularly good-looking. And yet I'm a multi-millionaire.
Feels good to try, but playing a father, I'm getting a little older. I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not.
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